Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:46 AM
my laptop is hp pavilion dv6599ee notebook......
operating system - windows vista premium home edition 32 bit
system failed to start and so used recovery manager and created backup on an external harddrive FAT
2 files were made backup.1.exe( general description restorewiz application,compatibility windows 95,98,me,2000,nt 4.0 service pack 5,xp service pack 2,server 2003 service pack 1)and backup.2.fbw
and inadvertantly before checking if my backup worked my friend restored my system to factory settings
now i was told by hp support that it is not possible to recover files from backup created by vista on a FAT external drive,is it true?
how could i recover my precious photographs and home videos?
i tried some disk recovery softwares which were freewares but doesnt seem to work.
if it is impossible for me to do this on my own ,do let me know which is a good data recovery software i could purchase.
is it possible to restore on a desktop using xp?
please please help.....