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    Right, here's the deal. My bro's computer needed to be formated. I did that. It suddenly switched the C and D partition letters around (C is now storage, D system). He doesn't want that. So I have to format again. I have stuff on it which I wan't.
    He has a SATA HDD wich i can't use on my motherboard. I don't have an external harddrive. His computer has LOADS of virus and spyware (lovasan for example). I tried to remove lovasan with three different tools without success. He can't see my computer in the network. I then inserted my harddrive into his computer (with the correct jumper settings), which made windows unbootable. I inserted the XP disk only to find that my brothers storage partition (c) had been cut in half (75 GB instead of 150 GB), which meant I lost all the stuff I wanted on it.
    I now need to use Ghost or something to rescue the data...but I need a computer with ghost installed and a motherboard that supports SATA HDD's to do so... ARGH!

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    Uhh.... congratulations.
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    Ghost will only help you if you made an image prior to your troubles.

    In what state is the PC in now? Is it still bootable?

    You said you tried to install your hard drive and it wouldent boot. Sice you said he has SATA and your tring to attached a IDE drive check the BIOS setting, it may be tring to boot from your drive and not his.

    You said it cant connect to yours over the network. Have you tried to determain why? Have you tried to connect to it from your computer? Have you tried to connect by IP #?

    Can you attach another removable media device like a DVDR/CDR or a USB flash drive and get some of your data that way? Even booting into somthing like Knoppix will allow you filesystem and USB access.


    Sorry for the scatter gun ansewers but I had a little trouble following your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telex
    Ghost will only help you if you made an image prior to your troubles.

    In what state is the PC in now? Is it still bootable?

    You said you tried to install your hard drive and it wouldent boot. Sice you said he has SATA and your tring to attached a IDE drive check the BIOS setting, it may be tring to boot from your drive and not his.

    You said it cant connect to yours over the network. Have you tried to determain why? Have you tried to connect to it from your computer? Have you tried to connect by IP #?

    Can you attach another removable media device like a DVDR/CDR or a USB flash drive and get some of your data that way? Even booting into somthing like Knoppix will allow you filesystem and USB access.


    Sorry for the scatter gun ansewers but I had a little trouble following your post.
    I know, the post is a mess, thanks though.

    I've never used Ghost before...so I don't have an image >_<

    The PC is bootable after I removed my ATA disk, although his partition remain halved and the filesystem is still gone.

    I tried to connect to his computer from mine to using our network IP's too, didn't work though.

    I don't own an external harddrive, however, I do own a mp3 player with 1 Gb space. However, there's 9 GB of data, which now is lost...

    Knoppix?

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    My guesses are that youre fucked. Format the damn thing and re download everything that you lost
    "Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real" - Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensimilija
    My guesses are that youre fucked. Format the damn thing and re download everything that you lost
    Yeah well...it's stuff I've collected for over three years...and also stuff i've done with my friends, movies, programs, pictures and alike

    I only see one option now...hirakiri...someone be my second?

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    didn't read everything, but if it is "only" a windows problem, just put this hdd as a slave with another disk that functions well, and save what you want... or as you said run it with knoppix and save the data to an external hdd..
    if your hdd has been erased, there are softwares that can retrieve most of the informations, but i can't give you names ^^ .. search on google

    if it's another problem, then harakiri may be a solution :P

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    Google the Ultimate Boot CD and download and burn that. Maybe one of the many tools for HDs on there can help. Only cost a 5 cent disk to try.
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    If you messed up the partition table then chances are that anything on the section that is now being used is gone. Is the " missing " 75 gig presently denoted as unpartitioned space or it part of the other filesystem ? If it hasn't been touched then perhaps it may be possible to extract data from it, but honestly it doesn't look good. By the sound of things you FDisked it at least once and I wont speculate as to which divisions your reformatted or if the 9 gigs your looking for even exists anymore. I still think knoppix is your best bet , I haven't seen any free windows based recovery software that can check unpartitioned or unformatted space but I may be wrong. I haven't tried Ultimate boot cd.( you cant name software recovery tools here ? ).
    When your dealing with deleted file recovery you need to remember this, anything you write to the drive can overwrite the data your trying to recover, even booting the pc can cause the swap file to overwrite stuff your trying to get back.

    if you do manage to find anything your mp3 player should work fine, just do it a few times you don't need to grab it all at once unless its some big image file or something. Also you could pick up something called a USB drive enclosure it lets you use an IDE drive from a USB port, you can pick one up for about $25 or so. I have one with an old 20 gig drive in it and its bailed me out many times, I got a 2 Gig thumb drive now but I still use it for larger stuff.

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    I check and it seems my moms fiancee has one of those USB drive enclosures. The disk inside is only 4 gigs but I'll swap that out. I'll try knoppix, but I'm not that familiar with Linux...

 

 

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