Data recovery possible?

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TSman

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Someone did a re-installation of his Operating System of the C: drive using his computer's 'Acer hidden recovery partition' (the alt+f10 procedure). Then he chose 'do not back up personal data (this will wipe the entire C: drive)' during the recovery process and his system was 're-installed'. All of his personal data was in that C: drive.

Does an Acer hidden partition recovery install zero-format the disk?

Serious issue: He didn't backup his data. His data is now lost, supposedly. Would it be possible at all for me to recover all of his 'my documents' data (important financial data, years of family pictures, ..)? The data is crucial.

I called up Acer (some low level helpdesk support girl answered) and they said "no it's not possible". I don't believe them. Would it be possible to recover his data with data recovery software?

His computer: Acer AZ5610

Windows 7 Home Premium
 

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It is almost always possible; just depends on how much money you want to spend. The very first thing to do is to stop using the system. Pull the drive out and connect it to a working system. Run data recovery software on the drive and see what you can recover.

I use O&O disk recovery and it does an excellent job however it is not free. There are a number of free recovery apps and most paid apps have a trial version that will show you what can be recovered [you will have to pay to actually do the recovery]

If that does not work, you can take the drive to a data recovery service and have them do it for you. Note this is NOT cheap; basic costs start at $150 [plus the cost of the media to recover files to ie new external, flash drive, etc] or so and go way up from there.
 
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It is almost always possible; just depends on how much money you want to spend. The very first thing to do is to stop using the system. Pull the drive out and connect it to a working system. Run data recovery software on the drive and see what you can recover.

I use O&O disk recovery and it does an excellent job however it is not free. There are a number of free recovery apps and most paid apps have a trial version that will show you what can be recovered [you will have to pay to actually do the recovery]

If that does not work, you can take the drive to a data recovery service and have them do it for you. Note this is NOT cheap; basic costs start at $150 [plus the cost of the media to recover files to ie new external, flash drive, etc] or so and go way up from there.
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Yes...., crjdriver> is right. A good data recovery software can help you out. Stop using computer and opt for a good windows data recovery software. install it in a different computer and then connect both the computer. Purpose of doing this is to avoid overwriting data and {you can't install anything on a computer in which there is no OS} now you can recover all your data.
 
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Hello Dolymartin - many data recovery tools for windows are available. Do a bit research and you will get best results.
 
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