What was the backup plan? Even without such procedures, hard disks stop spinning or go empty daily. "Important" data is worth a backup. And if a person doesn't, it usually means they have ignored others telling them about backup and just learn the hard way.
Just wondering why one would do all this and not have a backup. The procedure screams "Danger."
-> PowerQuest has a support line which is best called if you have no backup since they know what their software does.
I have a 20 GB HDD.
It had three partitions, C , D and E.
The C partition had Win 98 Se, D had Win XP Pro and E had important data.
Now I installed Norton Partition Magic 8.0
I deleted partition C, renamed D to C and E to D. I distributed the unallocated space between the other two partitions left. Partition Magic restarted the PC and started doing its job. But just when the process was about to end, the electricity supply went off and my UPS failed to provide backup. Now, when I restarted my PC, it failed to boot Win XP. I decided to re-install XP. When the setup started, it showed two partitions - C: FAT and D: PowerQuest .
I formatted C and installed XP on it again. But the data from the partition D has become unrecoverable. The file system on D: is PowerQuest. I installed Part Magic again. It showed D: to have the file sys PqRP. I failed to convert it to FAT.
The partition had a lot of important data on it. The whole size of the partition was around 11 GB out of which 3 GB was full. But Part Magic shows that the whole partition if full. Win Xp setup shows around 3 GB to be free.
Please help me out here! I need to recover the data from that partition!!!