Used Dariks Nuke...now Cant Find My Hard Drive
Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:07 AM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:04 AM
Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:11 AM
You may try testdisk to see if you stopped the wipe in time for anything to be salvageable, but I seriously doubt it.
You dont seem to understand what your doing, running this program again will not make the drive usable or visible as a drive letter.
All of the partition information is gone, so to use the drive again you must assume its a new (Empty) volume, which means you must partition and format it before it will be usable again. This is quite easy to do, so you should not have much trouble with that portion.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 05:16 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:30 PM
I am wiping hard drives all the time for data recovery, and when a drive is wiped it start at track 0 and keeps going till it hits the last bit of information. When you Nuke your hard drive with Darik’s Boot and Nuke it makes 3 passes in the “autonuke” mode. If you stopped the process in the first pass you will have data still on the back end of your drive. The data that has been wiped is gone. The remaining data can be recovered with standard data recovery software. Try the following trial programs that are free to try, but if you want the data you will have to pay for the full program:
Get Data Back-
Get Data Back
DTIData Recover it All-
Posted 22 November 2009 - 06:55 PM
Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:40 PM
Your drive not being recognized, I really can't say for certain??? Did you do as suggested in your other post? Does that system need a special SATA driver? Is it setup for AHCI?? If so, XP usually needs a driver for that.
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:47 PM
Threads merged to keep all info in one location.
Posted 24 November 2009 - 06:55 PM
Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:54 AM
If your HP XP CD has no service pack it may not see beyond 127 MB of the hard disk
when you installed XP it created a 127GB primary parition
assuming you have a 200GB hard disk which is recognised by PC's BIOS as just under 200GB
If you install SP2 you will find disk management will now show you a 200GB hard disk with about 60GB free
which you can use to create another parition (unfortunately this drive letter will be after DVD drive letter)
(engineers, scientists and disk manufacturer says 1G = 1,000,000,000
RAM & operating systems + computer scientists say 1G = 1024 x 1024 x 1024)