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fionab
What is the best way to recover a partition that now seems to have dissapeared since making the drive a 2nd drive?
badai
FinalData
http://www.finaldata.com/

Get Data Back
http://www.runtime.org/

Ontrack EasyRecovery
http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecoveryprofessional/
fionab
Thyanks had found get data back and it worked well then it said to copy to new drive you must license. Anyway will look at all 1st before deciding which to go with.
Jaan
If you can find Hiren's BootCD anywhere, that would have everything you need.
Homepage: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html
badai
most software in that cd are pirated. i'm not sure if there is any free software inside, but if it has, then why not just download that free software?

Jaan wrote:
If you can find Hiren's BootCD anywhere, that would have everything you need.
Homepage: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html
badai
this one is free, but kind of hard to use

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
TheGeek
Not sure exactly what your situation is, but I have lost data before in the past and had good luck with booting to a live linux CD and recovering data that way...however, I'm not sure if that works for missing partitions...I only had to do it if I lost my master boot record or if someone windows managed to mess itself up beyond repair.
badai
seem easy, but can lead to disaster, unless u can give some guide.

thanks.

TheGeek wrote:
Not sure exactly what your situation is, but I have lost data before in the past and had good luck with booting to a live linux CD and recovering data that way...however, I'm not sure if that works for missing partitions...I only had to do it if I lost my master boot record or if someone windows managed to mess itself up beyond repair.
TheGeek
Its rather straight forward.

Download Knoppix 5.0 and burn the ISO to a CD using Nero (or similar burning software that burns ISO images). Put the CD in your computer and reboot. Boot to the CD and when it finishes loading you will be in a desktop environment that looks very similar to windows (its designed for windows users to use). Then on the desktop it should have an icon for each hard drive you have on your computer and from there just copy it to either an external hard drive that is FAT32 formatted or to a jump drive (knoppix has excellent plug and play support Very Happy )
badai
that is when the partition table is there. the hd is in working condition. not only linux, but any other OS that support that particular partition format will be able to read it. what happen when it get corrupted like what happen to fionab's hd? will linux, or any other OS can see the partition? what if the OS automatically try to initialize it like mac always do, and it do full format on it? can any recovery software recover it later if we do full format on that partition?

or are u telling us that windows cannot see your partiton but linux automagically can? that's news.

TheGeek wrote:
Its rather straight forward.

Download Knoppix 5.0 and burn the ISO to a CD using Nero (or similar burning software that burns ISO images). Put the CD in your computer and reboot. Boot to the CD and when it finishes loading you will be in a desktop environment that looks very similar to windows (its designed for windows users to use). Then on the desktop it should have an icon for each hard drive you have on your computer and from there just copy it to either an external hard drive that is FAT32 formatted or to a jump drive (knoppix has excellent plug and play support Very Happy )
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