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I was formatting my friend's HDD and installed XP.
While I was installing XP the power cable accidentally came out [during the process of copying setup files]
all my data on my drive is somehow erased and it says it's a raw data drive
is there any way i can recovery all my stuff [really important to me]
please help

reps will be given for help

thanks

EDIT: I used GetDataBackand saw some files but couldn't recover since i need to be registered
is there any recommendations on any programs or methods i could do to recover my files?

really sorry for the hassle
 

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Originally Posted by DarLuzi0n
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I was formatting my friend's HDD and installed XP.
While I was installing XP the power cable accidentally came out [during the process of copying setup files]

Was the drive partitioned?
Were you formatting the partition that had the files that you want to recover on it? Or another partition?

Recovering from a re-format and recovering from a corrupted drive are two different things.

The usual drill is to try every recovery program you can get your hands on and hope. Hiren's Boot CD is a good place to start. (Google is your friend)

There are places that will burn $100 bills for you until they get your data back. They are usually successful. But, if you're not using the data to make money, that's not economical.
 
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the drive have 3 partitions on it
i think the drive was corrupted
i was formatting another drive and had to copy files for windows xp to my drive and the comp restarted
GetDataBack was able to detect files on the drive and i was able to recover them [didn't have time for all]
i'll continue with it and see if i can recover all the files i need

billbartuska, thanks for the help
i appreciate it =]
 

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Spinrite will be next after i'm done with "GetDataBack"
thanks noobdown

anytime.
 

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try getting an external enclosure and connecting it to another computer and try recovering ur files there. easiest way, and works with laptop hard drives.
 

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Learn from this and get a UPS.
 

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getdataback works flawlessly for me
-bit of a "shocker" when you first do the analysis and it shows all of your "dead" RAID data

- then when you actually try to get your data back
you have to purchase it for the actuall "restore" function to work (and it's like $70)

-talk about a "bait 'n' switch" hook jobby
"free data recovery- free download - free *.* etc. etc.

Yeah it'll analyze and show you the data fo free,
4 hours later--->
"you must purchase a full copy of getdataback to unlock the recovery mode"


But, I have used it quite a few times now---- so I feel like it was money well spent!
 

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If all else fails, you might want to try Drive Savers. They guarantee the highest % of data gets saved. They have some incrediable success stories too.
 

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try getting an external enclosure and connecting it to another computer and try recovering ur files there. easiest way, and works with laptop hard drives.

External enclosure- or even a drive docking station really really help when you have to do a bit of HDD & file "juggling"!
+1 for the suggestion!
 
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