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Question: Data Recovery Lost Data from format

I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete

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Preferred Solution: Data Recovery Lost Data from format

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Answer: Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Don't know of any freeware ...
But I know someone who has recovered all of his data from a formatted drive using ..
http://www.runtime.org/

I know he tried some others ... but this one worked.

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

Answer:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Please do not post duplicates. With patience, you should get a reply to your post within 24 hours.
 

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks

pete
 

Answer:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/594609-data-recovery-lost-data-format.html

eddie
 

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My computer (running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) can no longer access my Western Digital Caviar "Black" 1 TB hard drive that's connected, but I suspect my data to still be in there, so I wonder what data recorvery tools people have used and recommend.

This is one of the additional drives to my operating system C:\ drive. It has been formatted as NTFS and been working fine for several months until a week ago. Now it appears as the E drive on My Computer (as originally configured) but the volume label is now blank (I used to have that named as "Media"). When I double-click on it to enter the drive, I get the error message: "E:\ is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect."

In Computer Management --> Storage --> Disk Management, the drive appears but it's File System is now indicated as RAW rather than NTFS.

I have tried using Active Partition Recovery and that successfully lists my drive with the original label name ("Media") and as NTFS, and also lists the folders located at the root of the drive, which is why I suspect my data to still be in there and recoverable. However, when I use this tool to do a full scan of my disk, it freezes after scanning 35 MB. There are tools out there with varying reliability, so whch ones do people here recommend? (another tool I trired, I forget its name, was scanning my disk but prediced 43 days to go over the entire 1 TB, so that's out of the question!). I have been told to u... Read more

Answer:Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

Oh crap. Something like this happened recently to me when I had backed up some data to an USB thumb drive. It worked fine for awhile, then some weeks later, my PC just couldn't read it anymore (kept saying "disk in drive needs to be reformatted/etc"...and the properties for the drive also showed it as RAW format instead of FAT32 like it would have been usually).

I think the issue is drive corruption, which seems to be fairly common with external devices like USB drives, but odd in the case of an internal drive. The remedy for me was to try to access it from a different system, which was easy since being a USB stick I could try it elsewhere easily. If you can use another system to access the drive, preferably a Linux/Ubuntu based one; it is likely your best bet to recoup the data before its lost permanently. An external HDD kit would be ideal, and they are quite cheap also.


Hope this helps!
 

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I know this may sound stupid and I know I was...

But it was the first time that I had to run the recovery disk and I moved all my important documents to the second partition (E:) and then ran the recovery disk, thinking that it would only format the first partition (C:)...
Well I was wrong.

Can anyone please help me with a way to get the information on my second partition (E:) back?

Answer:Lost of data after using recovery disc - How to get back the data

Hi mate?

I?ve got bad news for you?
The HDD has been formatted by Recovery DVD and this means that all available partitions have been erased!

I?m sorry but I don?t see any options to get back the data :(

Of course there are many companies which are able to rescue the data on damage HDDs of after HDD formatting but in my opinion the costs would be immense?

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To make a long story short this computer is shared and although I consider myself to be carefull on the internet I can't say the same for other younger users on this PC.

Several Trojan viruses crashed the computer and I chose to format the hard drive(Yes it was a stupid move, and in hind-sight I know I should have tried a system restore.)

Now, all my files are lost and I came across a program on this site that showed me all the files that I want. The only problem is that all the programs available are trial software, meaning that I can't actually save any data. I can just see what is available.

If anybody has anything to add that could help me get my files back, or if it is a useless attempt on my part please tell me.

Master_Wulf
 

Answer:Restoring Lost data after format?

Did you try this one it freeware

http://www.majorgeeks.com/PC_Inspector_File_Recovery_d2463.html
 

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Hi everybody!
well, nobody wants to hear about lost data...it is to painfull...sorry guys..
I format an old hd western digital IDE. Now I want to recover some data from it!
ok, I search software recovery and found "File Scavenger" (www.quetek.com).
now my PC is set with a sata drive. If I connect my format HD IDE as a slave I can see it in the BIOS as " secondary IDE slave " but I cannot boot my PC with my sata drive ( I get an error message about harware conflict ) and I need to boot to be able to work on the recovery.
any ideas someone?
thanks
 

Answer:data recovery after format

well guys I finally get some of my files back with scavenger 2.
but I am still working on the issue of recovering not only from a formatted HD but also an overwritten one...( when after the format you install a fresh copy of windows...forget about recovering under that sector. ) but they say that hope is a way of surviving...
thanks anyway
 

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hello everyone. i am new here. and faced with a problem.


someone has formatted my hard disk and loaded a new operating system.


is there any way i can recover an important piece of data ( a word document) that was there before the formatting??

any software that i could use to recover the document???


thank you.

Answer:data recovery after HDD format

you want to try and find some "undelete" software. you may be able to recover it. no guarantees as data has been written to the drive after the format

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Hey allCan anyone tell me what i can do to recover info after a format??I know there is software available just don't know where to get it...Any help/suggestions please

Answer:data recovery (format)

Type 'Data recovery' into google search.

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just wondering.. is there any way to recover data frm a hard disk after formatting? but the thing is the hard disk was unreadable b4.. and after formatting, it can be read but evidently everything is gone.. i have written some stuff on this hard disk already.. is there anyway to recover the previous files? help would be appreciated... :>
 

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sir,
i accidently Formatted the harddisk ....GPT FORMAT TO MBR FORMAT..... during changing OS....actually i partioned as C,D,E,F drives.... now i lost all data..... i want it back.... hope you help...
sme important files there....
thnk you

Answer:formatted hardisk <gpt to mbr format> lost all data

please reply sir

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I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to recover data from a drive that was formated using the DOD Method (zero's 3 X) than windows was installed again on top ??
I have tried 3 different software programs and all 3 have found nothing but system files and junk!
Not one of my Music, Picture or Word files have ever surfaced. I had almost 10GB of stuff! You'd think somrthing could have been recovered.
Anyway, if somebody knows a program or trick i could use to recover any of my 10GB of stuff without having to take it or ship it anywhere and pay a gazillion dollars for it to be done would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Rob

Answer:Data Recovery After DOD Method Format???

It is possible, but you will be paying an *** load of money and even then its not guaranteed and you still have to pay regardless. Honestly, I'm not even sure if its available for standard consumer use. Anyhow, contact a computer forensics center. I'm telling you now, this is VERY VERY expensive. As far as normal software, nope.

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Hi,
After running scandisk for windows98 ,it deleted my original data and found**.chk files were created.
Can anyone tell me how to recover my original data from that disk now.

Thanx a million.
 

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Hi,

I'm in desperate need of some help. My PC at work decided to shutdown each time it booted up and displayed the desktop it would display a message along the lines on 'Microsoft has detected an error and will shutdown...', then shutdown.

