Alright so I tried using Samsung's Recovery Solution 5, and I did a basic restore.. Thought it might have fixed something, but it seems to have deleted my entire data drive D:,but C: is okay. Is there any way I can recover this or am I sol? I kind of have 3 years' worth of university files on it..
OMG, why didn't you let someone answer you 1st??!! I was just about to tell you what to do until I read this last bit.
So, did you do a Factory Reset & the OS partition & the Data partition were on the same (one) HDD? AND, now you say you can't see the D:\ Drive anywhere? Nothing was backedup anywhere (first)?
If the answer to all the above queries is Yes AND no drives were specified when the Reset was done... you have reason to cry.
If I wait too long for a response and then bump the thread, people will say I'm impatient. If I act too soon, they will say I should have waited for a response. There is no winning, but what is important is that this gets fixed soon.
Also, yesterday (before I saw these replies), I came across TestDisk. I apparently misinterpreted the wiki, and now my computer won't boot up at all. I get the "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." It wants a Windows installation disk, but the notebook never even came with one from what I remember. I'm in the process of finding a blank CD so I can burn a restore program to boot off of.
In the tutorial:
- "If all partitions are listed and only in this case, confirm at Write with Enter, y and OK.
Now, the partitions are registered in the partition table."
--I thought that by recognizing the that D: drive was there, as well as my files (which were also there), I assumed that meant that "all the partitions" were listed. I now see this wasn't the case.. It was my fault for not knowing the terminology.
By the way, I read in the tutorial for Samsung Recovery basic restore that it would only affect Windows files in the C: drive, so I don't think I had reason to believe that it would have affected my data in drive D:
Edited by Orange Milk, 07 July 2015 - 12:49 PM.