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data recovery after format

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lobotech, Apr 1, 2005.

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  1. lobotech

    lobotech Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. lobotech

    lobotech Thread Starter

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    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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