Hi, my system has two harddrives. Drive C: is a WD 60gig, and drive D: is a Maxtor 6L200P0 (200gig). I reformatted C and reinstalled Windows, but somehow the Maxtor (drive d became unallocated in the process.
What happened? The data seems to be intact, just unaccessible (partition table gone?). Am currently running GetDataBack to recover D: but is there an easier way to restore the drive?
I didn't notice a summary of what happened. I just backed up my entire world to my Maxtor One Touch and re did my OS on my desktop. My Maxtor now shows does not appear and can only get to appear in device manager and says that it's unallocated space. Did this somehow erase that disk? Please tell me not and/or if there is a solution to fix. My entire family's pictures and home movies were on that disk.
Ah sorry didn't have time to respond earlier. My recovery was completed before I read the response here so I didn't have a chance to try the Seatools thing.
What I did to recover the data was to use GetDataBack (google it). Even without working partition tables, the software parsed the harddrive and basically allowed me to select whatever files I wanted to copy onto another drive. In my case, it seemed my harddrive was 100% intact so I was able to recover everything.
Afterwards, I just repartitioned/formatted the drive and now it works anew. Good luck!
Actually come to think about it, that was the only computer where I tried out Diskeeper, a 3rd party defragmentation software... hmm... I wonder if that was the culprit. I had read complaints about that program corrupting drives but those seemed like isolated cases...