Solved How to recover data from PqRP partition

October 20, 2014 at 10:50:24
Specs: Windows 7
I have a simpletech external HDD on a HP deskPro CPU running Windows XP. I also have Partition Magic 8.0 installed.

Incident: I hooked up the external drive to my Windows 7 machine to create a backup drive. The partition ended up wiping the other partitions on the HDD. I immediately pulled the plug on the external drive. I hooked the drive up to my XP system and lost the other partitions and have PqRP as a partition now. How do I reverse the process and recover my old partition which, has photos dating back to when I first purchased the external drive?

message edited by Dale2


See More: How to recover data from PqRP partition

Report •


✔ Best Answer
October 21, 2014 at 17:41:58
No, it's not that the drive and windows 7 were on different types of partitions. Apparently powerquest thought you wanted to resize the partition and the pqrp it created was an intermediate step.

Check post # 5 here:

http://club.myce.com/f3/partition-m...

for explanation of using PTEDIT to possibly recover it. Powerquest is part of symentac now so you can download it from symantec's FTP site:

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/

There's a ptedit and ptedit32. Ptedit is the dos version and ptedit32 is for use in windows NT



#1
Report •

#2
October 20, 2014 at 19:52:40

Report •

#3
October 21, 2014 at 14:58:00
I don't think these forums relate to the problem I have of trying to make a new partition on a newer OS. Then, for me to go back to XP and try to recover the partition I lost. the partition is larger like the others but I was formatting 20 Gb as a backup for Win 7 on Win 7. The external drive was FAT 32. Win 7 is NTFS. That is where my problem comes in.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
October 21, 2014 at 17:41:58
✔ Best Answer
No, it's not that the drive and windows 7 were on different types of partitions. Apparently powerquest thought you wanted to resize the partition and the pqrp it created was an intermediate step.

Check post # 5 here:

http://club.myce.com/f3/partition-m...

for explanation of using PTEDIT to possibly recover it. Powerquest is part of symentac now so you can download it from symantec's FTP site:

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/english_us_canada/tools/pq/utilities/

There's a ptedit and ptedit32. Ptedit is the dos version and ptedit32 is for use in windows NT


Report •

#5
October 22, 2014 at 04:02:57
OK, I will try this. Hope it brings back my old partition and recovers my pictures. The drive does have two other partitions but neither has my pictures. I was able to look into both of them through Power Quest Partition Magic.

Report •


Ask Question