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I fear thet instead of upgrade I clicked new instalation for windows XP
and its taking a long time to install

and i have lots of important stuff an the disk and it cant be erased
and dads stuff

I know there some programs that scan your disk and can recover data up to a few overwrites down

does ANYONE know where I can get one cuz I NEEED IT
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come on guys im counting on you
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I know there are programs to get back lost Data, but I have never seen one that was free if thats what your looking for
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Your screwed.
If you used New Instilation it will format.
WHich means you most likely wont get anything back.
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ive heard of programs then recover data from up to 21 even 36 overwrites, but those are govt ones
but that article talked about commertial ones that could recover up to 8 overwrites

data comes from PGP so its a good source
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Here you go. I used it to restore about 10GB of stuff off of a disc that had been formated.
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post #7 of 9
Norton has some utilities that will attempt to recover overwritten data -- it's not a perfect process so you might only get parts of files.
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post #8 of 9
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MY DATA is still there


ok I figured it out
I ran the setup from within XP
because I was trying to instal it onto an additional HDD

i did click new installation and the only reason it ran was because it was an install CD with SP2, not SP1 which I used originally

the "new installation" basically deleted andreplaced my old XP files with SP2 ones and all my users and settings are still there

thanks anyways guys
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36
Here you go. I used it to restore about 10GB of stuff off of a disc that had been formated.
theres no link,
even thought I dont need it I still want it
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