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Formatted Hard drive accidentally

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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  • tym1982 Feb 20, 2009

    i basically had the same problem but now after i boot windows it just goes to a black screen after the windows slapsh screen and never opens windows. any suggestions? i dont have the recovery disk any more if that helps


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Open c drive (dblclick on my computer then c: on xp) then chose view files. If you did not format the disk the docs are in C:\Documents And Settings\"Your old User name here"

then inside your old user folder you find favorites, documents, and desktop. If they are gone then probably you did format.

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