2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of one

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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:29 pm

as mentioned, you'll put the sector back, undelete, then try to get what you
can out of it. It's doubtful you'd be able to boot from it without
reinstalling the boot code. But if you're looking to get data back, use
another instance of Windows or Linux or TBOSDT, etc.. to see what files you
can get.



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Editorial note:
I deleted my previous post at this place.


Here is what I did recently (please refer to the picture

[
download/file.php?id=379
](http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/ucf/download/file.php?id=379)

attached to an earlier post):
deleted 2 ubuntu partitions without checkmarks
deleted 2 Extended partitions without checkmarks
deleted 100 MiB partition with "Clear Boot Sector" selected
copied the saved backup boot sector to the original boot sector location
applied Undelete to the Free Space so created at the start of HD-0

The Win7 partition showed up in no time with the Close Button highlighted.

I then created a boot item for the undeleted Win7 partition and tried to
boot it. I got the message;
"A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I put the undeleted Win7 in the LxMint boot item and booted LxMint.
The Attachments show what GParted makes of this partition and in contrast
thereto what it makes of the Win7_10 called Win7_Koy, the offender. This
comparison shows that my LxMint has no difficulties dealing with NTFS.

What shall I do now?

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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby sigi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:35 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> as mentioned, you'll put the sector back, undelete, then try to get what
> you can out of it.

I did that and reported the outcome in my previous post. No readable data, no boot.


> It's doubtful you'd be able to boot from it without
> reinstalling the boot code.

As mentioned I prepared the boot item, booted from it and got the message:
"A disk read error occurred - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"
What am I supposed to do in BIBM in order to render it bootable and could I try it first without risk to the data?


> But if you're looking to get data back, use another instance of Windows
> or Linux or TBOSDT, etc.. to see what files you can get.

Cf. the Attachments in my previous posting. They show the result of my trying to have Linux see any recovered data.There aren't any. The information window on /dev/sda3 in the lower part of download/file.php?id=385 offers a lot of error info whose conclusiveness I cannot assess. If it does not give you any clues either because of language problems, I would be glad to offer a translation. Otherwise please instruct me what to do in Linux or TBOSDT.

But the first question for me would be what should be tackled first from a data safety point of view: the bootability or the readability of data. My preference would be the bootability if it is safe to try.
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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:51 am

you'll most likely need a data recovery utility.





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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby sigi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:45 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> you'll most likely need a data recovery utility.

So you advise against trying to render the partition bootable again with Terabyte Software? Would it deteriorate the chances of recovering data?
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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:38 pm

there is no point, it's not for data recovery unless you had a good backup
to restore.


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TeraByte Support wrote:
> you'll most likely need a data recovery utility.

So you advise against trying to render the partition bootable again with
Terabyte Software? Would it deteriorate the chances of recovering data?

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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby sigi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:09 pm

Excuse me. My English is not good enough to understand what you mean. Could you please formulate your answer more in detail for the benefit of myself and other Non-Native Speakers of English. Thank you.
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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby sigi » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:28 am

Please help me. I really want my Win7 Working partition or at least the data back urgently. One step further per day towards this goal would be fine all the more so as the time difference US – EUR often accounts for one day lost in addition to the work-free Sundays.

And now it is the second working-day after my last posting that I keep waiting in vain for an answer on that (and the seventeenth day I have been hoping for a solution). I remain on tenterhooks.

> My last question was „So you advise against trying to render the partition bootable again with
> Terabyte Software? Would it deteriorate the chances of recovering data?“

And your answer was:

> "there is no point, it's not for data recovery unless you had a good backup
> to restore."

I first did not undertand: no point in what? And: What is not for data recovery? But after some hard thinking it occurred to me what you might have meant:

My case is such that no Terabyte Software can render my lost Win7 Partition bootable. Since I do not have a good backup to restore I would have to resort to a Data Recovery Tool from the market. Terabyte does not offer such Software.

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Assuming that my above interpretation is correct I would like to ask you:

- Would Recuva be a suitable Software to restore my User data from my Win7 partition? I read in a comparison test that it cannot deal with deleted partitions, whatever that means. But I think this should not pose a problem in my case? My partition is not deleted but on a minor part overwritten.

- Does Recuva or any other Data Recovery Software have to be installed or – if portable – at least be operated on a Windows OS?
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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:16 am

you need a data recovery tool that will search for file data on the raw
disk. It should be able to recovery most things. I've never had to use a
data recovery tools so can't recommend one.

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Please help me. I really want my Win7 Working partition or at least the data
back urgently. One step further per day towards this goal would be fine all
the more so as the time difference US - EUR often accounts for one day lost
in addition to the work-free Sundays.


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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby sigi » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:34 pm

TeraByte Support wrote:
>
> I've never had to use a data recovery tools so can't recommend one.

But you can certainly answer my other question:

> - Does Recuva or any other Data Recovery Software have to be installed or – if
> portable – at least be operated on a Windows OS?

Because if so, I would have to re-activate my Win7_Koy partition, the evildoer and I will then have to ask for your guidance on that. So, please answer that additional question about the need for a functioning Windows OS as basis for the recovery tool.
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Re: 2 Win7 partitions no longer bootable after Upgrade of on

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:56 pm

I'd presume most would run in some copy of windows or on their own boot
media and you'd attach the drive to recovery as a secondary drive.


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TeraByte Support wrote:
>
> I've never had to use a data recovery tools so can't recommend one.

But you can certainly answer my other question:

> - Does Recuva or any other Data Recovery Software have to be installed
> or - if
> portable - at least be operated on a Windows OS?

Because if so, I would have to re-activate my Win7_Koy partition, the
evildoer and I will then have to ask for your guidance on that. So, please
answer that additional question about the need for a functioning Windows OS
as basis for the recovery tool.

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