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Lost Partitions
Hi while trying to resize a partition it all went nasty, instead of 3 partitions totalling 200 gig it's only showing 1 at 10 with the os on it, all my data is now in the unpartitioned space. I haven't formatted the partitions or changed anything since it crashed except setting the now unpartitioned space as partition D to stop scandisk having a go at it 'cause I heard scandick can do more harm than good in these instances. I know all my data is still there it's just can I restore it? I hope the info below means more to someone out there than it does to me

Any help more than welcome, thanx in advance


General System Information:
Total Physical Memory (bytes): 1,073,201,152
Used Physical Memory: (bytes): 242,077,696
Maximum Page File Size: (bytes): 2,581,643,264
Current Page File Size: (bytes): 149,659,648

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Disk Geometry Information for Disk 1: 24792 Cylinders, 255 Heads, 63 Sectors/Track
System PartSect # Boot BCyl Head Sect FS ECyl Head Sect StartSect NumSects
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0 0 80 0 1 1 07 1023 254 63 63 17,623,242
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 0 80 0 1 1 07 1096 254 63 63 17623242
0 1 00 1023 0 1 0F 1023 254 63 17,623,305 380,660,175
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
0 1 00 1097 0 1 0F 24791 254 63 17623305 380660175
17,623,305 0 00 1023 1 1 0E 1023 254 63 17,623,368 380,627,982
Info: Begin C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Info: End C,H,S values were large drive placeholders.
Actual values are:
17623305 0 00 1097 1 1 0E 24789 254 63 17623368 380627982

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Partition Information for Disk 1: 194,474.4 Megabytes
Volume PartType Status Size MB PartSect # StartSect TotalSects UsedSects FreeSects
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C: NTFS Pri,Boot 8,605.1 0 0 63 17,623,242 17,623,242 0
ExtendedX Pri 185,869.2 0 1 17,623,305 380,660,175 380,628,045 32,130
EPBR Log 185,853.5 None -- 17,623,305 380,628,045 380,628,045 0
D: FAT16X Log 185,853.5 17,623,305 0 17,623,368 380,627,982 0 380,627,982
Unallocated Log 15.7 None -- 398,251,350 32,130 0 32,130


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Boot Record for drive C: (Drive: 1, Starting sector: 63, Type: NTFS)
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1. Jump: EB 52 90
2. OEM Name: NTFS
3. Bytes per Sector: 512
4. Sectors per Cluster: 8
5. Reserved Sectors: 0
6. Number of FATs: 0
7. Root Dir Entries: 0
8. Total Sectors: 0
9. Media Descriptor: 0xF8
10. Sectors per FAT: 0
11. Sectors per Track: 63 (0x3F)
12. Number of Heads: 255 (0xFF)
13. Hidden Sectors: 63 (0x3F)
14. Total Sectors (>32MB): 0 (0x0)
15. Unused: 0x80008000
16. Total NTFS Sectors: 17623241
17. MFT Start Cluster: 786432
18. MFT Mirror Start Clust: 1310297
19. Clusters per FRS: 246
20. Clusters per Index Blk: 1
21. Serial Number: 0xFCB4E487B4E445AC
22. Checksum: 0 (0x0)
23. Boot Signature: 0xAA55

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Last Post by DMR
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Just last week I had one of my multi-drive/multi-partition/multi-operating system computers take a serious hit, which ended up totally hosing the partition layout of one of the drives.

In my search for a solution I found a free trial verison of a very cool recovery tool that absolutely and saved my butt:

http://www.dfsee.com/

It's more than a bit cryptic to use if you aren't famiiar with low-level drive/partition manipulation (you can definitely blow your drive away entirely if you make a mistake) but in my case it was able to rebuild the scrambled partition table and restore everything.

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Thanx that looks like just what I need, if a little scary..... :eek:

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It definitely does look scary, even to someone like me who's gone that deep into byte-level partition manipulation once or twice before- be careful, and stop to ask questions before making any choices/changes that you aren't sure of. Also- the trial version is only good for 8 days, sooo....

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