NAS 200 D 480 Gb , it doesn't boot: how to recover data from second partition
this model is equipped with MS windows file server os.... The OS doesn't boot a t all. We've tried connecting an external dvd and loading a windows xp pro recover console hoping it could help but it didn't resolev.. Iomega sent us a CD for recovering the Nas ...but it seems to do it for all the partitions...so we decide to wait avoiding the risk of destroyng data in the second one.
How can we restore the Os installation without destroyng the data in the second partition?. Is there a way for it.
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It seems your OS on the NAS has being destroyed some how (maybe a power failure or unattended shutdown...). To recover your files from the broken NAS, I suggest to open your NAS and get the HDD out. Most NAS works with a special embedded Linux system, so it's possible the internal HDD to have ext2, ext3 or ext4 structure wich is completely readable if you connect the extracted NAS's HDD to a desktop of any kind and boot from a Live CD as PartedMagic. Once you boot that LiveCd, you could mount the existent partitions on the extracted NAS HDD (and attached to the system that you've just booted) and recover your files from it. Also you could check the NAS HDD to see what's going wrong with him, also from inside the PartedMagic. For that, you need some Linux skills, but don't be afraid: it's much easy than you figure... And, as final suggestion, mount the NAS's HDD founded partitions as READ-ONLY, to prevent them to be erased/deleted by accident.
I'm guessing that you've formatted hard drive partitions containing Windows 7. If so, the drive will eventually become RAW as it contains the system files and the OS. You need to run the professional partition recovery software (http://goo.gl/5eEjN), capable to recover RAW partitions from your hard drive. Follow the link mentioned above and try the software. It comes in demo version, so you can try it for free and once assured, you can go for premium version to recover all your data.
If you wan to fresh install, here you can do ::
Try following steps. Restart the PC, Press Delete for some time It will lead you to BIOS setting Go to the Boot Priority menu, select DVD ROM as First Boot and HDD as Second Boot Now Insert your Operating system CD: Vista Ultimate Restart the PC and when screen says " Press
any key to continue" hit "enter" Let the CD load and then select New Installation Format the drive by pressing L, and then create three partition , 100 GB for Vista Ultimate, 100 GB for Windows 7 and rest for data. Hit enter and let os Load After complete OS loading, system will restart and
again you will see " Press any key to continue" DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY. OS will boot and register it with microsft. create login and then remove OS DVD,
Insert the Windows 7 DVD restrt the system, Hit enter when it says " enter any key to continue" select new installation, point to the earlier created partition for windows 7 installation proceed with same procedure. after complete installation, when you restart the pc, you will find both the BOOT entries at booting. do not forget to load device drivers on both the OS.