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Rich Bennett Jun 13, 2005, 05:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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HELP

Is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format run on it?

I was trying to format my external drive and accidentally ran a quick format on the wrong HD. Is it toast?

Panicked!!!


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4Qman Jun 13, 2005, 05:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HELP Is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format ru
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Chill dude your be able to recover it. My friend done the same thing the other day.
search google and there should be an program that will sort it. unless you wait for someone to
recommend one here.

Rich Bennett Jun 13, 2005, 05:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Anyone have a good recomendation? I think my job is depending on it.....

Plug & Play Jun 13, 2005, 05:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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As far as I know if you formatted the drive the info is gone, could be wrong?

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>> Re: HELP Is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format ru
Asus A8n Sli Deluxe (Bios 10-11)
Amd 3000+ Winchester + Evo 33 HSF (FSB 275x9 @ 2.5ghz)
Tagan 480w Silent PSU
Thermal Take Armour (4xCase Fans + Modded Roof)
Cosair 1024 TwinXms Ram 3200C2PT (2x512) 2.5 3-3-8 T2 @225.3mhz
Enermax Display
MSI Gforce 6600Gt (575mhz 1.12ghz)
DMaxtor 10 Sata 160Gb x2 (Raid 0)
LG Burner 4136B
Asus 16x DVD
Cpu 1.5v Ram 2.8v
CPU Temp (Idle@31oC Full@47oC)

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Here you go man made a quick call to me mate and this is what he used. i think he was
a bit mad cos its 11pm here. Good Luck

P.S the demo is crap so you need to get a full version. Hint!!!

DNA _ Jun 13, 2005, 06:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I sent you a few private messages

you use msn messenger or just email me if needed.

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Mark Robinson Jun 13, 2005, 08:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HELP Is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format ru
a quick format is the easiest to recover data from. almost any of the undelete programs out there will work. Most of the trials will only let you se what it can recover or let you recover a little bit before buying. I recommend you download a few and see what they will recover before you purchase.

Your job may be saved buy doing this but getting a backup solution may get you a raise.

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G. G. Jun 14, 2005, 01:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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a quick format only wipes out the table that stores info on where the data is located. The actual data is still there until you go to write to the drive and then anything goes.

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Rich Bennett Jun 14, 2005, 07:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: HELP Is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format ru
I am going to get the recomended utility but I am unsure on how to use it as when I connect the external drive my computer no longer sees it as a drive letter. How will I access it to run the utility?

Nothing has been written to the drive as my computer no longer sees it so overwriting the data files is not an issue.....

Thanks for encouragemant guys.... I have heard about these sorts of bone-head moves for years but never thought it would happen to me.... I was just not thinking when I did it.... 8-(

G. G. Jun 14, 2005, 10:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Rich,

I couldnt tell you how to run a particular program cause I have not had to use one. But hopefully someone with personal experience likes yours will chim in.

Oh, dont be so hard on yourself. It happens to the best of us. This reminds me of many years back when my wife, or at the time my girlfriend, in the days of DOS 3.1 as the OS..... she when to delete a folder and then some how ended deleting the double dot and single dot in the directory first and i give you one guess what happened next........ well..... once you delete those very important dots.... only.... u just deleted the whole tree structure of the OS and it is lost........ hehehehehe she called me in a panic since the system is totally lost and wont boot. At the time..... I had a norton utility that you booted up on it and I was able to undelete what she had done and got everything back running again without a reload. whewwwww !!!!!



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Kirk Bowlby Jun 14, 2005, 10:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Rich Bennett Jun 15, 2005, 05:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guys,

I am still wondering how I can use a ytility to recover my data when my computer does not see a drive letter when the drive is plugged into the USB port... even though the USB port sees the device....

Thanks,

Rich

DNA _ Jun 15, 2005, 06:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Is it showing up as RAW or is it partitioned?

I tried emailing you.

I use a controller card for all my HDD needs.

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Jose M. Monje Jul 17, 2005, 11:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the same problem that Rich Bennet related with the crash of the handy hard disl (from Lacie9. Some body can help me advising how can recover the data?

angryhippy Jul 19, 2005, 02:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Unless you overwrite the data with a new install or do a zero fill (write zeros to the drive, the data is still present on the disk and is recoverable. You are probably not gonna find anything for free that will recover it for you. Your cheapest solution is probably SpinRite 6.0. at about $80US

http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm

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angryhippy Aug 29, 2005, 03:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That one gets bookmarked. Thanks for the link.

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Lawrence O. Wilson Aug 30, 2005, 04:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Add to the many fine suggestions above RESTORER2000 will get your data from a reformated disk. In fact
log as the disk spins this program will restore the data!

guru Shane Aug 30, 2005, 04:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If the drive isn't being detected, that could be a problem. Have you tried any other methods of connecting the drive besides the USB port?

BrinNutz Dec 05, 2005, 12:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm just wondering if Rich still has his job???

Lol...sure hope so

angryhippy Dec 05, 2005, 01:47pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 05, 2005, 01:48pm EST

 
>> Re: Help is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format run
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FordGT90Concept Dec 22, 2005, 05:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Help is there anyway to recover data on a hard drive that has accidently had a quick format run
Or the unerase wizard included with Norton Antivirus 2005. It saved me from having to download a 3.4 GB file again. It can't recover files that were deleted prior to installing it.

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