Solved accidentally deleted the partition on my hard drive

May 17, 2013 at 07:57:24
Specs: Windows 7 64b, P4- 2.8 ghz 22 gb
I am pretty freaked out about what happened and really hope that there is an answer to this problem.

I was helping a friend out and was in the process of wiping a hard drive to reinstall the OS

I had the friends hard drive in a hard drive bay connected to my computer through USB

I was using a software that I really like called easeUS partition master

In the software, I selected his hard drive to delete the partition... the mistake I made was that I selected C: drive and D: drive. I was tired and failed to recognize that C: drive was my computer!!

So the software carried out the task of deleting the partition... and I realized upon rebooting the computer, that the C: drive I selected was my own computer.

I have since connected my own hard drive to the hard drive dock and connected it to the USB on another computer. I ran the same software, easeUS Partition Master, and one of the selections was to "recover a partition".

I ran the recover a partition on my C: drive that I accidentally deleted.
I can now see all of my data when the hard drive is in the dock, but the hard drive will not boot the computer that it came out of.

Please Please tell me that there is a way to just return this hard drive back to normal... where it boots the computer it came from and where all of the settings and data are intact and functioning.

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May 17, 2013 at 08:06:15
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The invisible but very essential MBR (Master Boot Record) on your hard drive has probably been damaged or is missing, and the hard drive can't boot without it.

You can repair or rebuild the MBR with your EaseUS Partition Master.

Instructions here:

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May 17, 2013 at 08:13:43
Thank you so much for the response... I kinda thought it was related to the MBR, but I am terrified to death of making this worse by rebuilding or repairing the MBR.

Is there any possible way that I can destroy my precious data by trying to rebuild the MBR??

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May 17, 2013 at 11:18:18
You can also do a start up repair from a Windows 7 Repair Disk or Install Disk to rebuild your MBR, possibly with less risk. The Repair Disk you should have made when the machine was new, but can be made from any Windows 7 machine as long they are both either 32bit or 64bit.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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