Using Windows 7 diskpart - bad situation!

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September 20, 2011 at 23:05:14
Specs: Windows
Hi there all,

I have been studying for a Windows 7 exam and was running through the process of using diskpart to prepare a USB stick, so that I could then use it to install windows...
The problem is I selected the wrong disk, or the disks were listed wrong (I am sue I checked).
I used
>select disk 1 (or whatever number it was)
Disk one is selected.
>clean
>create partition primary
>format fs=fat32 quick
at which stage it said the partition was too large. When I checked my HDD (2TB) it was completely empty.

My backup drive had failed the previous day so I am in a bad situation!! Any help would be much appreciated.

Bener.


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#1
September 21, 2011 at 15:41:50
My issue is this. Even disk part would not have let you create a partition on a current partition to my understanding. It should have said you can only use remaining free space.

Your statement was you created a partition so what is going on??

Maybe boot to a W7 dvd and see if you can use repair to start.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
September 21, 2011 at 16:13:30
you would need to buy and use one of the data/partition recovery programs available on the web.

is strange the 2TB drive is empty since you specified fat32 which has MS artificial limit of 32gig. Suspect the command never got to the fat32 part but only did the clean part thereby wiping out the drive contents

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#3
September 21, 2011 at 18:39:20
Opps, didn't see the clean command. Wanderer is right. You need a recovery app like an unpartition app.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
September 21, 2011 at 22:38:38
Thanks for the tips everyone, I am currently running MiniTool Power data recovery... Fingers crossed!

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