Lost Partitions

Hello CDFREAKS,
I’ve encountered a problem and would like some advise from
all the knowledgeable people on CDFREAKS.
My system consists of two hard drives (one for the OS and the other for various programs etc.etc.). The second hard drive was partitioned into three
sections but after a mishap, i’ve lost two of the three partitions on this drive.
I would like to know what program is out there that can recover the data
from the missing partitions. I’ve ran some diagnostics on the second drive
and no errors were encountered so i’m hoping that the data is still available
for retrieval.
Many thanks,

Ivanhoe…

The TRUTH is a LIE waiting to be told.

Acronis Recovery Expert saved me a time or two in a similar situation.

GetDataBack is also good.

No matter what the disaster scenario is-
GetDataBack will recover your data if the hard drive’s partition table, boot record, FAT/MTF or root directory are lost or damaged, data was lost due to a virus attack, the drive was formatted, fdisk has been run, a power failure has caused a system crash, files were lost due to a software failure, files were accidentally deleted…

Thanks CHugger will investigate Acronis and see if i can recover my files/partition.
Ivanhoe…

The TRUTH is a LIE waiting to be told.

“but after a mishap, i’ve lost two of the three partitions on this drive” -
data recovery will depend on exactly what the “mishap” was. first step is too recovery the partitons, then see if the data on the partitions is usable.
have a look @ http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.html

Ghosters,
The ‘Mishap’ was quite a silly mistake on my part. After ghosting my
system for quite a few years without any problems, i selected drive instead
of image and this contributed to the lost partitions. I did have a few cups of
coffee in the morning so i’m blaming it on the caffeine. I guess i’ll have to
stay off the dreaded stuff!!!
Ivanhoe…

The TRUTH is a LIE waiting to be told.

ewww

I did exactly the same thing with Ghost. I chose to restore a drive instead of the partition and ended up wiping out three partitions leaving me with one.

GetDataBack recovered every single file. A few image and multimedia files were corrupted, but porn is easily replaced.:D:D

Thanks to all for replying to my post. I guess one do become complacent at times when you think you’re under control but never mind it’s all to do with
learning.
Ivanhoe…

The TRUTH is a LIE waiting to be told.

I suggest you use Partition Table Doctor to resolve your
problem.The software provides very useful functions:
Backup partition table, Restore partition table, Rebuild
partition table, undelete partition, Fix boot sector,
rebuild mbr,etc.

First thing I recommend you download the demo version of
Partition Table Doctor.( http://www.ptdd.com/download.htm )

Run the program and select “Rebuild Partition Table”,
then choose “Interactive” mode.

See more: http://www.ptdd.com/recoverylostpartition.htm
http://www.ptdd.com/recoverdeletedpartition.htm
http://www.ptdd.com/partition-recovery.htm
http://www.ptdd.com