The machine was taken away by the IT guys who at first thought it was a memory issue, I was then told it was a hard drive fault and that they tried to clone the hard drive to a new hard drive but some of the windows system files were corrupt, so they gave me a new hard drive with and loaded a fresh install of Windows 7 and set my faulty hard drive as the slave drive.

The slave drive originally had XP on it.

The problem I have is trying to recover the files from the slave drive, although the drive and structure look in tact the user profile doesn't appear at all, I've unhidden files within 'user' but it just shows up as 'default' with just a bunch of empty folders.

Is there anyway I can recover my profile and more importantly recover my files?

Many thanks

Answer:Recovery of lost data

As your IT guys have tried, I would say NO.
Do your IT guys backup all the PC at work.

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Hi
I used CLEAN in DISKPART and i delete all partitions of my only disk.
Now i dont have any OS on my laptop and i want recover partition by "Partition Wizard" or "Test Disk" that can boot from CD but i fear that this bootable program overwrite on my only disk to load itself and some part of my data will be lost.
Am i right?
I must apologize because of my weak language skills.

Answer:May i lost my data in recovery by bootable recovery programs?

It depends on how valuable your data was and much you want to spend to get it back. The best chance you would have of retrieving your data would be to take your hard drive to a professional recovery service, explain to them the exact steps you did to delete your partitions and pay the professionals to retrieve your data.

I have successfully - many, many years ago - recovered a deleted partition using software that I purchased, but I can't remember exactly which software it was - I only used it once.

Software such as this:
Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

Is meant to be booted from CD/DVD/USB and not write to the hard drive so that it can read possible markers left on the hard drive to indicate where the partitions used to be and restore them.

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I have an external data range importing data (Access DB via file DSN) into an Excel spreadsheet.
My problem is date/currency fields in Access do not format properly after refreshing. Most of the time the fields default to a general.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:External Data Range Imported into Excel-Data Format

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Hi there!!

I need some assistance to determine if I have any options left. Long story short an Iomega home media network hard drive lost some data that was needed badly. Not sure if this was deleted by someone or the drive corrupted. The web gui has no recovery options and the data wasn't backed up.

Took the HDD out of the enclosure and used a SATA to USB connector to attach to a computer locally. Computer says it needs to be formatted... and wouldn't give it a drive letter. In disk manager it showed as a RAW file format, even though it's still usable when in enclosure and on network (maybe the linux os that runs it can access the raw format?)

anyway I have never recovered raw before, and I understand it isn't nice... file names are generally not recoverable. I tried a few programs like easeus data recovery and had no luck. One program saw files and recovered them by type, but each file wouldn't load and acted corrupt, like word files opened with squares for all of the content, and pictures would not open, etc.

Do I have any options? I was thinking about formatting the file system to NTFS and then trying an NTFS recovery program, but would this even work at all? or would formatting just overwrite sectors where the missing files are, and recovering wouldn't work because it's now a new filesystem?!?! I'm guessing it was raw to start with, since it still works normally... I don't think it corrupted and switched file formats.. but... Read more

Answer:NAS hard drive issues. data recovery/format help

No, don't format. Don't do anything to the drive that could possibly overwrite your files.

If a Linux-based OS was managing it, do you know what file system it used to format that drive?

You might want to actually inspect the drive from a Linux-based OS since it would appear to Windows to be unfoermatted even if it had a perfectly intact Ext3fs file system, for example. If you have it already connected to the machine, try a boot CD (or try a file-system driver and try it from Windows).

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Parted Magic disk partitioning, PC repair, and file recovery tool (Bootable CD or USB image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

So how can I format this C Drive when

Any help much appreciated ....................................
 

Answer:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
 

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kindly provide me link for free recovery software, as i lost my data from hard disk.
 

Answer:I lost my data from hard disk , and want to recover my lost data

Download from : https://www.piriform.com/recuva
 

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Dear Geeks,
I have just been faced with a HUGE problem. Last night I switched on my PC and in the bottom right hand corner, I noticed a pop up informing me that new hardware had been installed on my PC. I checked to see what it was and was informed that it was a new hard drive. After closer inspection I realised that it wasn't a new hard drive at all but my existing F: Drive on which I store all my music, photos and college work.
The puzzling thing was that somehow, it had changed from being called 'ST140803A' to 'QT140803A'. Like my main C: Drive, this is an old Seagate drive.
It's a 40 gig and was practically full to capacity.
When I tried to open it, it wouldn't allow me to and said it wasnt formatted, asking if I'd like to format it now. I clicked 'no' and went to look at the Properties to find that the drive had changed from file system NTFS to something else known as RAW. (see jpg attachment)
This happened once before (again for no apparent reason about a year ago) and I lost EVERYTHING on the drive. If I lost all the data on this disk again I will be absolutely gutted as much of the stuff on there is irreplacable.
I know that its kinda crucial to make back ups of data but when you're talking almost 40 gig of music, thats a lot of 700MB blank discs to buy :-(
Could someone please shed some light on how this may have happened and possible solutions to rectifying the situation?
I dont have any viruses / malwa... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive has mysteriously changed format overnight, ALL data lost. Please help

Well the only thing I can tell you at the moment is that a RAW system means the disk is apparently unformatted. I'm working on how to fix this at the moment as I've just had a 80Gb disk do exactly the same as yours - and interestingly also almost full of music files. If I find a cure I'll you know!
 

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Hi,
Actually i saved data in partition, then after added bitlocker security.
I have password and key also.
Then I unlocked it for sometime, Due to my friend mistake, he deleted entire data from drive (which was enabled for bitlock). Data was huge so it just deleted without going to recyclebin.
So now i can recover data with DATA RECOVERY TOOL from partition.
But Its encrypted. bcuz in that drive data was encrypted.
So when i try to access its marked as not read (encrypted).
I think there is no way to put same data back in bitlock cover and unlock it or other solution.
If you have some suggestions, Please suggest.
I will be very thankfull to you.

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My girlfriend's laptop seems to be showing symptoms consistent with gradual hard-drive failure (she is losing random bits of data for no reason and is experiencing OS functionality slowdown as well as boot errors). One of the files that 'vanished' was her diary, is there any way to recover this by means of software? (The laptop is still functional and I can run whatever needs to be run). Please get back to me if there is any way to solve this. We tried a data-recovery program but it didn't yield any results, only something that looks like a temp copy of the file. Word couldn't open it because it was corrupted, and I don't think that's the right file anyways since it's only ~160 B, when her diary was a 20 page file (I'm guessing ~100 KB)
Thanks for any help anyone can give.
-DHack
 

Answer:Help needed with lost data recovery

Hi,

www.piriform.com

download the recuva feature, that will retrieve her diary as long as it has not been overwritten.

