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mondschain

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Hi everyone. Every time I have a problem I turn to you guys and always someone helps me out. Its becoming a habit :) .... This time a have a little bigger problem than usually. I had some problem with my windows so as in my experience and after an hour trouble shooting with some hp technical support the solution was simple install new windows. So I put all my data on the second hd which I installed after getting the computer.

So I kind of got stuck with the recovery somewhere and decided to call technical support... and I was asked to unpluck my internet connection and printer. So I did. Then a few quick steps and windows was installing ( formatting hd). During that time kids where screeming so I went to check what they where fighting about.

When I came back I thought funny this time I didnt choose on which hd I wanted to install Windows .... and it hit me ....my whorst night mare my second slave hd was being formatted I stopped it but.... it was more than half formatted. So I still had the existing non functional windows and my second hd wont show any data at all.

I had all kinds of pictures and little video clips from the past 2 years on that .... I did a backup on the pics a few times but the video files are just to big.... not to mention some important document...

I feel so stupid now... Is there anyone who knows the best way to recover that data.... anyway to do it at home some software or something... Right now I am kind of lost and my head is spinning....

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Did you see how much that costs?Around $1000.That's a lot,about what I've seen for actually sending the drive in and having someone work on it.

Another thing is,none of these are guaranteed.If they work,they work.If not,oh well nice try.A lot of cash to spend on an "oh well".If you've got the spare cash lying around or really,really need the data go for it.

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The 'lite' version (25 file per session limit and no resume) comes in at $89 - trisk is to make the old drive slave and stick in another master with just a bare OS and the recovery program - then heul the data over to the boot drive. Reverse them after it's done and then you have the data all stored on another drive

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Did you see how much that costs?Around $1000.That's a lot,about what I've seen for actually sending the drive in and having someone work on it.

Another thing is,none of these are guaranteed.If they work,they work.If not,oh well nice try.A lot of cash to spend on an "oh well".If you've got the spare cash lying around or really,really need the data go for it.

They have a free trial on that site tho so one could see what is recoverable before actually purchasing.

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Lynn has a very good suggestion about after you transfer all your personal files over to the slave drive, just disconnect it from the motherboard till you get your main "C" HD back with a new operating system.

 

Paying to have someone retrieve your data from the formatted drive is for sure expensive, but there is a very good chance that they can get almost all of it back. And the $500 to $1000 you might have to pay is a lot unless the data you want to recover is extremely valuable. In that case the money isn't that much. Good luck and for sure be careful with valuable personal files. You probably should think about burning a data disk every once in a while with all your personal files just to be sure you have another B.U. besides just the slave drive.

 

Frank...

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