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recovering hard drive

Aug 4, 2007
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System Name HP z800 workstation
Processor Intel Xeon X5687 3,60ghz 12mb cache x2
Motherboard HP Z800
Cooling all on air
Memory 24gb ecc ram 1333mhz
Video Card(s) sapphire pulse RX 580 8gb
Storage 300gb harddisk and 1tb harddisk 128gb ssd OS 160gb pci-e ssd Fusion io drive
Display(s) Acer KA210HQ
Case HP z800 workstation case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply HP z800 1100 watt
Mouse Drakonia Black
Keyboard Xtrust nameless?
Software Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, Luxion Keyshot 5, 3ds max 2016, fusion 360
Benchmark Scores 3d mark 11 p15601
i got a huge problem ,after restorting my windows 7 with a backup copy
windows decided to format some how my F drive 320gb large, and copy H drive a pci-e ssd to my 320gb F disk and label it as a H drive...
is there a way i can undo this??

thank god i managed to restore some very important files with paragon partition manager... tough all other game data is gone, but i managed to save all my photos..
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Jun 1, 2018
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Morgoth, avoid these situations with a good back up plan.
The conventional wisdom by tech experts on backups is known as the 3-2-1 method.

Basically you want:

3 copies of any data you don't want to lose
2 different mediums it's stored on (so 2 different drives in your computer, for example)
1 copy kept offsite, to prevent against disaster. Such as Morgoth casting your drive into the outer void as revenge.

Glad you could recover those photos.


Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
15,431 (3.34/day)
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Cherry MX-Board 3.0
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Also unplug the drives you're not using when messing with OS installs. Avoids confusion.


Overclocked quantum bit
Dec 6, 2007
15,606 (3.93/day)
Quantum Well UK
System Name Quantumville™
Processor Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)
Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)
Case Cooler Master HAF 922
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX 850W v1
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Just to add to the advice above, I've been using the free Karen's Replicator for about a decade now and it's saved my bacon several times now. You should ALWAYS have an up to date backup, as you never know when disaster can strike, or in what form.

With Karen's you can create an image backup mode, which just duplicates all files in one partition or folder to another one. Do this so it backs up to a different drive and you have the start of a good backup plan until you put in place something more comprehensive.

Offsite backups, differential backups, offline backups etc are all good, but they take time to set up and can be confusing, but this quick and easy way of doing it will help you avoid data loss in many situations starting right now.

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