It is free ware, enjoy the luvin your gf gives you when you retrieve it for her

 

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Hi, my question concerns an HP Pavillion Desktop with Windows XP Home Edition Operating System. About a week ago my computer was degenerating to such a condition that it would no longer start up properly: it would not load some of the host process properly at start up and the desk top would not appear. The system would hang up, and the only way I could access files was in safe mode.
So I decided to do a Full System Recovery and allow the computer to restore itself to some sort of usable condition. Upon completing the initial set up I was presented with, I pressed FINISH and the system froze again, refusing to load the desktop.
So, perhaps foolishly, I attempted a System Recovery from the Recovery DVDs the computer had prompted me to make a while ago, as well as a few more System Restores and Recoveries.
Finally after letting the computer run its course for nearly a day, I was able to use the desktop normally again. However, I discovered that some text documents which I had saved directly on to the desktop had disappeared. I scoured the directories looking for them, discovering that the old Documents and Settings from the previous user name (the one I had when I saved the files onto the desktop) would not allow me to access its DESKTOP folder, where I hoped these documents might be.
These documents were not backed up in any other folder, but saved directly to the desktop.
My question is, and I know it's probably a long shot: Is there any hope that I might be able to recov... Read more

Answer:Data Lost after System Recovery

You will have to take ownership of the Folder/Files: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421 .
Gene
 

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Hi,
Actually i saved data in partition, then after added bitlocker security.
I have password and key also.
Then I unlocked it for sometime, Due to my friend mistake, he deleted entire data from drive (which was enabled for bitlock). Data was huge so it just deleted without going to recyclebin.
So now i can recover data with DATA RECOVERY TOOL from partition.
But Its encrypted. bcuz in that drive data was encrypted.
So when i try to access its marked as not read (encrypted).
I think there is no way to put same data back in bitlock cover and unlock it or other solution.
If you have some suggestions, Please suggest.
I will be very thankfull to you.

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hi,guys. I got a problem now, I install a free software a week ago, then when login the windows, always had a babylon 9 advertisement pop up at the right coner of the screen, so i use the anti -malware to remove it ,unfortunately it didn't workeven worse I lost the total data of q recovery  partition, my questions are how to remove the disturbing ad.  and how to back up the system.   thanks    

Answer:Lost data from recovery partition

First, some info:What anti-malware program are you using?Also, did you create restore disks when you first used the system?What free software did you download and install (the name of the program that keeps creating the ad)?I'm assuming that 'Q:' just doesn't show up in 'Computer', correct?Can you tell me what happens when you go into Start>Search for 'Computer Management'>Storage>Disk Management? Do you see 3 blue boxes in total, and is one of them labeled 'Lenovo Recovery'?Finally, what version of Windows are you using, and on what kind of Thinkpad?

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.
 

Answer:Data Recovery from lost Partition

Do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/666204-hdd-data-recovery-lost-partition.html
 

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I was running on Windows XP SP2 working fine for me. Last week when I connected to the internet while browsing may be some virus came into it and my Laptop (Acer Aspire 5050) start malfunctioning. I decided to install windows XP SP2 again, while installing it started formatting my hard drive without prompting for it in the mean while it got restarted and I lost my whole data. I again repartitioned it and install windows XP some how.

I have tried many softwares for recovering data like GetdataBack for NTFS, Badcopy and Ontrack.

Can any one tell me which is the best software for recovering lost data from HDD.
 

Answer:HDD Data Recovery from lost partition

After 2 installations, you are wasting your time trying to recover anything. It is all gone. Hopefully, you had everything backed up, right?
 

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Hi,

I Had Formatted My Hard Drive Unknowingly And Lost All The Data On The Computer.......now I Have Installed The Xp Os But I Have Lost Very Important Data......so If Any One Can Help Me Recovering The Data It Will Be More Helpful
 

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cannot do a system restore after a cpu recovery mistake...help

Answer:mistake pc recovery lost data

you need to post more information with more detail and correctly describe the problem
this is obviously a wrong discription
cpu recovery

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I recently had some trouble with flashing my bios.. and my harddrive got erased... is there anyway i can get my data back if i have already formated that partition
 

Answer:lost data, any possibility of recovery

xFuryofFivex said:

I recently had some trouble with flashing my bios.. and my harddrive got erased... is there anyway i can get my data back if i have already formated that partitionClick to expand...

yes and no depending if you've written OVER the sectors of your data. Go get yourself a program that reads the sectors on the harddrive. A simple search on www.downloads.com will show some results. I believe I used a program called GetDataBack awhile ago. Worked like a charm.
 

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hello,I did a system reset or recovery with Vista ( I have a compaq 610). I have 2 drives, C and D.Without thinking that it would be new formatted etc , I did not make a back-up of my pictures and docs ( I know ....)howver I made a back up a couple of weeks ago thru the HP software on D.If I now look at d it say 2gb of 10 free. Which means that their should be data on....  But when I click on it I see nothing.would anyone know how I can see that data and what is on the D drive?thankschris

Answer:lost data after system recovery

The D: drive probably doesn't contain any backups. It contains a recovery partition.The "backup" procedure you ran through, assuming you didn't burn any discs during the process, likely just backed up your data somewhere on the C: drive, not onto D: (since there would not be room).

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Two of my friends have had problems with E-Machines PCs running XP. On both occasions, on booting up the PC the cursor just sat in the top left hand corner. The engineers who came out loaded the recovery disk, and ten minutes later they had what appeared to be a working system.But, all of their data was missing. Some data had been been copied to floppies, but a lot was lost. How can this data be recovered?. Does anyone know of a good, freeware, package?Thanks. Bill

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Hi, can anyone help,
my system recently crashed,
showing a message " windows can not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system". so I used my XP start up disk which ran the system recovery. I now find that all my files/data is missing and the system has gone back to it's original settings. After searching TSF I see "Getdataback" is an option. Can you tell me is this a good program to use? Will it help my problem?

Thanks....

Answer:How to recover lost data following system recovery

That's an excellent program but do you have a desktop or laptop? You're going to need another drive to retrieve the data

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i lost all my recovery on D drive

Answer:i lost all my recovery data on D drive compaq

i lost all my recovery on D drive

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Not sure if I'm in the right place, but here goes. I recently did a partial system recovery and when I was done, everything was in it's right place except for one folder. I did a search and located it in USERDATA but was unable to access it. I managed to gain ownership of the folder but when I opened it, the folder was empty! Why would this happen and is there any way I can recover the lost files? I even downloaded a file recovery program but I still cannot find the files although I have found other crap that has been deleted. Does anyone have any advice as to what can be done? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Lost data after a partial system recovery

Hello and welcome to the forum

What do you mean by "Partial System Recovery" . . . what exactly did you do?

Try not to use the machine since using it will make any data recovery more difficult

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Hi..

