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Wont Boot - Corrupted/glitched partition into 'unallocated space'

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    Wont Boot - Corrupted/glitched partition into 'unallocated space'


    Hey guys, please bear with me. I done messed up! I had a windows 8 partition running successfully. I now cannot boot into windows as the computer (and my linux live cd) wont recognize my main partition and it shows up as 'unallocated space'. Here is how I made this mess:

    -I used EaseUS partition manager to create a new partition (small and not too important).
    -it made me reboot and it did it's thing to make the new partition without windows running. This process takes a VERY long time. During this time, my power cord fell out and the whole system just shut off without finishing.
    -I booted up using my linux live cd (just because i could to check if any damage) and all my files were there.
    -I rebooted my live cd to check again using gparted (partition app on linux) and now it won't mount my partition so i cant view my files.
    -gparted sees the space (/dev/sda) as 'unallocated space'. It seen this before as well when i WAS able to mount and view my files. Now I cannot.

    So here I am, in my linux live cd, trying to recover my files without having to do a FULL wipe and lose everything and re-install windows.

    Can ANYONE help me out please? Any way I can view files on unallocated or recover the partition? Thank you SO much. I know it's my bad but any help and I will love you long time.

    EDIT: This is what I tried to help already (but failed): tried running windows auto repair on my windows 8 disk, tried fixing bootrec, bcd, and mbr in cmd, and tried a couple other commands, such as chkdsk, etc.. all with error. One error I remeber with CMD on the windows 8 disk was that it could not fix due to the disk being WRITE PROTECTED or something.

    I am open to any help, either in Windows live cd or linux. Thanks so much!

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    Posts : 8
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    Edit: anyone know anything about using a gparted live cd that includes TestDisk? Any way this can recover lost partitions/files?
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    Why did you use a free third party program to create a new partition when Windows 8 has that capability built in. I know Easeus says it's compatible with Windows 8 but messing around with formatting and partitioning is one of the most critical functions you can perform on your PC. Anytime you do this with Windows 8 or something else you always backup up irreplaceable data. At this point, without going the professional drive restoration route, you probably have lost everything that was on the drive. Reformat and reinstall.
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    Thanks for the help but no thanks. I'm looking for advanced users only. You do not quite measure up. I tried to use Window's own but it is terrible. Wouldn't let me shrink my volume to a new simple 100gb partition. And you are wrong, you can always get information off of a hard drive if you try hard enough; whether deleted or corrupted. I am currently using TestDisk in Linux along with GParted to attempt to recover bad sectors. Will post my progress.

    Anyone else have any other information about turning unallocated space back into a bootable NTFS without wiping. TestDisk is taking a long time
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