my hard drive partitions are gone...!!

Category: azure disk encryption


Sarkaar on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:14:27

Here is the scenario what happened actually

Windows 8.1 was running in my laptop

C drive
D bitlocker encrypted
E bitlocker encrypted
then i decide to intstall windows 7 too on dual boot and then i created another partition
F 25gb for windows 7 installation
windows demand to convert it to GPT for windows 7 installation 
I opened DISKPART> to do so then i try to convert to GPT but whole DRIVE was converted to GPT 
Now whole Hard Drive is showing UNALLOCATED 596GB
help me to recover data please
i scanned hard drive with tools for partition recovery but they didn't find anything 
minitool partition recovery
find and mount partion

test disk...

plz help...!!!


Dan Belmonte on Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:55:25


I think you wrote this post on the wrong topic (Azure?)

GPT is only used in Drives larger than 2TB and has more features (but not relevant). I don't know why do you say "Windows demand to convert it to GPT".

If you create a partition it can be on MBR and later install and OS there.

It seems that as you changed the partition format (to GPT) now it's normal that your whole drive has not any data.

I don't know if you can recover something after that, maybe with Recuva or maybe some tool with Hiren's Boot but seems that everything has gone.


Dan Belmonte

Adam Smith (Azure) on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:44:40


Could you please move this post to the Windows forum, this one is specific to Disk encryption in Azure.