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Hello

I have a Spinpoint f3 with 3 partitions. (100mb+2x500gb)

I have games on partition 3 and windows on 2 but today i had a problem. I can't open windows, so I open Windows 7 DVD and trying to reinstal windows.

But the instalation don't recognize my partition 2 with windows. Only partition 1 and 3. Why?
post #2 of 10
Well does the disk at least see it as unallocated space or does it think that partitions 1 and 3 make up the entire disk. If you don't have anything important on partition 2 then probably just formatting and repartitioning the empty space that was formerly windows would be the easiest option. you also could try sticking that Hdd into another system and try pulling the files of Partition 2 from there.
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Well does the disk at least see it as unallocated space or does it think that partitions 1 and 3 make up the entire disk. If you don't have anything important on partition 2 then probably just formatting and repartitioning the empty space that was formerly windows would be the easiest option. you also could try sticking that Hdd into another system and try pulling the files of Partition 2 from there.
I have some important files but i can't have acess to partition 2.

Bios recognize HDD with 1tb but on windows instalation only recognize +- 560gb (Partition 1 and 3)

I can't format partition 2 becouse i can't see that on instalation :S
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Try with Linux, I think that is because the file format is RAW.
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Try with Linux, I think that is because the file format is RAW.
Yea

I formated pc and installed on a old hdd. And i can see my partition with windows 7 with EASEUS Partition Master 9.0.0 Server Edition. But i can't recover it :S

G: Samsung F3

and

*:Windows 7 (it supost to be a driver letter)
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Sorry for tell you this, but for some reason your C drive isn't more C and isn't in NTFS. I'm not sure how you can recover that, but I think that is better than you try to recover the files and install again the OS.
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Sorry for tell you this, but for some reason your C drive isn't more C and isn't in NTFS. I'm not sure how you can recover that, but I think that is better than you try to recover the files and install again the OS.
I can explore my partition with that program but can't recover it

Im downloading 15 trial EASEUS Data Recovery and try. If i can't i format that and lose my data :c
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I can explore my partition with that program but can't recover it

Im downloading 15 trial EASEUS Data Recovery and try. If i can't i format that and lose my data :c
That trial will not work for all your data, you need the full program. I had a similar problem with an USB drive few days ago and what I did was format the drive (NOT LOW LEVEL), explorer the drive (partition in your case) with Recuva and recover all the info in another drive partition.

I'm not recommending this, it's your own choice.
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That trial will not work for all your data, you need the full program. I had a similar problem with an USB drive few days ago and what I did was format the drive (NOT LOW LEVEL), explorer the drive (partition in your case) with Recuva and recover all the info in another drive partition.

I'm not recommending this, it's your own choice.
I solved the problem

I used linux to recover data, linux read all formats and formated with linux to NTFS.

Thx for help dude
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I solved the problem

I used linux to recover data, linux read all formats and formated with linux to NTFS.

Thx for help dude
Glad to hear that, your welcome
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