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I formatted C drive and installed win 7 due to some problems and now i lost most of my hard disk partitions

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November 7, 2013 8:32:12 AM

this is what happened.

I used to run a dual boot of windows xp(c drive) and win 7(k drive).....both 32 bit.
I needed a 64 bit os so i wanted to format xp to free space. After some trials and some reading into the topic i found i cannot
format C drive since it is some primary drive or something and even if i did i would not be able to boot since it contains the basic
boot menu information. So i downloaded this software "EASYbcd" and messed with it (i regret it now!), and by mistake deleted or changed
the bcd record/menu something.So the next time i booted up , it got stuch with the booting operations (black screen with blinking cursor).
After failing with attepmts to recover using win 7 system repair disk i created, i used the win 7 i had in my pendrive and formatted the
C drive and clean installed win 7 64 bit.
Earlier and during the format and install, my partitions were as below,
1) C: Win XP 20gb
2) D: Games" 60gb
3) E: Movies 120gb
4) F: Personal 50gb
5) G: Games 200gb
6) H: Softwares 30gb
7) k: Win 7 20gb
A total of 500 Gb Hard disk.

So, i went on with format and install and after everything when I started the new win 7 x64 , All i could find was 3 partitions!
1) C: Local Disk.(the one with win 7 x64 ) 20 gb
2) D: Games" 60 gb
3) K: Win 7 20 gb
And since i could not dual boot , i tried and successfully created dual boot with the old win 7 in it using the same repair disk of win 7, yet there is no sign of the missing
partitions. Both in disk management and other 3rd party software it is being shown as 'free space'.
So please tell me if can recover those partitions, i need them badly as they contain imp data.And what could be the cause of this?
I am a noob at this stuff so please help me out

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November 7, 2013 8:43:19 AM

I don't think you can recover the partitions but you might be able to recover some of the data. Download EaseUS. It has a partition recovery option. There is a free version but I'm not sure how much data can be recovered with that version.
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November 7, 2013 9:39:54 AM

DeadRam said:
I don't think you can recover the partitions but you might be able to recover some of the data. Download EaseUS. It has a partition recovery option. There is a free version but I'm not sure how much data can be recovered with that version.


thanQ. I am now trying icare. will try easeUS and let u knw.
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