A recent attempt to install (downloaded from the HP site) printer software caused my stable XPsp3 Compaq/HP PC to constantly lock within a few mouse clicks from start up. Uninstalling the software didn't help and I couldn't restore to a pre-install restore point. Reinstalling the software from a borrowed disc didn't do anything either.

I ran the Compaq on-board system recovery software from boot up (from a partition on the disc I gather). Rather than go for the more destructive back-to-completely-original option, I went for one that said I'd have to reinstall non-factory software - but that data files would be unaffected.

Lo and behold the near-opposite has occurred: all the self-installed software remains intact but data files from my account have been wiped. My wifes account data is still there however.

I've a recent enough back-up available but will have lost honeymoon photos. At least, they're not available via XP/Explorer - though I assume they haven't been written over yet on disc. Any idea how to go about retrieving these files?

Any help would be appreciated..

Ian

Answer:Recovering lost data after system recovery

GetDataBack to recover the lost files, then I'd wipe the drive and start fresh. You may have had malware and/or HD errors messing up the repair install. The HD may also be failing; it would be a good idea to test it before reinstalling.

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I purchased a new Motherboard to upgrade my computer and new SSD drive. I installed Windows 7 again on my new SSD. I had a 3TB Seagate Drive that had 3 partitions. One partition had Windows 7 and system files. The other two had data. Now, one of my data partitions shows as Unallocated. The old Windows 7 partition is totally accessible as well as one data partition. I need to recover the data on the drive from the unallocated partition. I've tried Seatools and EaseUs partition tool. I'm going to try DiscInternals next.

Does anyone have suggestions on recovering a partition that is now unallocated? I imagine the data is still there but the partition isn't being recognized by Windows 7.

Thanks

Answer:Lost Partition - Now Unallocated - Data Recovery

Try a simple partition undelete using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If that doesn't work try data recovery software.

Your data should always be backed up externally or to the cloud, using a modern method like Sync, Backup and Store your Files to the Cloud with Skydrive - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, I'm not quite certain what my wife did.  I think she said she pressed Thinkvantage and quote pressed 'yes' to restore.  But the computer is certainly not back to factory specs with no data files on it, so I hope she just did an earlier recovery, if I have the vernacular right? Is there a way to reverse the recovery/restore that she is at now?  Most recent photos of our newborn among other valuable data was lost. Many many thanks for all the best and I am trying to relate as best I can what 'she did.'  

Answer:My wife did a restore? recovery? on her T410 and lost a whole lot of data. Help.

What do you mean that it is not back to factory specs?    What kind of files are you finding that make you believe that it was not taken back to factory specs?  





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I am working on a friend's hp laptop that had a lot of viruses.  I ran recovery console and it would't save the data so I had to do a clean install.  I ran power data recovery and saved the data.  How can I restore the saved data to the original locations?  Thanks for any help.  Greatly appreciated.

Answer:Had to use data recovery because recovery console wouldn't save data

Where did you save the data and did you test the saved data before doing the clean install?

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hello  i  ahve a   notebook  T60Pand i have  the  2nd  time  the  problem  with  the  NBi  saved  lot  of  data  at the  secure  drivebut  tsome things  happend  and  my  registry  was damaged  so no  way  pout  to  get the  data i make  a  immage  to  another Harddisk  and  i  can  see with  special  tools  that  there i8s  a  2nd  drive  but  cant  see it  in  bios  or  howeverafter  i  try  to make  recover  but also  faild  .. by  security  password finaly  i  gave  up  and  like  to  take  the  expensive notebook to  the  trash  coz  there  was  some  finanzial  data  not  easy  to  rebuild  them  again so  can  any  tell me  where  i can  get  a  original  recover CD   the  reseller  magicdevices in  germany  is  not  succesfulldid  any  know  on  what partition teh  system create  the  secure  crypted  drive ?? THANK  u  walfried

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I have a sony SD Card 16gb class 4 card. I did use the card for almost 3 months, when I tried to use it now, I am not able to access the card,





I tried recovery softwares like recova etc to recover the file, but I was not able to recover even a single byte.

I have many importants files in the CARD, PLEASE HELP ME...,.

Thanks
 

Answer:Data recovery SD Card not accessible, says incorrect function showing unknown format

I think >>this thread<< could help you out . He seems to have the same problem.
 

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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
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So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
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IS THERE ANY PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION even can take very long time..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

according my experiences Thats the mistakes... DOn't do those at the same tim... Read more

Answer:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.

Hi,

Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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when I start my T61 Laptop, i get complete blue screen with no addition error window. Pl. suggest solution to this problem. Moderator edit: problem added to subject line for clarity.  Message Edited by Agotthelf on 21-07-2009 10:40 AM

Answer:Blue Screen and data lost after rescue n recovery during F11 operation

Welcome to lenovo user forums What error message are you getting on your system,also mention the OS you are using. 

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Contents:SummaryComplete descriptionComputer specificationsSummary:I moved a folder from D: to an external drive N:. I see that the moved folder is now "(empty)." The "Unmove" option is not available. FileScavenger 3.1 doesn't even find the original folder from D:. Windows is installed on C:. I have not made any changes to D: after the folder was moved.Complete description:I have two internal hard drives and one external. Windows and other program files are on C:. Relatively unimportant files and documents are stored on separate partitions from the system (Windows). Back-ups are copied to the external drive N:, O:. I had intended to copy only, but made a mistake by choosing the "Move" option.I proceeded to back up data from D: to the external hard drive N:. While examining the moved folders and files, I find that one of the folders is now empty. I checked folder options to make sure hidden files could be seen. I also examined "properties" for file size and number, finding "0 files" and "0 folders." It was reader software for ebooks from years ago. But I don't remember what it was. I suppose I could look for and buy a new version of some sort.When I discovered this, I made sure not to do anything further to that hard drive.I installed File Scavenger 3.1 and did a "long" scan. It found just about everything except that one folder. I tried a few other freeware file recovery programs with same results... Read more

Answer:Moved folder -lost data -recovery attempts fail

Have you tried a system restore to a prior date?Alan <>< 

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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

Answer:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which

you can try the trial of both products which give you a taste of what the programme is like  

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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

Answer:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which

Hi

Both are good programs and i would recommend purchasing both ( if you can afford ). Both has it's own pros and cons.
"GetDataBack" is good at virtual reconstruction of damage/unrecognizable file systems but i personally found it weak at recovering image files. It recovers images but most of them seems to be corrupted in my testings. Also you need to purchase seperate versions for FAT and NTFS ( GetDataBack simple is garbage ).

On the other hand, "Power data Recovery" works with both FAT and NTFS and it is better at recovering image files. Another proven tools is "R-Studio" which has quiet good reputation among DR professionals. It's user interface is not newbie friendly but has lot's of options which no other tools offers.

