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    HELP! how to recover a drive from messing with partition?

    i was checking an old drive out for my mate whos disk is corrupt so needs one to install windows to get an rma number an check the sectors on his drive so i plugged in an old drive to check the contents before giving him it

    it never showed up in my computer so i went to the disk manager program and was looking around and created another partitoon but it seems ive done it to one of my existing media drives which holds all my personal stuff

    is there anyway i can use another partiton magic type program to reinstate the drives file structure so it will work the way it was before

    i cant access the new partition becayse it wants me to format it but im avoiding that incqase it does further damage

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    If you used something like partition magic, you MIGHT be able to get it back - if the data is critical, might be better sending it to a specialist company. DO NOT format the disk unless you really want to ensure that everything is lost (at least in any recogniseable file structure)
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    sending it away costs a fortune im pretty sure theres programs that allow low level viewing of files perhaps something can rebuild the file structure

    its mostly personal stuff like all my albums ive ripped my ps2 backups and favourite movies ive encoded to xvid

    the ammount of time ive spent ripping and converting is whats the killer here there must be a way ....

    i did the damage with the windows disk manager in administrative tools and then had a look with partition magic 8 but i cant see anything to repair it

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    I recommend GetDataBack for NTFS (they do a FAT version also). It helped me recover all my data just a week ago. Give it a try before you send your hard drive off to be fixed. Do a google search for it, i think they do a trial of an older version.
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    im almost done all the way through the test it does i was googling for stuff to try after i posted here it seems to be quite good so far i will let you all know shortly how it goes!

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    If you're lucky you can just set the partition type back to NTFS (0x7) using either the partition magic boot disk or the Linux fdisk program.
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    Re: HELP! how to recover a drive from messing with partition?

    Acronis Disk Director 10 has a "Recover Patitions" function which can read the drive's raw data and try to reconstruct a deleted partition, however, in your case you created a new one on top (correct me if I'm wrong) so maybe this might not work initially.

    Also, I can recommend TestDisk and PhotoRec which work in a similar fashion (and are free), however, you need a little technical knowledge to get them working.
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    Re: HELP! how to recover a drive from messing with partition?

    Erm... Its 2 years later, I doubt he would care now.

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    Re: HELP! how to recover a drive from messing with partition?

    Next time call him:

    He will fix it with a ball-pen and a piece of string. Either that or you'll get Alien technology.

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