I literally f*cked up my family's computer! D:

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  1. RosaliinaDaHacker64
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    RosaliinaDaHacker64 Woah

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    Hey, I have a serious problem while trying to startup a computer running Windows Vista. The reason is I was re-adjusting the Partition accurately, the total is 682 GB (except EISA Configuration partition). I normally cannot Shrink the Volume any further past -64 GB using Microsoft's Disk Management, so I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to Shrink -121 GB off C:\ drive to have E:\, then it Rebooted to do the rest. As soon I got to the Desktop after Startup, I opened up MiniTool Partition Wizard again to check. I went to Disk Management to create a Simple Volume like normal.

    I realised that the several .exe apps are crashing as it is inaccessible even I'm currently on C:\. I decided to use MiniTool Partition Wizard to Extend C:\ drive again with an Unallocated partition on E:\ shown on the menu then it had to Reboot, but I forgot that I already created a Simple Volume with Disk Management earlier!

    MiniTool Partition Wizard got confused about already created Simple Volume while Extending with the "Unallocated" partition.

    And boom, I am stuck on Startup Repair. It fails to automatically fix.

    My dad had to reset the computer to Factory Settings and lost all the stuffs. I really want the Files and stuffs back... :cry: I have TestDisk / Dos/Win9x and Rufus, but I'm not sure if will do correctly.

    How can I Recover the Files without having to replace with the whole previous Partition state over with TestDisk? Because Windows Vista has already setup.

    Edit: Nevermind! The personal Files such as my mum's Photos and dad's Movies are still there after Reinstall Windows!!!!! I just checked those in "Backup" Folder under ACER (C:\)!! :lol:
     
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  2. sup3rgh0st

    sup3rgh0st Top Tier Ghost

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    I've used Recuva in the past to recover deleted files, though I'm not sure how messed up your Hard Drive is from all of the partition modifications you made...
     
  3. RosaliinaDaHacker64
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    RosaliinaDaHacker64 Woah

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    The problem with Recuva is recovering the Pictures but mostly corrupted.
     
  4. 0x40

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    Why didn't you make a backup before reinstalling the OS? Try making a backup of the the part where the files were stored in and run some recovery programs on it.
     
  5. N64

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    you messed up pretty badly, there's no hope for file recovery.
     
  6. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    Depending on how the operating system was "reset to factory settings," most of your files might have been overwritten, thus permanently erased. If a program like Recuva doesn't work, it's unlikely anything else will. In the future, make sure you have external and/or cloud backups of anything you cannot afford to lose.
     
  7. RosaliinaDaHacker64
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    RosaliinaDaHacker64 Woah

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    It was too late, my dad wouldn't have to let me as it might screw up more.
    Man... this sucks. I really am an idiot.
     
  8. Lacius

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    I forgot to ask: Did you check the C:\Windows.old folder? All your old files get put in there, depending on the type of OS-reinstallation.
     
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    Oh. Nope. I gotta check that right now. :O
     
  10. civickm

    civickm Rocky Mountain IT Guy

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    Talk to your dad about getting a cloud backup service like crashplan...since I do all the IT stuff in the family, I was getting annoyed at family members screwing up and losing data. So I got the 10 computer plan have I have done maybe 6 restores since 2014.
     
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    Free file-backup services like Google Drive typically suffice.
     
  12. phalk

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    What the fuck, Windows Vista?

    Burn the computer to the ground before it kills your family.
     
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  13. Lacius

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    One could also upgrade to or clean install Windows 7 SP1, activate it with a loader, and then take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.
     
  14. civickm

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    you would think :D but in total the backup is 14TB for 9 computers lol
     
  15. RosaliinaDaHacker64
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    HOLY SHIT!! MY FILES AND MY MUM'S PHOTOS ARE STILL THERE!! I located in "Backup" Folder in ACER (C:\)!!
     
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  16. Lacius

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    Mazel tov. You should still backup your files externally and/or on the cloud. The fact that you're running Windows Vista suggests that the hard drive might be several years old anyway.
     
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  17. Mr.ButtButt

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    yaaay, happy ending <3
     
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    That's great news, just one problem remains now... Windows Vista.
     
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  19. civickm

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    Wonderful!, like others said you should get rid of windows Pissta ... i mean Vista :)
     
  20. RosaliinaDaHacker64
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    RosaliinaDaHacker64 Woah

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    Windows Vista can be suck sometimes. I need Windows 10 as replacement :P