Data Recovery from an External Disk with a Damaged File System

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hi
i have a scSi disk 36.4GB, i lost information from it and tried to recover with other recovery softwares to no avail finally i got winhex & got the professional licence.

i can now be able to see all the information on the 1 whole NTFS partition, but the problem is that i can't be able to recover it.
when ever i open the logical drive i can see all the information and most of the information is stack up in a "free space" which is around 33gb which i can be able to see has all the information that i need.
i have tried to recover the free space but its only copied to the location that i specify and no recoveries are made.
recovering the files by type/ name has bore no fruits.

a freind told me i have to curve out that area and use data extractors to get the information out of that area (freee space).

the information in that drive are sql data bases and zip files. whats the header for sql.

what techniques do i use to curve out that space and be abele to extract the information, for i can even read the information in text format.

which are the data extractors available in the market

kindly assist its quite urgent i get this information out
 

Answer:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

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Can i recover my data after full format the hard disk on windows 7?

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Yoga 2 11 (Lenovo) Serial Number: YB******** Machine Type Model: 80CX59445810
 
Motherboard crashed and I need to get the data off the hard drive.  However, Lenovo apparently uses some proprietary connection that no repair service can connect to.  It does not just plug into normal hard drive interface devices.  How can I get all of my data from this hard drive??
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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Came across this article that might be useful for others.
"In this article we will describe logical data recovery from a hard disk drive or other storage device in perfect physical conditions. If you suspect your storage device has any kind of physical damage ? do not try to use any recovery or test software on it. Provided methods can be used right away and without any special knowledge."
Read the rest here: Data Recovery for Dummies: simple way to rescue your files

Answer:How to rescue files and recover data - Data Recovery Guide

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Dear Friends.
Hope this finds you well!
I'm not certain this is in the best forum, but it is a Windows 7 computer
I was trying to do another sets of DVD's from existing MP4 files from a SanDisk Ultra 32GB card. These would then be used with DVD Flick and ImgBurn to make the DVD's. The first(2) DVD's worked well but somehow a few of the files were not copied entirely. So, I was redoing these again to make certain I had ALL the files for the next (2) DVD's.
These are files my older brother entrusted to me for me to convert them to a DVD format. They are files of his daughters nearly entire basketball season [frames] of about 70 files and were sentimental to him and his daughter.
I feel personally responsible to correct this if it is at all possible!? It could get ugly
It was an honest error on my part as I mistakenly deleted what was titled Video 100 on the SanDisk which contained all these MP4 files. I didn't realize I was removing them from the SanDisk. I'm hoping there is a free date recovery app I could use for this one application so that an expensive license would not be required!?
Thank You in advance for your care, compassion and cooperation. I'm stuck in the mud...
Very Truly Yours,
Raphael
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
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Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Ch... Read more

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The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files. It had a prices tag but from my experience it was worth it. You can see the details info via http://www.easeus.com. I wanted to share but also wanted to make sure that I didn't stray from the forum rules.

 

Answer:The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files.

Welcome to TSG....

Thank you for this site. It looks excellent. I would not worry about the advertising thing since you are just pointing out a site that saved your bacon.
 

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Hi guys,

I have a serious problem with my Packard Bell Easy Note V7800W.

Since a few days, when I started the PC, Windows would load, then I would login, and then the PC would freeze when loading the desktop etc: I could see my desktop, see the start menu, etc. But could not click on anything. And the same situation would happen even with annother user.

So I tried different things. First, I wanted to restart in safe mode to run a chkdsk. But when I tried starting safe mode, it would just start the normal Windows.

So I saw on the Packard Bell docs that there was a recovery mode I could launch at startup by pressing F11 (or F10, don't remember). The doc mentionned that I would then be able to choose to backup my data and reinstall Windows.

I went ahead. And then things got very wired. After launching, the tool told me no partition was found, and that it was now creating one. Ok. Then I got a menu proposing me to: backup my data and reinstall Windows. Only problem, this option was disabled (radio button disabled). The only option left was to restore at factory default. Of course I didn't want to since I didn't want to loose my data.

Now what am I supposed to do ? When I restart the computer it automatically boots on the recovery partition. I can't boot in any other mode. I inserted a Windows Installation CD (from annother computer), tried running chkdsk but it only finds two partitions: C:/MININT (6GB) and annother one of 16 GB. My DD is 80 GB in total.... Read more

Answer:Serious problem with my Packard Bell - data lost after running recovery tool ?

Hey there, Welcome to Tech Guy forums.

Personally I think the best way forward with this problem is to remove the hard drive out of your computer. If it is IDE (PATA) then you will have to switch the jumpers to make it a slave drive and install it into another working computer and attempt to recover your data off the drive. If it is a SATA drive then you will not have to set the jumpers and should be able to install the drive straight into another computer and be able to access it.

The drive will show up as the 2 partitions that you have mentioned and hopefully your data will be safe in one of those partitions. The other space that isn't accounted for I can only presume has been deleted and made ready to become a partition in which case you may need to use a data recovery program to get he files back or possibly send your hard drive to a professional company to get them to try and recover it for you.

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard Download drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard Download drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

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1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??













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Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

Am confused with your external kits part.... Anyway, I assume that you have a working lenovo laptop and a working desktop. You try to plug in the lenovo HDD into a USB drive kit and extract data from the desktop. 1) Is the lenovo HDD encrpted? Check the Bios and also if lenovo security software is installed. 2) The fastest way i do it nowadays is to connect both laptop and desktop to a network. Then share the disk drive(s) and extract data from either laptop or desktop. A second option is to remote access the laptop and extract the data. 3) Another possibility is that your laptop is XP, ie the formatting is not AHCI (check the bios under sata), it's in compatible mode. The desktop is using Vista or window 7?    

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This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??







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Answer:Data Recovery of data from laptop hard drives

This hard drive is from a T60 laptop - please read below, thanks 1. Working laptop with a working hard drive ( I know this is the case as if you insert the drive into the laptop , power it on, it loads windows xp, you can use the laptop as per normal without any errors / issues etc ) We have an external hard drive kit ( again which I know that works as I use it to connect a multitude of other hard drives via USB to a desktop PC ) and I have another hard drive kit different to the first USB to SATA hard drive recovery kit and it does the same when trying to access the data off of the laptops hard drive If I connect the laptop hard drive to my desktop PC it refuses to show up in my computer yet if you right click my computer --> Manage --> Disk Management The drive shows up in here as un-initialised and if you attempt to initialise the drive it fails stating it has CRC error(s) and it will not assign it a drive letter. Is there a quick way to access the data on the drive ? As far as I am aware the drives are not encrypted as when loading after the POST from bios you do not get any blue / purple progress bars loading, these are Windows XP SP 3 so not using bit locker or anything like that. What do I need to do to get access to the data as quick as possible without doing too many steps or waiting for utils to recover data etc. Also what do Lenovo do to the hard drives that cause this many head aches ??

