Broken Hard Drive

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dukeflookem

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I recently had a virus on one of my harddrives, and when i went to format it i accedentally started to format the wrong drive. I dont think it really even started to format, but I quickly turned off my computer when i saw it was the wrong drive. Now when i put my harddrive in another computer it wont work. Is there anyway to get my data back, or fix it?

When I try to do anything in dos with it it sais Invalid media type reading drive c. But the startup disk is loading some Ms-ramdrive. I am not sure what that is.
 
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The Win98 startup disks create a logical drive using your RAM and load it with useful troubleshooting/repair utilities. As you watch the boot sequence, it will tell you what drive letter the 'ramdrive' is assigned. You can then swith to that drive like any other floppy, hard or CD-ROM drive and use the utilities there.

As for your HDD, it is likely ready for a full format. From what you've said, your chances of recovering your data are slim to none.:(
 
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