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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:22 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:46 PM
I was running XP on my PC and had purchased an external hard drive. I went to format it to use with my PS3 but accidentally clicked on my C drive and it appears to have wiped it out. When it restarted itself, all it says at the bottom is verifying DMI pool data... update successful!
Is there anything I can do to "unformat" this and restore my stuff? I haven't done anything to it for fear of messing it up further.
Thanks for any help that can be offered!
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:51 PM
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Edited by dpunisher, 01 March 2010 - 10:06 AM.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:21 AM
System manufacturer and model?
Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:23 AM
Not going to argue with you. I will post under the assumption you did format your C drive.
There is no way you can restore the hard drive to the way it was as all of your file tables have been erased and no readily available consumer available software (I am aware of) will recover that.
The best you can hope for is to plug the drive into another system, and use a recovery program to pull off the data you want to save. Your OS and apps are toast. Good news is that you didn't overwrite a lot of data during the format so the vast majority of it should be recoverable. Once you pull off all your data you will have to go through the OS reinstall etc.
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