When i tried to bootup my laptop. a screen opened up and said that it was'nt shut down properly and the file was damaged. It said to click here to run system recovery and that my files and documents would still remain undesturbed but i might have to reinstall some programs that was installed lately so i clicked on the button and the computer went through thew whole process of recovering my system. However, after everything was done, it ask me to enter a new ID and a new password and then i had to go through the whole shig-a-maroo of filling in information.. After everything was done, and the computer rebooted, all my files are gone. Is it because I entered a new name, and password? Is all my information still on the hard drive? and can it be recovered? I had a few important correspondence in my document folder that i cannot redo. and cannot make contact again with out the info thats on there. O\r is it too late and all of my data have been destroyed?
I immediately stopped using thecomputer hoping that there is a program that can undo the format and retrieve my data. Also, I am running Windows Vista that came with the computer. THanx
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The bios cannot find any device it can boot from. This can occur because of hard disk failure, a loose connection or file corruption. There usually is a boot menu that you can get to from the bios by hitting some key specified by your bios manufacturer during the POST bootup process. Usually there is some message on screen like 'press esc for bootup options' or 'press f2 to enter bios setup' or something similar. As your machine starts up, try hitting ESC, F2, F5, F8 or F12 -one at a time-hitting each key several times during bootup (maybe your manual can give you a hint). If you get into the BIOS setup screen, look at the screen that tells you what the BIOS thinks you have attached for storage. If you don't see a hard disk there, you have a definite hardware problem. If you get into a boot option screen, try putting a Windows Installation CD, or a recovery CD from your laptop manufacturer, in the CD-ROM drive of your computer and enabling the machine to boot from the CD-ROM. If the PC boots from the CD-ROM, you may be able to use Windows Recovery mode or your manufacturer's recovery disk to get your hard drive working again. If you have any files you can't live without on your hard drive, look into getting your hard drive out of your laptop and into a USB drive enclosure that you can use another PC to try and read those files from the hard drive prior to attempting any recovery options, as some of them erase all files on your hard drive. Also check to see if your PC has manufacturer diagnostics that you can boot into to check your hardware with before attempting any other type of repairs.
Deleting or formatting won't make the data in computer hard drive erased permanently.
Those deleted data is still stored on the computer hard drive , it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of the hard drive.
So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.
Try asoftech data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your computer hard drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted. download the software from link below Format Recovery Software
A Windows laptop/computer cannot see any files on an USB hard drive that has been formatted on a MAC. To exchange files between a PC and a MAC the USB hard drive needs to be formatted on a laptop/computer in FAT32. A MAC can read and write to a FAT32 formatted USB hard drive.
im not sure wht you want to do if you want to recover your data/filesYou could try this software it sounds pretty good although I have not used it so I am unable to direct you on how but it reads as though it has a recover data accidently deleted as well as windows password cleaner and a blank the password utility on any user that has a valid account on windows system and many other tools you might find helpfulalso listed other freeware recovery programs http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.htmlDr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free. Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.
Data Recovery - Recover your lost data Available in Live CD to run offline Recover accidentally deleted files in your hard drive Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged) Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "USB Memory Drives"
Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive Available in Live CD to run offline Available to run on Windows Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista/ 7 (Windows Editition) For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc. Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks) Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "USB Memory Drives"
Windows Password Cleaner Available in Live CD to run offline This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system. You do not need to know the old password to blank the password. Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_UnErase_d5284.html What is gone is gone? Far from it! Avira UnErase recovers data that have been deleted from the hard drive - either accidentally or as a result of a virus infection, an uninstaller or defective software. The danger of important data being lost forever is averted with Avira UnErase. The private, non-commercial use of Avira UnErase Personal is free.
FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help. Supported file systems: NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media.
Open the left panel of the computer case, try to unplug and clean the contacts of the wires connecting to the hard disk, both power and IDE. If this does'nt solve the problem, you must re install your operating system . Sorry but it always happen when you either accidentally turnoff your computer without doing the proper procedure, by means of shutting it down properly.. Have a nice day !!!
One thing you could check is what order your computer is booting from. CD drive hard drive then other. Should be hard drive first. Go into the bios to do that. If you hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds the machine should physically shut down rather than unplugg. The unplug thing sounds like its in the power settings. But I've never heard of power settings being connected to bootup except for a password. Anyway a wild guess is check the bios bootup order.
there are many reasons why, the computer would,nt find or see the Drive.
1:) the laptop drive, may need formatting.
2:) the drive, is not cabled correctly.
3:) the drive is faulty.
go into the bios setup, usually F2 Or esc Or Delete at setup. options sometimes appear briefly on screen. ** to enter setup press F2 Or similar**
find boot sequence or bootup order. and set the CD/DVD to become the first boot device.
Put your setup-install disk, in the dvd drive.
When rebooting the system, the computer will start a setup from CD/DVD. this will tell you that the drive is not found, or needs to be formatted. follow the on-screen options.
Finally, certain laptops only recognise, a drive of a certain size. install the original to see if this still works. Also check there are no limitation jumpers on the old-drive. ( small plastic bridging pins )