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I booted up my Win 7 computer today and ChkDsk said my Ex HDD may have been corrupted and proceeded to delete some files. Those were some very important files - how can I get them back? (Video and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 files)

I prefer free methods on this - I know I can buy software to do this, but I currently don't have the money. Or a very cheap method, if nothing else.

It's ironic that today was the day I was going to back up this drive.

Please help!

Answer:External HDD data recovery - Chkdsk erased some data!!

"How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK ? Raymond.CC Blog"
How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK

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i have lost my tally recovery data wheni pasted from pendrive tally data to computer tally.it was replaced

Answer:tally recovery data how i recover my replace data from my pc

Recover your data in Tally - Some Tips & Tricks to Recover Tally Datahttp://www.apnitally.com/2006/09/re...

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Last night, accidentally i deleted my data from D drive and my recycle bin is empty.Is there any way to retrieved my data back.

Answer:Data Recovery - how to retrieve my deleted data back.

If you have restore points on the D partition, you can recover with Shadow Explorer. If not, you can try Recuva. ShadowExplorer.com - About Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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Hi, i have lenovo thinkpad model no. T-420, with solid state drive of 160 gb cap. It has no partition everything is one drive. Recently when i am updating my window-7 to window-10, i successfully updated the same. But the display driver is not available on net so i go back to window-7. When my laptop is restated, all my data is gone.

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Hi,

I have been using a Kingston 1gb data traveler to store work however as I was saving my word document to go home Word 2007 crashed and restarted itself, it did not however bring up any autorecover options. I therefore thought everything was ok and pulled out the USB. When I tried to plug this in again it says 'USB device not recognized' This device may have malfunctioned etc. It then proceeds to install the USB as an unknown device and appear like this in the device manager.

I desperately need to recover this data, I was designing a website and had 25 pages of text on the USB stick.

What I've Tried

Plugging the USB in another machine. This bought up exactly the same error

Downloading a Data Doctor Recovery Pen Drive tool. This however did not recognise a USB as being in the system and thus did not work.

Is there anything I can do to rescue this data?

P.s. I use Vista 32-bit Business.
 

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I have 2 problems, mine is recovering data from a DVD-R & a friend is looking for my help in recovering data from a "corrupted" Flash Drive.

I was burning data on a DVD-R multiple sessions disk when my Burner crapped out while using Nero. I now have a new Burner & when I go back into this disk I can only read data from my 1st session when I compare the #s from Nero's disk info tool, however it also shows that session 5 is still open?? but I cannot read anything from sessions 2, 3 & 4. Looking around I spotted CD Recovery Tool Box Free 1.1.7 is there anything more recent and or better that would let me try to recover the data on this disk. The data in session 5 is still on my HD but I would like to be able to recover the data in the other sessions, worst possible case even just the file names would be a small plus.

Now for the Flash Drive. It is a Lexar 8 Gig & what supposedly happened is that Peter lent it to a fellow employee so he could extract some data (probably a mistake). When he got it back a few minutes later & tried to use it all he got was a message that it was corrupted. As it has all of his product codes, phone numbers & personal sales data for the last year he is really desperate to try & recover the data. He does not have a computer of his own, so he has no backup (another bad idea). He has gotten a new Flash Drive a Sony 8 Gig, but I have told him that he better go out & get a 2nd one to use as a back... Read more

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Hi,

I have a larged data drive that failed a disk check. It stalls when starting stage two (I belive that is the verification of indexing). I have been able to back-up all of the folders except for a large folder of raw video. The PC locks up when I attempt to access/copy this folder (it appears to be part of the problem). I want to make an attempt to recover this data before reformatting the drive.

The check disk fails both at start up or if I run from the desktop both in regular and safe mode. Does anyone have tips for recoverying this data?
 

Answer:Data Recovery of data drive

You could try using a 98 boot disk and then run ntfsdos from there to access the ntfs partitions. Then try an xcopy of that file to another drive.

Another method could be to use Winrar to create a multipart archive and store it on another drive. This might chunk it up enuff.

Or boot to recovery console from the CD and then run chkdsk /r which marks any sectors that are corrupt as bad so they will not be used again, even after format. All take some time, but they are readily availalble fixes.

Alternatively, you could create an image of the drive and save that somewhere else, then run your drive manufacturers disk utility to check integrity of the disk.

Hope this helps
 

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Hi all, i am requesting some technical assitance in solving this issue.

i have a hard disk that has been recently affected by [email protected] virus and all the .doc and xls files have been reduced to 1kb irispective of their initial sizes and when you open the files you get this error; DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]

I would like to recover the affected files to their original state, i have searched the internet over and no one seems to have the solution documented

currently i am trying to download QuickView Plus (Version 8), i have tried all aplications i can come across, including recover my files, winhex, get data back for ntfs, and r-studio.

i am honestly intrested in documenting the solution to this problem, and am intrested in suggestins on the best way to approach this

looking forward to your favourable reply.

regards
 

Answer:DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5] Data Recovery

You will most likely need to restore those files from a backup. But don't do anything until you've made sure the virus is gone. Don't want to reinfect the files.
 

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Hi, I am using a T400, window 7, 32 bits. Yesterday I accidentally clicked on  Start > All Programs > ThinkVantage> Create product recovery media or Create recovery media. I am not sure about which programs I clicked on but it appears an open up window asking me if I want to insert recovery disk, then I click no. It disappeared. It didn't tell me anything( like all the data will be lost and there is no progress box either; it happened very fast like in 5 seconds) and then I find that all my data in hard drive D is gone. I can not see hard drive D anymore in My computer. However I can find the partition titled "recovery partition" with 100% free storage in replace for my hard drive D in the storage management of  My computer and I cannot access it. I am so scared that I don't turn off the laptop 'till now. All the programs are working normal because I installed them on hard drive C but all the data on drive D is lost. Anyone has the same problems? I wonder such a serious software but doesn't have any prior notice to customer that it will cause data loss like this?Thanks.  

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My data card supports EDGE and 3G data. I'm getting GPRS data speed though from system configuration, this is not possible as When any phone or modem supports EDGE then it will not go for GPRS. can anybody tell me whether my data card is showing appropriate data technology or not?

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Hi,
I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
 

Answer:Recommend Data Recovery Company not Data Software Company

Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.
 

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My office 365 onedrive account disappeared. It had 1.3Tb of my data. When I log in using info from my roboform (which does not change) it now shows me a 5Gb account which is half full. How can I get to my 1Tb account to retrieve my data?

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I have a listing of "Dates" that are written as one number (i.e. for todays date it would be 8162012). I need to put it in a date format that excel recgonizes (i.e. 8/16/2012). I need to be able to prefor this task quickly for thousands of lines. I was toying with the Date formula using left, mid and right, but the problem is the mmddyyyy position changes some with the format that it is in. For example, todays date (8/16/2012) is written as 8162012, but 11/30/2012 would be written 11302012. Any thoughts other than trying to change the source formatting?

