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Any way to recover data from this hard drive?!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by technix, Sep 28, 2002.

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  1. technix

    technix Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    Earlier today I clean re-installed Windows XP Professional. I backed up alot of useful data on my second hard drive, and proceeded with the reinstallation. Everything went smooth, but when I double clicked my second hard drive in My Computer, it gave the message:

    "The disk in drive D is not formatted.

    Do you want to format it now?"

    If i proceed with this, all the data on that hard drive will be wiped out. :mad:

    Is there any possible way to recover the date from the hard drive?
     
  2. Slithy Tove

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    Until you actually write over data on a magnetic storage device it will remain as it was. One option you have is to check out Easy Recovery (HERE). The free version will NOT recover any data, but it will show you what the licensed version COULD recover if you purchase it.
     
  3. ddraigcoch

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  4. technix

    technix Thread Starter

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    Slithy Tove, I tried EasyRecovery, and it recovered lots of files, but they were all in different fiile formats which couldn't be recognized. All ASCII files and stuff :(

    ddraighcoch, I'll try Disk Investigator soon and will report results.
     
  5. technix

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    Well ddraighcoch, Disk Investigator detected nothing on that hard drive. Not even a cluster :( I think all the data has been deleted.
     
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