Windows 10: data recovery after using diskpart clean

  1.    15 Mar 2017 #1

    data recovery after using diskpart clean

    My son has a Dell laptop/tablet, it originally came with Win8 installed but he upgraded to win 10. The latest windows updates caused the machine to get into a reboot cycle and he was unable to roll it back when trying to restore to an earlier point (he said it gave him a write protect error) Somehow he got into the command prompt on reboot and ended up running a 'diskpart clean' command.
    I would greatly appreciate any help in trying to recover the original partition or at least some of the files from it..

    Many thanks.
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  2.    15 Mar 2017 #2

    Welcome to the forum. Some videos to try recovery diskpart clean - YouTube
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  3.    16 Mar 2017 #3

    any other suggestions?

    Most of these videos seem to cover how to recover a partition on an external drive. My problem is that this laptop no longer has a bootable drive. I booted it with a windows 10 recovery usb stick and tried to run the 'diskpart' command but it would only recognize the usb volume.

    thank you so much for your suggestions!!!
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       16 Mar 2017 #4

    Sorry not understanding, it's me. When you say you ran diskpart, did diskpart start and the "List disk" command showed no other disks?

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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #5

    download and boot my Rescue Disk (link in sig below)
    There are file and partition recovery tools present

    Using the diskpart / clean command does not format or wipe the disk
    It just removes the recorded disk layout - which should be able to be recovered / rebuilt..
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  6.    16 Mar 2017 #6


    Last edited by henriksonj; 16 Mar 2017 at 11:02.
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