Answer:Raw Data format to Date format

You have pointed out that the month might be 1 or 2 digits, which is fairly easy to deal with, if that's the only issue.However, you didn't say anything about the day. Will they also be 1 or 2 digits? If so, then we have a problem.If both the month and day can be one or 2 digits, there no way for anyone to know what 1112012 means.Is that 11/1/2012 or 1/11/2012?If that's the case, then I think you need to deal with the source data, unless you have some other way of knowing what to do with dates like 1212012, 1142012, etc.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Hi everyone m in big problem

My laptop is not being started. It shows recovery error, i tried to follow steps but it failed.

So at last i decide to format. But i have some imp files on Desktop . Please anyone suggest me any way to get those files

Kindly reply as soon as possible

Thanks

Answer:need to take data before format

You want to look for "Data Recovery Programs". These run from a bootable CD (or sometimes USB stick), so they can run on a system with no OS.

Most people hear mention RECUVA (free) or EaseUS (paid). Try RECUVA first.

And an easy way to find and copy files using an W7 installation Disk or Repair Disk is here:
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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Hi all,Ok, I have a DVD re-writer and I want to back up some of my files to DVD.But do you think I can work out how?I can't seem to be able to format a DVD-RW so that it will accept data and a search on the net has so far unearthed the pearl of wisdom "use Nero" with no explanation as to HOW to use Nero to create a data DVD.So do any of you experts have any advice on how I can create a data DVD so that I can write files to it as an when I need to?Because, so far, it seems to be a process and a half just to do what should be, to me, the simple task of backing up data to a DVD.Many thanks

Answer:How do you format a data DVD-RW?

DVD RW is not considered a good medium to use for backup.Use dvd-r or dvd+r instead.Within nero choose the multisession and add files as needed.

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Question: RAW data format?

My aunt gave me her old laptop, which was failing on her. Blue screens, data saving issues. The whole lot of issues.

I put it on my SATA dock to usb and Win 7 views the format as "RAW" data.

1) I have never seen or heard of RAW data.
2) Does anyone know a fix around so I can get her data off?
3) Thank you for even reading this. I am pulling my hair out..

Answer:RAW data format?

RAW means unformatted.

Before formatting it, I would try booting off of a Linux LiveCD (such as Ubuntu) and look if you can see the data that way; sometimes WIndows doesn't like dying drives.

If you can't.. then you may have to format the drive and use recovery tools to see if you can get the data back.

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I have a flash drive and when I want to open it it only want to format. I really need that data on the flash drive, is there like a back up program for that or a way to get by the format?

Answer:Please help with USB, it only want's to format!!! Need that data.

When you plug in the flash drive does it open a menu, if so open in windows explorer, it will have a drive letter and beside it will be a little diamond click it will open the flash drive to all your data

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Hello, I've been struggling with getting a simple InfoPath 2007 form to work with a test MS Access 2007 database. I feel the best way to explain what I am doing is by giving you an example.

Background of scenario:

Lets say I am a distributor of gas cylinders. I have 100 different gas cylinders that I fill and send to customers. When they are done with the gas, they return the cylinders and I fill them back up. Each cylinder has specific data related to each: manufacturer, serial #, specific cylinder ID, and material of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, etc). I have this data in my MS Access database, in an individual table called "CYLINDER_DATA". Every time I refill a cylinder, I need to record the date and measure the pressure and temperature (among other things) of the gas in the cylinder. This data (along with the specific "CYLINDER_DATA" at this date of measurement) must be added as a new record in a different table called "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" in the same database.

What I would like to do:

So, I want to create an InfoPath form for operators to use whenever they need to perform measurements on a newly filled cylinder. So, I created an InfoPath form, that starts with a drop-down list box control that is populated with the 100 different cylinder IDs. A user would choose one of the "cylinder IDs" from the drop down list and then click "retrieve data". This would then populate the fields directly below:... Read more

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I want to put the mp3s I have on a data cd to free up some space on my little ole 10 gig till I'm ready to burn music cds. After much trauma with EZCD Creator, I downloaded the demo of Nero. I have Maxell CD-Rs, Imation CD-RWs and PNY Technology CD-RWs.
When I use the Imation, I get a message advising it's not empty and I can have Nero erase it. I chose yes, it's begins the process then spits it back at me advising that's it's not writable. When I insert the Maxell CD-R, I'm told it's not writable either. I used the PNY CD-RW and had no trouble writing to this one.
Is it the brand? Do I need to format the Maxell and Imation? If so, why did the PNY work?

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:putting data on CD, do I format?

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Hello.

I have a hard drive which would not boot, because of a missing system file. The drive has been replaced. I wanted to connect the old drive as a slave, and get my data off of it. When I connect the drive, it is recognized and shows up under "My Computer", disk management, etc. When I click on the drive, an error message says that the drive is not formatted though. If I format it, I will lose all of the data on it.

Is there a way to format, without losing the data? Possibly a utility, etc that will work for this? Maybe something that will let me look at/copy the data to another disk? The drive was formatted before in NTFS, on Win XP SP2.

Thank for the help!
-Jim
 

Answer:Format without losing data?

If you format the drive all data is gone.

What I would do. Connect the drive and boot with your xp cd. Boot into the recovery console and run "chkdsk /r" on the drive in question. See if you can access the drive now. Run fixboot and fixmbr on the drive as well.

As a precaution, I would disconnect my system drive during this operation. Once you have finished, shutdown and reconnect the drive.
 

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Can someone tell me what the following error means? "AIL int error. Unsupported PCM data format. " I recently had my pc worked on and when I got it back one of my daughter's favorite games received this following error when I inserted the disk. This is a children's disk called Ready to Read with Pooh. The tech that worked on the pc must have changed something because we never had trouble with it before he worked on it, but I can't get ahold of him. I don't know where to start to resolve the problem...if I need to change a setting with the sound card or something else. I'm running Win98. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:PCM Data Format Error

ltstangel
Not sure if I can help with problem but you may want to look and see if there is sound driver updates for your unit.
Does your sound work at all?
You can also have a look at device manager and see if the is any yellow exclaimations listed there in the sound or cd sections.
Start\settings\control panel\system\device manager

Hope that gives you a start for investigation

Dave
 

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I have tried to downloan an account statement from a brokerage house. I use AOL as my provider. When the statement comes on the screen it is in a strange format of little squares and illegible signs. I have acrobat reader, what else do I need to properly read this. This has happened before on Word documents that have been emailed to me. Thanks! cj
 

Answer:Format for receiving data on AOL

Hi cj33....
After you download a document, go to the location you downloaded it to, then look by the file name to see the extension (eg- .doc) then tell us what the extension is, it will clue you to what to open it with.
 

