Windows 10: Windows 10 Installation- old windows data in secondary drive

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  1. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       13 Mar 2017 #51

    essenbe said: View Post
    @f14tomcat and @axe0, do you think that at this point it would be wise for Riz to get another hard drive and clone his D drive to the new hard drive? In case there is damage to his D drive, the recovery drive could kill it and there would be no way to recover files. If he had a clone of the drive, there would be a copy of everything on a healthy drive to continue the process.

    The resident expert in this is probably Jumanji. I could try to contact him and see if he can help. It will probably be tomorrow as I think it is around 1 A.M. where he is located.
    Steve, that would be excellent. Thanks you. TC
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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       13 Mar 2017 #52

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Steve, that would be excellent. Thanks you. TC
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  3. jumanji's Avatar
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       15 Mar 2017 #53

    Thank you essenbe for the call. I slept off the whole day unusually both AM and PM and just logged in to see your call.

    I have just given a quick read. I need clarifications from the OP as well as Windows 10 experts here to understand the problem first.

    Questions to the OP:

    1. You said your 500GB disk was the secondary drive which had two partitions D and E. What was the extent of these two partitions in GB? What was in Partition D of that 500GB disk and what was in Partition E of that 500GB disk? Specifically where exactly was your 200GB data you want to recover?

    2. Now looking at your Windows Disk Management screenshot at post #3, I see that the 500GB Disk has an unallocated 353 MB space, a C: partition of 270.10GB and E: partition of 195.31 GB. Is this C: Partition your original D: partition from which you want to recover the 200GB data?

    Question to the Windows experts who have been on this thread:

    Is the OP currently booting into Windows 10 from Disk 1 298.09 GB and current partition D: in it? Or is he booting from Disk 0, 465.76GB, current C: partition - where perhaps his original D: partition was there?
    Last edited by jumanji; 15 Mar 2017 at 14:14. Reason: Post#2 wrong. corrected as post #3
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  4. axe0's Avatar
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       15 Mar 2017 #54

    I would at first guess that Disk 0 is the one he boots from, but the partitioning doesn't make sense with the problem description.

    If my logic is correct, from point of view of the problem description, he'd boot from Disk 1 and wants to recover data from C: and E:.
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  5. essenbe's Avatar
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       15 Mar 2017 #55

    @jumanji this is the screenshot of DM from post # 3. (Windows 10 Installation- old windows data in secondary drive)

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    As best as I can tell, Disk 1 Partition D has the System and active flags and therefore the boot files. Disk 0 is the OS drive. He states he forgot to disconnect the old system drive when he did a clean install, and his description of events sounds like he is in somewhat of a dual boot. On startup he states he is asked if he wants to boot into Volume 1 or Volume 2.

    He tried to do a file recovery of partition D with Recuva and from the picture posted in post 22 it appears it found quite a few files, but the process hung and had to be aborted.

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    @Riz, please read Jumanji's posts slowly and follow his instructions exactly. If you do that he will be ablke to help you recover your files, if they are recoverable.

    It seems as @axe0 and I posted at the same time. He was quicker, as usual.
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