Help me recover a partition lost by Windows installer / DMDE help Tags: Hard Drives Windows Installer Partition Storage Last response: December 6, 2012 2:52 PM in Storage Share @craker December 2, 2012 1:33:48 PM Hi I read one or two other threads on here and got some tools to try and rescue a lost partition. So, 1Tb drive, Windows XP installer -> 32Mb drive. I have DMDE as recommended in another thread; it tells me there's a 1Tb partition but can't do anything with it. eg Insert -> The file system is damaged continue anyway? Yes -> Partition does not fit into physical drive. (screenshot attached) https://dl.dropbox.com/u/28380264/partitions.png I'd rather rescue the partition than delete it and start again. Thanks More about : recover partition lost windows installer dmde fzabkar a c 220 G Storage December 2, 2012 5:06:30 PM With respect, when you are using a disc editor, you need to understand what you are doing. You also need an undo strategy. Hopefully DMDE did not touch the partition table. Having said that, the original problem sounds very much like a Gigabyte BIOS bug. See Q2: http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/HDD_Capacity_FAQ.h... After you have restored the full native capacity of your drive, you may need to rebuild the partition table. DMDE should do it for you, but if it were my drive I would do it by hand. @craker December 2, 2012 6:13:57 PM Spot on with the link - thanks for that. Related resources Help in recovering my data WD MB 3TB Lost partition & data - Forum Lost Partitions and Hard Drive Volume - Need to Recover - Forum My ADATA SH93 external drive lost one partition !!!! - Forum Power Outage- Lost eSata - Forum Plz help me to recover my partition - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer @craker December 2, 2012 8:45:24 PM Big thanks go to ... zabkar HDAT2 to remove the hidden sectors, DMDE can recover files from the unpartitioned space. Think I'll license DMDE in the morning to recover all my files before restoring the partition.... fzabkar a c 220 G Storage December 2, 2012 9:06:50 PM If you edit sector 0 by hand, you would only need to change a few bytes. You would have a copy of sector 0, so undoing the changes would be easy, if necessary. Play it safe by all means, though. Anonymous a b G Storage December 6, 2012 2:52:39 PM hi, i wa also facing the same problem but i got a software to recover all my lost hfs+ partition which really helped me to get all lost partition tou can also try with the following link-http://www.bestpartitionrecoverysoftware.com/recover-da... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSAMSUNG SP1203N HDD- boot sector & Partition tables ForumMissing partition after windows 7 reinstall, Help ! ForumRecover Lost Partition Info ForumHard Drive Recovery ( Partition size shown, but not there) ForumRecover Data from External HD ForumAll Data Suddenly Gone ForumWestern Digital HD ForumNeed help to recover data from deleted partition ForumHELP ! need recover lost partition data on HFS with original folder str ForumHelp , I deleted a partition accidentally. Need to recover it ForumHow to recover data from Formatted partition ? ForumConverting external hard disk to internal after overvolting ForumPartition lost - can anyone help me with findpart/editpart? ForumHelp ! Lost 400 gb after partition ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !