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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by r1r2r3r4, Nov 18, 2013.

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  1. r1r2r3r4

    r1r2r3r4 Thread Starter

    Nov 17, 2013
    computer went down ,when restarted ,computer started to save all data,when completed said install disc,did and would not run,then computer started to download the factory settings,after completion,I lost all data stored,how can I access my data.:)
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    i have moved to the hardware forum

    So you have reset the PC to its factory condition using a recovery CD ?

    when you did this , did you do a repair or a full installation and did you reformat the harddrive ?

    whats the make and model of the PC

    sometimes the recovery process will make a data section that you can access all your old data

    what version of windows are you running
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Do you have a backup of the data? If so, it is a simple matter to copy the data files back from the backup.

    If you do not have a backup, you can pull the drive out and connect it to a working system. Run data recovery software and see if you can recover any files.

    Data you do not backup is data you do not care about AND you should expect to lose said data.
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