Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:35 AM
Well, usually at windows setup it will ask you if you want to install to a new folder or if you want to repartition the drive. If you formated the drive, usually there is no way to get your stuff back. Even if you used a quick format, it will erase your MFT (Master file table) and once you use the computer, it will slowly start to overwrite any data in the sectors. Basically in easy terms, it makes all the sectors state as being empty (though your data is still there), but the more you use the computer, the sectors will slowly be over-writen with data. Sorry to tell you, but if a format happend (quick or full) your data will be missing, or corrupt.