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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    If you were able to see files with a deeper search you should immediately copy those to another drive.
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    Normally partition table should be either MBR(msdos) or gpt(GUID).
    If Windows was installed in BIOS mode, you had to have MBR.
    If Windows was installed in UEFI boot mode, you have to have gpt.
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    I think testdisk searchs for the starts & ends of partitions. It does the scan for you.
    So if it is having issues then it may be difficult.
    I include in my normal backup a copy of bootinfoscript...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    Some Windows tools may work better for NTFS partitions.

    An alternative Windows data recovery program is Recuva -- and it is free
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2247461...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    With testdisk you let it find partition, not create one & expect it to recover data.

    If testdisk cannot find partitions, then you may have to use photorec.
    But then it is much easier just to...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    All zeros looks like an unformatted partition on a new drive.
    Some random data then in backup looks like unformatted partition that overlapped old data.

    Once you installed Windows 7 you converted...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    It just resets the NTFS partitions boot sector to be NTFS.
    But it probably is the XP type.
    You almost always have to run chkdsk from your Windows repair disk to totally fix it then.

    Does...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    Old XP systems started at sector 63, new systems start at sector 2048, but that is really required for new 4K drives or SSDs.
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    RAW means Windows thinks it is unformatted.
    It looks at the partition boot sector, or PBR or BS.

    You may have a backup? Some have written grub incorrectly into the PBR and then Windows sees it as...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    I only had XP and did create a Windows 7 repair disk back when that was a free download.
    And chkdsk in XP kinda worked, but ran Windows 7 repair disk's chkdsk. It fixed more things, but converted...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    In 3 sec a lot of damage can occur.
    Not familar with makentfs command?

    You can use Disks, it has both format & change partition type, but have to be careful not to choose the wrong one.

    Have...
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    Re: I Deleted My Partition Table

    Does testdisk show all partitions?
    It often shows multiple versions as it finds all the old partitions, so if resized several times it may show all of them. You have to pick the combination that...
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