Thread: Partitioning problem
December 1st, 2010, 06:47 PM #1
Hey guys. I decided to take free space from a partition on my storage drive (it has a couple hundred gigs of my stuff on it) and create a second partition. about a quarter-way through the process, I dropped something off my desk and just happened to hit the switch on my power strip. I boot back into windows, and it can't open the partition with all my stuff on it.
What do i do now? is there some program that will let me recover my data off a bad partition? I have hundreds of $ worth of stuff in the partition and would HATE to lose it!
December 2nd, 2010, 04:07 AM #2
Have you got a recent backup of it..? As I always say, data is only considered important if it has been backed up, any data that isn't backed up cannot be called important.
Perhaps it could be a good idea to try to explain how the partitions were before and after (something simple in Paint for example) and what you were using to play with the partitions..that way we don't have to guess as to what it is that happened, and can advise if there is something that can be done.....
December 2nd, 2010, 05:42 PM #3
December 3rd, 2010, 01:54 AM #4
I haven't used that app before, but I would imagine that what you were doing would be a two stage process: stage one to shrink the drive; stage two to create the new one. There may even be multiple steps within those two stages, but that's the gist of it.
Would I be correct in thinking that you mean that you were ~20% through the first stage I mentioned above....? If that's correct, then you're most likely stuck and the only thing you could do is spend ££££££ on trying to get your data recovered, or give up (as it wasn't important anyway - see definition in my previous post) and try to delete all of the partitions and start again.
Going forwards, I suggest that you might wish to purchase an extra HDD to store your backups on, and possibly a UPS so that your machine won't just crash shutdown if the power fails (like a PDU breaks) which should also benefit your computer if there are any brownouts in future...
If you want, I can give you a few recovery houses that have been known to have good results, but be aware that most will charge you for the service regardless of whether they find anything....I would hazard a guess that the 'no find, no fee' ones are possibly going to cost more, but I have no stats to show either way, just my 'business head' thinking....
December 3rd, 2010, 05:11 PM #5
well, i've tried a lot of different programs, none of them helped me, besides recuva. Thankfully, i was able to locate my expensive windows key list and save it. (I'm telling you No now, before you start thinking i'm a software thief.) I guess everything else is replaceable. Thank you for the help anyways. i'll probably just format and get it over with.
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