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I have a secondary HD that has personal files and photos. I accidentally ran Dariks Boot and Nuke on that HD and after 5-10 seconds I shut the computer down. Now when I boot up to the primarily HD it cannot find the secondary HD. 

 

What can I do to recover the files or have the drive be bootable? I have majority of the files on my primarily so it's not the end of the world but I cant see 5-10 seconds wiping all the files?

 

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I have a secondary HD that has personal files and photos. I accidentally ran Dariks Boot and Nuke on that HD and after 5-10 seconds I shut the computer down. Now when I boot up to the primarily HD it cannot find the secondary HD. 

 

What can I do to recover the files or have the drive be bootable? I have majority of the files on my primarily so it's not the end of the world but I cant see 5-10 seconds wiping all the files?

 

Thanks

 

Do you have a system image that you can restore from?

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May I ask why you used Boot & Nuke? Knowing that you had files on there?

 

There anything in Computer Manager?

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Do you have a system image that you can restore from?

 

Nope. I don't really use the secondary and have a separate external HD. There's a few personal documents I had on it that that I'd want to recover if possible.


May I ask why you used Boot & Nuke? Knowing that you had files on there?

 

There anything in Computer Manager?

 

Careless error. Trying to wipe other drives before disposing. Device Manager shows the disk drive there right now.

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Try something such as GetData Back

 

https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-products.htm

 

But keep in mind that you probably permently lost files associate with the sector was were erased with B&N.

 

Awesome. It worked and found all my files with their names and everything. Keep you posted if it copies them over and they work.

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Awesome. It worked and found all my files with their names and everything. Keep you posted if it copies them over and they work.

 

Problem solved! Thanks everything

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Nope. I don't really use the secondary and have a separate external HD. There's a few personal documents I had on it that that I'd want to recover if possible.


 

Careless error. Trying to wipe other drives before disposing. Device Manager shows the disk drive there right now.

 

It's highly recommended to have a test bed setup or something without any other drives for doing DBAN.  I have seen quite a few people make that mistake.  Finding a cheap core2/p4 mb just to do dban shouldn't be much cost.  It can also serve to do clones and everything else you need.  

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