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Data lost when formating





shkhanal
I am using Windows XP. Last time when my computer got hanged and did not boot from next time, I thought of reinstalling Windows XP again.

I formated my C drive and installed Windows XP. Only after I successfully installed Windows, I came to know that I had insatlled it on D drive which is now formatted. I had lots of important documents and images all stored in D drive.

What to do now? Can I get those documents and images back? is there any way? Please help me Embarassed
badai
you got to stop using that PC right away. take out the hardisk, install it on another working PC. on that PC you can use any data recovery software like FinalData, GetDataBack, R-Studio, etc to recover the formatted partition.

Not all you files can be recover because some of it were already overwrite by your windows installation.
Sunny
As badai said avoid adding more stuff to the hard disk, if you do have to install, install it in c drive and not, not even the recovery software. I have used Active Undelete with great success in past, I dont think its free tho.
shkhanal
thank you for your response. Could you please give me the links so that I could download the recovery software if any?
badai
http://www.google.com.my/search?q=FinalData

http://www.google.com.my/search?q=GetDataBack

http://www.google.com.my/search?q=R-Studio

ultimate link:

http://www.google.com.my/search?hl=en&q=%22recover+formatted+partition%22
aningbo
now that the softwares are ready to be downloaded, all i could say is

GOOD LUCK and so let us know if u manage to get back wat u want.
Jaan
How many passes did you go for?
If you used the default that came with the CD, you'll be able to recover at least some data.
All the best, and I would suggest investing in an external hard drive.
FunDa
Good luck man.
I used a software called " Recover my files" It did wonders and was able to recover stuff from my formatted partition .

Try out the softwares in the earlier posts too - This software needs a full version to actually recover my files (which I luckily had ) Wink


There are lots of free softwares which do the same thing.

recuva is one of them.

You can google for more such free softwares.



I tried Recuva once and it is pretty good. Smile
nvision
yup data can b recvrd their r many recovring software avalibl bt the nly thing u shld b care of is dnt copy ny file in tht loctn........!! Very Happy
Ghost Rider103
This thread was created in 2008.

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