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  1. CH@NO

    CH@NO New Member

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    a days ago I tried the Vista X64 DVD on a friend's house, just to make sure It worked. I put the DVD and his PC booted it and all, very normal 'till I had to go for something and my dear (and curious) kid started to play with the settings and It formatted his HDD....:ohwell:

    Well, when I get back I had no other choice to make a fresh installation of the OS, but my friend almost shit in their pants when he notice that he lost all his info (I didn't know that but hell, he didn't have a backup partition).

    Anyway, a friend told me that It exist a program that can retrive all the files even if the HDD was formated, that only the data will completely lost if the HDD was "low-lovel" formatted (if I recall right)

    So the question is if I could retrive his files and HOW do I do it???

    His PC has XP and I installed Vista X86.

    many thanx for the help.....:rockout::toast:
     
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    Hi Chano.

    Try Hiren's boot cd, it has a lot of partition/file recovery utilities.

    Hope that helps. :toast:
     
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    Ok, I'll try that, thanx for the reply
     
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    Can't you set it as a slave and retrieve the data?
     
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    Hi, as I know, low-lovel format will make your data lose completely. I just know some programs which help recover data from formatted disk/partition, i.e, EASEUS Data Recovery Software, Restoration, Undelete-plus, etc. but I'm not sure if they really works.
     
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    if you remove partitions and install again there is no way but if only format there is programs can recover your data
     
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    I've had positive experiences with Active@ on a non-windows partition before, but also non-positive experiences with the same program on a windows partition.

    I'd prefer running it from a boot cd or floppy btw.
     

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