1. Hi Guest
    We are running a survey about laptop service in India, and we'd love your inputs. Please help us improve the quality of laptop servicing, and if you've had any bad experiences, now is the time to be heard.
    Take the survey

Can I Recover Data From Formatted Hard Disk

Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by dikudik, Aug 13, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dikudik

    dikudik New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi,

    Wed Aug 11 2004, i lost my important accounting data which i have feeded in tally 4.5 i have simple machine IBM 486 , I HAVE FORMATTED HARD DISK AND RE LOAD ALL THE PROGRAMME WIN-95 ETC.. AS I REALISED NOW I HAVE NO BACKUP OF MY ACCOUNTING DATA CAN ANY BODY TELL ME IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECOVER DATA FROM THIS FORMATTED HARD DISK , BASIC MACHINE IS WIN-95 AND 16 MB RAM OR CAN ANY BODY TELL ME IS THERE ANY SOFTWARE WHICH DOES THIS TYPE OF WORK . FOR U'R INF. HARD DISK IS JUST 540 MB

    PLZ.............................................
    HELP...................................
    :x
     
  2. Kl@w-24

    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Try 'Recover 4 All', 'File Recovery for Windows'. d00d, do a google search! u'll find more answers than u'll get from here.
     
  3. sohummisra

    sohummisra New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mumbai
    i wouldn't fancy your chances but try that anyway.
     
  4. Ethan_Hunt

    Ethan_Hunt New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Messages:
    5,219
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bombay, India
    well after a format i dont think any software would possibly recover any software as the software try to access the system registry before restoring a particular thing but since u have formatted it completely i dont think it will trace the deleted stuff.anyways u can still try for the recovery.
     
  5. Kl@w-24

    Kl@w-24 Slideshow Bob

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Data recovery software doesn't recover data by looking at the registry. It searches for data that is present on the disk but is not listed in the FAT (File Allocation Table).
     
  6. krazydude

    krazydude New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Follow me and I shall set u free
    Chances r slim, never heard or seen of data recovery frm a formatted HDD before !!
     
  7. shehan9999

    shehan9999 New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    colombo, sri lanka
    PC Inspector File Recovery
    its freeware and quite good :)
     
  8. sohummisra

    sohummisra New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2004
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mumbai
    but does it recover formatted data? that question looks very stupid when i read it.
     
  9. walking-techie

    walking-techie New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    data recovery from a formatted hdd is very mcuh possible, however no guarantee that relevant required data will be recovered u cannot recover specific data .. the recovery s/w will recover whatever it is able to recover


    hope u get wat u want .. keep fingers crossed ..
     
  10. Root

    Root New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Buddy, There is very less chance to get your data back. So don't waste trying to recover it instead try rearranging it for youself from else where, Keep trying ..... It might help you...
     
  11. shehan9999

    shehan9999 New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    colombo, sri lanka
    well i formated one my partitions and using PC Inspector File Recovery i was able to recover some of the files that were on that partition.
    the s/w will also indicate how good the chances are of recovering that file.
    i got it from one of the digit cd's


    correct me if i'm wrong:
    when u delete/format a file, that file is not physically removed from the disk, instead the entry for that file is removed from the file allocation table. So unless some new files are written/stored onto the blocks where that deleted file is stored it is still possible to recover it.
     
  12. ice

    ice New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2003
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Mumbai
    Less chance, cause u already WROTE on the same hdd.
     
  13. technomodel

    technomodel New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    kolkata
    well, if you have performed a full format i dont think that u have any chance of recovereing ur data, coz it fills ur hd with zeroes, ie the data are physically removed.. but there is a chance if u have performed a quick format. Try the recovery softwares.
     
  14. EinSTeiN

    EinSTeiN New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Relative Time Space
  15. EinSTeiN

    EinSTeiN New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Relative Time Space
    Please post if u succed in recovering your data.
     
  16. pantheratigris

    pantheratigris New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pune
    I dont think it is possible to recover your data. As they are saying you may be able to recover a small portion but i think it is not possible once you have formatted your HDD.
     
  17. alib_i

    alib_i New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    omnipresent
    firstly ...

    it is only possible to recover data if you've 'quick formatted' the drive.
    this simply removes the FAT table and leaves the files intact.
    so the data is there but simply cannot be read.
    all recovery progams will work only in this type of formatting.

    but if its a full format ...
    then believe me ..
    all this is simply waste of time ..

    secondly ..

    all such recovery programs are to be installed in the drive ..
    installing programs after u've lost data is highly not recommeded..

    thirdly ...

    this is what happenned to me ...
    i recovered around 10GB data which i lost due to partition magic ..
    all the data was recovered ...
    but here's the trap ...
    none of the data was readable ..
    none of the music was running .. no nothing
     
  18. anupamsinha

    anupamsinha New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2003
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi All

    Try Noton Unformat. Quick or Normal format both can be unformatted.

    Best of luck.
     
  19. lywyre

    lywyre Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Chennai/Vellore, TN
    Ur data can be recovered if and only if the ur data has not been overwritten, even if you had done a full format.

    As long as 1. ur data is not over written or 2. ur drive is physically damaged or 3. u have not used low level format or zero fill drive,
    u can get ur data back

    Try getdataback or recover 4 all.

    However, if you have installed Win'95 on the same drive as you have stored ur Tally data, chances are really slim. Much worse, if you have stored it on you c: drive, because windows uses this drive for its page file which most probably would have overwritten most of your data.
     
  20. busyanuj

    busyanuj Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2003
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    just hope that you did a Quick formatting of your hard drive, and not Unconditional formatting.
    In such case, the data may be recoverable.

    did you use the format c: /q command or something else?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page