I have 2 HDD 80(SATA)+80GB(PATA) in my PC, PATA have 4 partitions( C: D: E: G: ) and SATA had 3, ( H: I: J: ) i always keep XP and win7 in both HDD. due to virus i wanted to reinstall both windows, i had needed to increase 1 more partition in SATA.
First i deleted Disk1 partition 1 SATA (40GB) and created another partition 10GB. it reserved aonther partition 100MB (unallocated) and keep its name as C:, then i deleted PATA XP partition and re-format.
I installed win7 in SATA, when its done and prompted for booting:
1. Entire windows
2. professional windows 7
i just shut down the pc directly without booting win7 and after few hours i was installing XP in PATA when its rebooted after copying the files, my pc got hang on the first display there system checks the storage devices.
when im pressing F2 for Setup its still stuck... then i removed both HDD's power and checked my system it was ok. when power to SATA it is not even going into the setup
PATA is ok thank God, but i have important data in SATA and no backup..
Now I'm in trouble what i have to do to recover my SATA??
pls solve my problem.... at least it should not stuck my system i would recover my data and partition by Easus.
Your HDDs are long overdue for replacing. There are many "self help" programs to attempt to recover lost partitions. Google is your friend. I predict you will end up contacting a professional recovery service and so you better place a dollar value on your data because they don't work cheap and they don't guarantee anything. Backing up drives is a lesson we all learn this way.