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Help! System Recovery Pc And Lost All Files! Need To Recover!


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#1 gem2390

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:46 AM

Im realy stuck. Today my HP pc messed up and i had to do a system recovery. I have done this before with no problems, but this time i lost all my files. The pc is like it was when i first bough it with all the original software. I have a d: recovery drive on the HP. I know my files cant be totaly wiped off the hard drive but i dont know how to recover them. I tried looking at system restore but all the previous restore poins were wiped off. Help please i am going mad!!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:02 AM

System Restore and System Recovery are two different things.

See this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/48943/please-help/
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:14 AM

I know that the files are not completely deleted because they have to be on the pc somewhere. The only way may be if i send it to be repaired. Is there any way i could recover my files myself?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:21 AM

This may be of help... FreeUndelete 2.0
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:41 AM

If your computer is back to the way it was when you brought it home from the store - there's a good chance that your data is lost.

First, don't use the pc until you've recovered your files.

Then, try acklan's suggestion. There are other free and pay for utilities out there that you can also try. I prefer PCInspector from http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm and GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org/

If that fails, it will cost between $600 and $1800 (US) to recover your data using a professional recovery service.

All of these solutions rely upon you not doing anything else with the PC - this will increase the chance that there is some recoverable data available.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 01:21 PM

im sending the pc off to be repaired by a pro, he said he has software that can look for missing files so hopefully ill get them back, he didnt say that its impossible to recover.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 02:14 PM

your computer must of been corrupted somehow so when you did the system recover it recognized that it needed to be completly clean, thats what i did.
I can't help you though




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