I am encountering a problem that could have a solution. I recently used partition magic to copy C: drives xp pro sp2 from 1st primary partition to 3rd primary partition. After the 1st main C: partition and before the 3rd primary partition existed a 2nd primary partition as a data store source. Problem is that after a copy of the 1st xp pro sp2 was copied to the 3rd primary partition, the data from the 2nd primary partition has appeared to be deleted. I have used data recovery softwares and have found the data on that partition and can restore the data by means of manually creating new folders to sort these data files recovered. This method is although frustrating as I have recently found that a file folder that had been deleted/unindexed from that data store partition has appeared but with no previous data that was there but with new data recently save on another partition. Does any one know how this is possible and how to fix with least effort?
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Re: HDD data recovery
Most hard drives have that erie only 2 partitians at a time this is with your computer how it can handle since you made three particians there is a chance that it only allows partitions of only 2
say for instance you have a celeron your comp would only allow what you memmory can give you this would knock out the 2 partician when created the 3rd partician
not enough memmory to fill all 3 partitians
safe end to this particians in long run can hurt your comp more than help it i suggest buying another hdd to make your back ups or get a portable pull out system hdd this ensures your files are as easy to get as putting in a new hard drive
hope this gave some insite
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http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspxwhen you download partition magic you will have the option to make rescue to disks to boot from make these disks then change your first boot device your to floppy drive this will give you options to partition then partition only the good sectors of your hard drive and install an operating system to the good partition Partition Magic 8.0 description Partitioning your hard drive plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance. PartitionMagic allows you to create, resize, merge and convert partitions without destroying data. Award-winning PartitionMagic Pro from Symantec is a leader in hard-drive partitioning software. PartitionMagic Pro allows you to create, resize, move, and convert partitions without destroying your data. You can quickly and easily create partitions, which can act as file drawers on your hard disks for storing valuable information such as data files, applications, and operating systems. Storing information in separate partitions helps you organize and protect your data, safely run multiple operating systems, and reclaim wasted disk space.
also you could use a linux operating sytsem 100% free or you could buy a disk you can get one for around $4.50 "cheap" or download one http://www.ubuntu.com/download
If you have a valid Win XP Pro CD and want to install the operating system you'll need to format your hard disk drive. If you have allot of data on you're hard disk drive, (In Win 2000) Suggest you create a second partition within the free space of you're hdd and install windows XP Pro. Boot you're system with the XP CD. Pay close attention to the display screens. Follow the instructions for creating a second partition.
Format the new partition. (Quick). Install windows XP on the new partition. Once completed you can copy your personal data to win XP.
If you choose to keep the win 2000 partition and you do not wish to have a dual boot system than remove/delete the root files from the 2000 partition. These files; Autoexec.bat and Boot.ini. You're new XP Boot.ini should read like this;
[boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
Once you're satisfied an no longer need win 2000 use windows diskmgmt.msc from the run command to delete the win 2000 partition.
Win 2000 uses a FAT16 where Win XP uses the FAT NTFS.
Try deleting the partition and then create a new partition on the unallocated space, then perform a clean install of win xp onto it if you want to fix corrupted partition issue. If you want to recover data from your previous partition, you have to use third party utilities. First select another partition from your hard drive, format it (if it mayn't contain important data), if it contains important data select leave the partition intact from the XP setup menu. After setup download a software names "Active file Recovery", use it to recover your previous c drive, and you are done, if you face xtra probs mail me to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can the PC boot at all? If not, what about taking the drive out and connecting it to another, working PC as a slave and trying to copy the data off that way. You could do this internaqlly or externally depending on the cables / interfaces available to you.
You should be able to access your recovery partition directly on the PC and use it to reformat the drive. Unless the drive is physically damaged this is the best option.
If the drive is physically damaged, then you will need to try to remake the recovery partition on a new drive - this could be next to impossible as you will need to know how the drive was partitioned and get it exactly right. The recovery partition was probably hidden and may have had a vendor specific format ID. Not impossible to do, but a lot of messing about in the low-level technical areas of disk reconstruction, and far too technical to decribe here.
Have a look on the PC vendor's website and see if they can provide recovery media for you - they can often do this for a small charge to cover postage fees.
In my humble opinion, the best option is to install a second (blank or larger) drive. Install some recovery software such as "easy recovery pro" or something that will be able to read files from a filesystem that has had the partition table written over. Start with trying to scan using FAT32, and in failing that, try NTFS. Restore the data to the second drive, format the first and partition as required. Copy the data back to the first drive to the partitions that you specified, and erase the data from the second drive. A free option may be pandora recovery, available at http://www.pandorarecovery.com/features/
Yuou must backup the data of d:\ in another harddrive or volume before doing this backup your data in another volume and then merge the data you can even copy the sectors from partion magic .Data can be recovered by using data recovery softwares.
From the data you provided, the D drive is deleted and is newly created. But it is not yet formatted. So the data is virtually deleted. Why I said virtually is because, the data is still there on the drive physically and you can recover it using third party tools like OO disk recovery tool. That is why partition magic is still showing data on it. And it is also obvious that the task which Partition Magic started (splitting drives) is not finished properly. That is why K partition is incorrectly formatted. It is natural that it asks format of D drive because D drive belongs to no file type and it must be of FAT32 or NTFS or other file system. The solution for your problem is try recovering your data on D drive using disk recovery tools. Then format it using FAT32 or NTFS. Format K drive also in FAT32 or NTFS. Use either partition magic or Computer Management. Since already PM caused problems on your computer, try computer management. It is safe.
You have obviously deleted the partition that the laptop could recover from but usually if you are supplied a cd to recover windows, there is normally a drivers folder within the cd but not the aplications, such as anti virus although these are only for a trial period.
for things like microsoft works if supplied, are normally on a seperate cd.
Without knowledge of your partition software, you should be able to partition the HDD and then copy the files from one drive to another, but the restore may not work as the system files may not weave together when you come to restore.
I would imagine it's only the drivers that's youre main concern, which you can install from your other laptop.