Aborted HDD partitioning How to rescue data

December 21, 2009 at 09:57:16
Specs: Windows XP, 1 Gb

Yesterday I was remerging the partitions on my HDD in "EASEUS partition master" and since I didn't know how long would it take, I soon found out the program running at 1:00 during the night. The parents complained so I had to turn it off. The normal options like Close or X didn't work, so I turned on the Task manager and terminated the program.

Then I found out that I have about 110 GB free unallocated on my hard drive (which composed of three! disks). I tried system restore, nothing. I tried restart, nothing.

Is there a way to get to my data?

Please, help. Much appreciated.


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December 21, 2009 at 10:17:24
I doubt very much if here is. You will certainly need some very good data recovery software. The 110 GB free space is were your data is but the Master Boot Record isn't reflecting it as it got cut of at the knees.

do a search on Google for data recovery software and look for something that will recover corrupted Master Boot Records.

Aborting a merge half way through is probably the worst thing you can do as far as corruption goes.


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December 21, 2009 at 10:34:23

Google is your friend


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December 21, 2009 at 10:36:55
Test disk may be able to recover the partitions. Read the tutorials before using it.


Using testdisk could make things worse. It is the quick and dirty method. If you absolutely must recover files then try file recovery software or a Live version of Linux first. Then testdisk. Look below for some file recovery programs.

PC Inspector (freeware)
Zero assumption Recovery
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs
IMO the best, but not free

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