Need some serious help here. My question is regarding a very critical, technical matter & has to do with Hiren's BootCD [LINK].
I'm in the process of contacting it's creator. With the issue I'm having, I need all the help I can get.
I'll try to explain this as precisely as I can. The GPU of my older notebook recently died so, as the display would not come on anymore, I needed to save the OS from the still working HDD. I put the notebook HDD in an external enclosure &, from the suggestion of a friend, gave Hiren's BootCD a shot @ cloning the notebook's HDD to the Storage HDD @ my desktop.
Under the "Mini Windows XP" environment from the CD, I ran a program called "CloneDisk". The cloning options I set for it were:
1] Disk to Disk
2] Source: Notebook HDD in external enclosure
3] Destination: Storage HDD in my PC
Let's say the Destination is E Drive & the Source F Drive. After the cloning was successfully done & I restarted my desktop, the entire 500GB Storage HDD @ E Drive is gone! It's been "replaced" by a 35GB one, which is the size of the cloned HDD of the notebook. To make matters worse, I had a roughly 120GB TrueCrypt partition on that HDD so that's completely gone, too. I am beside myself. This HDD & it's 2 partitions housed everything I have of value. Are the changes made by CloneDisk irreversible? I sure hope not. That would be disastrous for me.
This is causing me a lot of stress. As it appears now, I have lost all my critical work/life files from this drive amounting to over 10 years worth of work. Please help. If you can't, please point me to someone who can. I'm hoping there's a simple solution to all this. Perhaps with a HDD/file recovery or system restore function @ Hiren's BootCD or other Linux Recovery Discs/etc.
Any & all assistance in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
MissingHDDPartitions@CloneDisk_HirensBootCD.zip 185.28KB 3 downloads
Edited by MZAdotcom, 12 February 2012 - 05:45 AM.