Recover data on a bootcamp crashed partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jaroulz, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. jaroulz macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2014
    Hi there

    I lost my bootcamp partition on my macbook pro early 2011 running under Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
    I was doing random stuff under windows when suddenly the computer freeze and i had no choice than shut down the macbook by maintaining the power button down for 5sec.

    Since then... Unable to boot to windows even if the dual boot screen still show me a choice between macOs and windows.
    Booting on macOs is fine, but if I choose windows it keeps stuck on the icon and do nothing and I have to restart the macbook again.
    Last but nevertheless, since that crash I experienced a really slow boot to MacOs (around 3min when it s usually less than 1min) which made my friend think my hard disk started to die because of bad sectors and stuff...

    I read some similar problem on this forum about fixing GPT and MBR using Gfdisk which I did even if I wasn t sure it had to be fixed or not.
    I precisely followed and performed the instructions from murphychris in posts #11 and #40 which ended in nothing better and nothing worse. Macos still booting and windows not. At least my GPT and MBR are well synchronised...

    Meanwhile I bought a brand new HD, replacing the old one inside the macbook, and reinstalled Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and latest bootcamp on it because I was in a hurry to use windows for work.
    Now the mac is like brandnew and boot very fast like before.

    Now my problem is that I have my old hard disk with the unbootable bootcamp partition and I would like to recover my data, thats all what matters to me.
    I ve already backup my macOsx data but I can t figure out how to access and backup the bootcamp data...

    I really need some help on that one cause all my professional stuff is on that bootcamp partition.

    I tried to read it on a PC by connecting the old HD thought USB to recover the data using Paragon Partition Manager but the program crash as soon as I plug the hard disk in...

    Thank you in advance
  2. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2007
    Everett, WA
  3. jaroulz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2014
    Yeah already try this and it just freeze my PC...

    Any others suggestions?

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