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    Partition Recovery

    Long story short i was trying to dual boot windows 7 and windows xp. I was trying to split my single partition down the middle. I had just got a copy of EASEUS partition master (link below) and had just finished installing it when my screen turned into a patchwork quilt of colours.

    http://www.partition-tool.com/

    Upon restarting it it didn't recognise any OS and all the recovery options that come with Windows 7 failed to work. I put in my OS disc to perform a reinstall however it only recognises a 10gb partition (Dell backup stuff) and a 180mb partition, not ''seeing'' the other 300+gbs of my HDD.

    Can anyone advise on where i go from here, either fixing the partitions, or re-allocating the 300+gb partition to workable space?


    cheers guys

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    iv managed to run EASEUS partition docter, to try and rebuild the master boot however when i try and run it from the CD during the boot, the colours are all mismatched. Bit gutting as it seems so close, yet so far away!

    Can anyone advise?

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    Why don't you boot off a CD, like UBCD4Win and have a look at the partitions from in there?

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Why don't you boot off a CD, like UBCD4Win and have a look at the partitions from in there?
    I never made a back up of the master boot so i don't know what id replace/fix it with. Iv downloaded UBCD4Win, but without a copy of the original i don't think it can help much.

    Cheers anyway mate

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    I ended up taking the HDD out of the laptop & plugging it into my main PC and just formatting it on there. Back into the laptop and now re-installing OS!

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    Andehh...You just format your drive even you do not have any backup.Formatting a drive again and again could damage your HDD and finally you may come across data loss situations. <deleted - pimping commercial software>
    Last edited by peterb; 28-12-2009 at 07:05 PM.

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    Re: Partition Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by mariezz View Post
    Andehh...You just format your drive even you do not have any backup.Formatting a drive again and again could damage your HDD and finally you may come across data loss situations. <deleted - pimping commercial software>
    Formatting (incorrectly named) will not damage a drive at all. All 'formatting' does is write the file system structure to the partition, be it NTFS, FAT32, ext3 or whatever.
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