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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:09 PM
Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:32 PM
Posted 07 August 2015 - 08:55 PM
Using chkdsk may have made things worse. In the System Recovery Options access a command prompt. Type the following commands followed by enter.
list volume Post the output of this command. Hopefully you do not see the C: volume listed as RAW under the FS heading.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 12:32 AM
Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:46 AM
I am not sure how you were able to access your D partition with Hirens as it is RAW unless the letters were transposed. When you explored the partition you could open in Hirens, did it have a folder called Windows and another as Users? This does not look like a normal Windows 7 partition structure.
Please do the following. Open a Command Prompt again and type
select disk X - Where X would be a disk number listed that is roughly 1000MB in size. This should be your Windows disk
list partition - Post the output. You only need to post the number, type and size.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 12:17 PM
Edited by Lily93, 08 August 2015 - 12:20 PM.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 03:02 PM
How many internal HDDs are in the computer? Can you do the same thing for the other two 75GB disks. List the partition after selecting the Disk #. According to post#4 your C: drive is healthy and your D is RAW so I am not sure how you were able to explore D:
Was the disk you were able to explore in Hirens the 932GB disk?
Posted 08 August 2015 - 04:59 PM
I first re-did the very first thing that you asked me to using Hirens instead of the Win7 disk. Those results are different than what I first got.
Volume 0 F Hirens Bood CDFS DVID ROM 278 MB
Volume 1 G DVD ROM 0B
Volume 2 D Storage Dri NTFS Partition 932 GB Healthy
Volume 3 C Partition 100 MB Healthy
Volume 4 E Partition 149 GB Healthy
I think there are two HDDs. The C drive has (or had) my Windows, program files,and other random stuff. I had most of my pictures stored on D.
Then I did a new Command Prompt, and got the information for the two 75 gb disks.
Partition 1 Primary 100 MB
Partition 2 Primary 149 gb
There are no partitions on this disk to show.
I'm going to try attaching some pictures. Apologies if they are upside down; I can't them to rotate correctly.
Yes, the disk I am able to open in Hirens is the 932GB.
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Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:20 PM
This looks bad. The 100 MB partition is or was your System Reserved Partition and it shows as having no files system and it not having any data, the same is true for the 149GB partition which also has no file system and and no data. Both have 100% free space. What is strange is when you use the list disk command disk 1 shows up as 75GB but listing the partitions on disk 1 after selecting it shows up as about 149GB. C and E are the partitions that would boot to windows and there is no data on them. No partitions show on Disk2. I think somehow your partition table got mangled.
Do you know what version of Hirens you have?
Do the following. Boot Hirens but do not select MiniXP. Select Dos Programs > Recovery Programs > TestDisk. Do a Quick Search. It should find your two partitions of 100MB and 149GB. Highlight both and press the "P" key. Do you see any files listed? If you do not see the 100MB and 149GB partitions do a deeper search.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:27 PM
Hirens says it is 9.9. I have had it for a long time, so probably outdated.
I do not see an option to select Dos Programs
Boot from Hard Drive
Start Mini Windows XP
Windows Memory Diagnostic
I can try to find a newer version if that would be helpful.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:40 PM
Yes, you would need v15.2. There are many more tools on it. It may be better to use a linux disk called Parted Magic. You can download the iso here then burn to a CD using another computer. If you know someone with another comptuer they could do it for you or possibly have it done at a library. Was this a custom build as I do not see an OEM recovery partition.
I can't promise we will get windows back even using Testdisk as it does look bad. You may have to reinstall the OS.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:59 PM
I drug out my old emergency dinosaur computer, and got 15.2.
When I select Test Disk, it flashes a few things on the screen...one of which asks me about a keyboard. Then it offers options about creating a log. I don't see any option of selecting Quick Search or the ability to go deeper. I told it to create a new log file. I only see the two 75GB and one 932GB.
My son bought it new,from Digital Storm, then I got it from him. I had this stuff in mail, so I copied it over in case you needed it.
1x … CoolerMaster HAF-X (942) Desktop Chassis
1x … Intel i7 950 3.06Ghz Quad Core Processor
1x … Asus Rampage III Extreme (Intel X58 Chipset) Motherboard
3x … 2GB DDR3 2000Mhz Corsair Dominator GT RAM (6GB Total)
1x … Corsair Pro Gold Series 1200W Power Supply (CMPSU-1200AX)
2x … NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580 1.5GB EVGA Superclocked GPU (SLI)
2x … Intel 80GB SSD (X25-M MLC) (RAID 0 Array, 160GB Total)
1x … 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM HDD
1x … DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW LightScribe Drive
1x … Blu-Ray Player/DVD Player Drive
1x … Noctua NH-D14 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
1x … Windows 7 Operating System
I understand that you can't promise anything. But I assure you that the odds are better with you advising me than not. I'm not good with this kind of thing.
I will download the Linux disk.
Edited by Lily93, 08 August 2015 - 06:01 PM.
Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:13 PM
2x … Intel 80GB SSD (X25-M MLC) (RAID 0 Array, 160GB Total)
That is the reason you see two 80GB drives and list disk for disk 1 showed two partitions that equaled the two 80GB drives (100MB and 149GB). I don't have any experience with RAID setups unfortunately and I am not sure how to use Testdisk on a RAID setup. I personally try to avoid RAID as it complicates things for troubleshooting.
When you highlight the first 80GB disk and select Proceed what happens? Does it detect two partitions?
Posted 08 August 2015 - 06:33 PM
Go ahead and select Analyze. As long as you do not select Write you are okay. It will only read the drive.
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