1. ForgotWhoIam

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    Today has sucked I have a Acer Nitro 5 with Nvidia GTEForce GTX 1650 16 GB Ram that I've only had less than 3 months and paid just under $1000 for.. It was working but doing some weird behavior with the mouse and the screen was glitching, so at first I tried a system restore. It didn't fix it. Then I tried several reboots but then it wouldn't boot at all anymore. I tried all the normal solutions like letting Windows do automatic repair (failed) system restore (failed) and reset PC (failed). I was doing things with command prompt and it said the partition was not there.

    Then I was googling around and did a dumb thing I was using DISKPART and did clean and changed to mbr. Ever since I have lost my C: drive. WHen I boot now it says no bootable device. My C: Drive is an SSD with 256 GB while I also have a 2nd internal D: drive 1 TB regular HDD both on internal. So I've been trying to use usb solutions ever since I tried MediaCreationTool but after about an hour it fails to install it to my usb drive. Now I'm using Hiren Boot CD, but I see that the SSD doesn't even exist to it. It's not even showing as unformatted or anything. My D: drive which holds the 1 TB regular HDD with no Windows shows as the C: drive and the only other drive it shows is the usb I have plugged in. I've tried a bunch a programs in Hiren and nothing has fixed it. I was even considering paying for EaseUS recovery and their chat said they could walk me through how to fix it for $199.99 I said no thanks I'll take my chances with a local computer repair shop if I have to. But I thought I would ask here if someone knows how to recovery a deleted partition with Windows on it. It's gone from bad to worse. I would accept going back to it glitching now if i could. :(
     
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    DAAAAAAAMN that sucks.
    Yes happened to me once.

    I solved it by re-installing Windows7 via USB (obviously downloaded previously and turned USB into a booteable drive with software)

    I think, if you're able to download the whole operative system, do it and reinstall Windows via BIOS using your USB.

    It's probably gone for good.

    I think you can completely format your Hard Drives via BIOS and then install Windows in one of them.

    HINT: @tempBOT is selling Windows keys. But I don't trust that guy, he's rude, and filthy and he's made of metal and he won't respond to my love letters, only binary.
     
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    Reinstall windows.
    What's the big deal?

    Get the image from Microsoft webpage.
     
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    Why would you buy a key if you already have a license?
     
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    I don't have my SSD drive anymore. That IS a big deal. Can I install to the other HDD?

    I don't think you read my entire post.
     
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    huh?
    Why dont you have that SSD?

    You can still install it on the other drive but you might lose the info on it.
     
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    You can in fact install Windows even on a USB using BIOS.
    Yes, don't worry about it. Reinstall Windows on your HDD.
     
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    what does "using BIOS" mean?
     
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    I mean if you're going to help, at least read the entire first post. I said it's gone. Even Hiren Boot CD none of the programs in it can find it. It shows my 1 TB regular HDD as C: and the only other hard drive it shows is the usb that boots Hiren. I'm trying a partition recovery program but it takes a long time.
     
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    With BIOS you can format any HDD / SSD / USB Drive into C:

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    It means that he should use BIOS.
     
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    My bios don't have any option to format or add windows to any partition. It's very limited options in it. I guess it's something Acer does.
     
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    Do you happen to have UEFI instead?
     
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    It is set to UEFI and there is no option to change it.
     
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    It should be accesible by pressing F10, or F9.
    Then, UEFI is accessible by other keys.
    I happen to have both UEFI and "Legacy" BIOS. But BIOS lacks many features, so many that's basically unusble.
    Try with other keys.

    I'm not super familiarized with UEFI, and I know for sure that you can fix your problem with BIOS as I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate with a USB using BIOS (but that was like in 2010 and just once)
     
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    Before I Give up on the SSD though I'm trying Lazesoft Data Recovery I don't know if it's going to find the partition but it's found a bunch of file system records so I'm hopeful.

    If that doesn't work I'm going to try Ultimate Boot CD with PartMagic.
     
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    I mean if you want help, explain yourself.
    You "don't have the SSD anymore" means you opened the laptop, removed the SSD and tossed it/gave it away/sent it for warraty (that's what I understand with 'I don't have it anymore).
    The "it's gone" means that it broke/doesn't power up/isn't detected....
    So, which is it?

    By the way, Hiren's boot has several versions and is pretty old. I thought it was not mantained anymore. If that's the case I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't recognisee your drives.
    Also, if it doesn't recognise your drives, what are you doing trying to recover a partition of a non-detected drive?
     
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    You still haven't read the first post. That's 3 chances. You're not helpful. Ignored.
     
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    What does that even mean?
    Do laptops still use BIOS instead of UEFI?
     
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    Not many. It's being quietly taken away from new laptops.
    Again, I though I didn't had BIOS as using F10 brings the UEFI options, but I can get into BIOS with F8.
    It's useless though, the only things I can change is the clock.

    Maybe he still owns BIOS like me, and hopefully his BIOS would be actually usable.
     
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    Did you create the partition after the clean command?
     
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