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On 30/04/12 19:44, Rob Beard wrote:
On 30/04/12 11:18, Roland Tarver wrote:Hi Folks, Sorry this is OT. A friend has accidentally formatted a windows 7 HDD, whilst attempting to restore a slow running PC. There is no backup. Friend is a 2-3 hour drive away. Googling throws up heaps of possibilities for viable recovery software candidates. I was hoping for some recommendations from those with experience of similar situations please? Thank you very much if you are able to help. Best wishes Roly :-)Formatted or just removed the partition? In the first instance I'd suggest maybe try Testdisk running from a Live CD and restoring to another hard drive. Failing that there are Windows tools available that will probably recover it. I used to use Restorer Pro 2000 (this was back in 2001/2002 on Windows 2000 and XP) which worked well, looks like it's been updated but is still available for about 30 to $50 US dollars (and they accept Paypal)... http://www.restorer2000.com (doesn't say it supports Windows 7 but it does support Vista, so I'd hazard a guess it would support Windows 7 too but they have a demo available). I'd suggest if going down this route put the drive on another PC and restore to a separate drive. Rob
Hi Rob (and everyone else who responded)thanks a lot for your replies. I am sure they will be of great use to Paul. Will keep you posted on progress.
Cheers roly :-) -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq