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    Default Need some help

    Hey guys, hope you can help me and a friend with a problem here. I have an external hard drive we use at work for backups using acronis 4.0. My friend at work here was trying make a back up of his old drive, and snap deploy the image to the new drive he just bought. I'm not sure what happened, but it looks like both drives got wiped to raw unpartioned space. The drives were never formatted and this happened instantly, not sure how. What I do know is I was able to go to the computer manager and assign a drive letter to the external drive, but then the computer wants me to format it which I don't want to do. Is there any way I can recover both drives, the internal laptop one and the external terabyte one? It looks like acronis some how wiped the partitions, but it shouldn't have had any chance to actually format any of the two drives.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'd owe you my life! Thanks and wish me luck.

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    Default Re: Need some help

    from what I can understand, I think what Acronis did was delete the volume... if that is the case, you might be out of luck. Once its been deleted it can't be initialed without a reformat.

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    Default Re: Need some help

    Nevermind, I got it. I found some freeware from EaseUS called partition master. It was able to detect the drive, restore the partitions and I can see all the files again. This guys laptop had about 6 years of his life on it so I'm glad there was a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Nevermind, I got it. I found some freeware from EaseUS called partition master. It was able to detect the drive, restore the partitions and I can see all the files again. This guys laptop had about 6 years of his life on it so I'm glad there was a way.
    Nice. Glad you found a program able to do it...
    I know I would be pissed at losing important data on my drives.

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    Default Re: Need some help

    Let us know if it worked

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    Default Re: Need some help

    I had to run the start up repair from a windows install disk but after that, the computer was back up and running, as far as we can tell nothing was lost. =D

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