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Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Titus333, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. Titus333

    Titus333 Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    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.
     
  3. win2kpro

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    Don't do any further formatting or you will just compound your problem.
     
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