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There are applications available that have varying degrees of success in recovering data from formatted hard drives. The bigger problem is whether or not you have written anything else to the drive since formatting it. These applications can recover the partition table and the File Allocation Table if things are pretty much pristine. What ever you do, don't put anything else on the drive you formatted. This will only corrupt things further and make recovery harder. If the data is crucial data, you may be better served getting a data recovery service to do it for you, although this can be very expensive and has no guarantee of success.
This link will take you a listing of many options for recovery. I cannot vouch for any of them.
Is it your primary hard drive ? Reformat hard drive to NTFS Windows XP allows you to easily format the hard drives with its inbuilt utility. Formatting the hard drive would forever delete all the files stored on it. There are two ways in which you can format the hard disk partition - from My Computer and from DOS. You cannot have a NTFS partition with allocation unit s above 4096.
Click on "Start," and then click on "My Computer." Right-click on the disk partition to format and then click on "Format." Click on the "File System" drop down box and select "NTFS." Click on the "Allocation unit " drop down box and select an allocation . It is recommended that you select the "Default allocation " option. Click on the "Start" button. b> Format the Partition from DOS b> Click on "Start," and then click on "Run." Type "cmd" in the 'Run' dialog box and then press "Enter." Type "format drive_letter: /FS:NTFS" at the command prompt and then press "Enter." Replace the 'drive_letter' here with the letter of the drive that you want to format (for example, format e: /FS:NTFS). For help on advanced formatting options, type "format/?'more" at the command prompt and then press "Enter." Keep pressing "Enter" as you read on. Hope it helps
it is difficult to recover it from that partition..use this software "Recover My Files" if it is recover then ok otherwise use "Virtual Lab"
if it is not again recoverable then noway to recover. after all efforts one thing u can do is to quick format it and then try recover my files to recover from fast formated drive....but chances r very less something like wallpapers and songs can be recover. Good Luck. Hope the files will recover
Your Windows Xp bootable CD should have an option called "Format his file system using FAT32" while installing the OS. Use the option to format it. The only prob is that it creates only a single partiotion. After installing windows you can re-partition using a third party software such as Partition Magic(please note that it will not affect your windows installation as you can first re-size the windows drive to a lower capacity and then partition the un-allocated space.
have you try to connect it to a different computer?
if yes and getting the same problem you need to call your WD for the warranty and replace it. if your up to your files inside your storage i guess they will endorse you to their third party company that will recover your data storage and it will cost a lot.
The theory to unformat a Mac hard disk is, when you format a Mac HFS+/HFSX Volume or format a external hard disk, the data are not really wiped. Format process just marked your Mac hard disk as available to reuse, no matter it is quick format or complete format. So if you put if you fill in a mount of new data to your hard drive, then the formatted data are overwritten, your will permanently lose your formatted data.
Formatting a drive only resets the FAT (File Allocation Table), where
it stores the information about the files on the drive. You need to get
a utility that can read the data directly from the drive, bypassing the
allocation tables. There are many available, most are not free.
Try going to TuCows.com, they are sure to have the utility you need. Be
sure not to write any new files to the drive and you should have no
problem in recovering your data. Search for: Formatted Drive Recovery