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Hi Geeks,

I have a friend who was doing a drive swap, but accidentally formatted the wrong drive DOH!!!

He has lost all his data 113GB of really important stuff not backed up anywhere else.

He works in IT and has tried everything he has run recovery software and can see his data and it appears to recover but when he opens the file nothing happens as if it's corrupted???

Any ideas of what else he can try? He hasn't written any new data to it after the format

Thanks
 

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For some reason my hDD on a USB 3.0 hub's partition info is now RAW and when I plug in the drive windows says I need to format it.
Ive ran the program Active Partition Recovery and the file systems are RAW, within the "tree" of the program I CAN navigate through the folders and find all my data - I just cant save it using that program. So the data is still there I just need an easy program to get it. Ive tried Easus to get it but fails. I believe there's a CRC error on the drive but cant check it with CHKDSK as "the drive is not recognised".
Any help?

Answer:HDD is now in RAW format - help to save data

Try MiniTool Power Data Recovery 6.6 How to recover data from RAW hard drive?

It is free for home users. Follow the instructions in the web page to get it free.

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Hello. I posted this in the hardware forum, but thought it might be better here...

I have a hard drive which would not boot, because of a missing system file. The drive has been replaced. I wanted to connect the old drive as a slave, and get my data off of it. When I connect the drive, it is recognized and shows up under "My Computer", disk management, etc. When I click on the drive, an error message says that the drive is not formatted though. If I format it, I will lose all of the data on it.

Is there a way to format, without losing the data? Possibly a utility, etc that will work for this? Maybe something that will let me look at/copy the data to another disk? The drive was formatted before in NTFS, on Win XP SP2.

Thank for the help!
-Jim
 

Answer:Format without losing data?

Format will erase everything on the drive . . how do you have it connected? . . connecting to the secondary channel ( the one with the CD/DVD) drives will usually work best.

If it is not recognized when connected to the secondary channel ( with the jumpers set correctly) then the drive has likely failed
 

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We recently reinstalled XP. The file allocation table was also deleted and rebuilt using NTFS. All went well, but a file had not been backed up. The machine was taken to a PC store that was able to recover that data. The cost was surprisingly low too. How is it possible to regain lost data after the partition was obliterated and redone? I know there is some software out there that can do that but at a large expense. As much as $2000.00. This store charged $250.00 and that impressed me. Is there now some affordable software available to do that now? Anyone know how they did it?

cajun
 

Answer:recovering data after format

cajun1957a said:

How is it possible to regain lost data after the partition was obliterated and redone? Click to expand...

The best program to use for this is called RecoveryExpert Deluxe from Acronis. It works GREAT but is time consuming. If the partition was large it could take a week or so to fully recover it. And do NOT use the hard drive that you wish to recover information from, or you will destroy that information and then no one can help you to recover it
 

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Hi,
i will be formatting my hard drive for the first time soon *tear*
and i would like to know a bit more about how to back up data, what data should i backup? what should i back it up on to?
and can i backup programs like games and things like norton internet security?

thx

Answer:Backing up data for a format.

You can and should backup everything on your hard drive. Heres a free trial version of a back up program. You can back up to cds or better to dvd's. You can partition your drive and back up to that. Or you can purchase norton ghost which also works well.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Acronis_True_Image_d2236.html

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Hello everyone,
I used the restoration cds to solve a problem on my system(blue screen) and everything was formated...including the partition where i had music etc...

Is there a way to format my hard drive without loosing the data on the partition?

Answer:Can I format the HDD without loosing data?

Which OS do you have?
Which notebook model do you have?
Have you used the Toshiba or Microsoft disk?

You can format the HDD without loosing data but therefore the data must be on an other partition. If you reinstall Windows you format the system partition. There is no other way.

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Hi, I have just formatted my girlfriends laptop and I was so cautious not to lose any music or photos that I forgot about her uni work!

Does anyone know of a utility that I can use to recover the data, it was in my documents so hopefully the re installation of windows xp wont have over written that part yet.

Any help will be very much appreciated! I am in big trouble as you can imagine!
 

Answer:Recovering Data after a format

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My old PC died but the HDD's are OK.  So I connected them, one at a time, to my XP PC thru VANTEC's IDE to USB device.  XP sees one of the drives but wants to Format it?  This will erase the data, right?  How do I just read the data?  Thanks for any help

Answer:HDD with data on USB says DO You Want To Format The Disk

What Windows version did you have on dead computer? How do you know HDs are OK?

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Ok so im formatting my computer but i have a lot of stuff i want to keep on it, like songs and videos.

Whats the best way to back all that up so i can format?
 

Answer:backing up data for format

i save docs, pics, music, address book to usb mem stick/s.
 

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My slave drive in my HP now asks if I want to Format it, ... and Test Disk sees it and gives data and I can even see the files there. What steps do I take to make it not ask that option when I try to select the disk (do you want to format) and access the drive. It is one partition I think.

Answer:Do You Want to Format, Drive is seen ... has data

You need to explain your hardware configuration - "slave drive in my HP" is pretty useless.

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Hi there people. First post so sorry if it's in the wrong place or anything. I've had as much of a search as I can and haven't found anyone with quite the same situation as me. The questions come at the end of the rambling background to my problem!!! Hope you can make it through to the end! My E520 recently just went beyond it's warranty and surprise surprise fairly soon after that I got a warning through ThinkVantage that there was a problem with my internal hard drive. When I googled the problem it said that the hard drive was going to fail and to replace it immediately.  As I (like an idiot) hadn't got round to backing up my computer properly (I'd saved all music, photos and videos to a seperate hard drive but hadn't done a Rescue and Recovery or Windows back up) I went out and bought a seperate hard drive to back up the computer and some disks to create the recovery boot disks.  When I went to the Q drive to do this I misunderstood the question about do I want to create a data back up disk. I thought this meant all my media so I said no and created just the boot recovery disks.  So my question (told you I'd get there) is this. When I replace the internal hard drive and use the boot disks to install windows will I then be able to use the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to restore my computer to it's former glory? Or will the fact that I'm not restoring the Lenovo skin (sorry if my terminology is wrong here. Not sure what to call it) ... Read more

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My laptop has two drives, one for the regular stuff and the other is a recovery drive. Apparently, the hard drive has had some problems and there's a blinking cursor after the first screen and I can't seem to open anything (system restore, etc using the "f 0-9" keys. I can't get anywhere.

My question is, since all my data is on one hard drive, and if I format that partiton ( I couldn't create a new partition when I ran a bootup disc), would I be able to get back the data AFTER the formatting, which is necessary for the bootup installation ? About 240 GB of 250 is full of my files. Can recovery software find the formatted files if it's on the same drive that will be used currently ?
 

Answer:Can I recover data from parition after format ?

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