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Re: old hard drive
Just plug the old hard drive into your new system insuring that the setting of the jumpers on the old harddrive are set to slave. then when you boot up your system your operating sustem will detect the old harddrive and then you can access if in the my computer folder. In order to keep the the operating system working in the old harddrive do not delete any system files just delete the data you copied in to the harddrive, to be safe do not delete anything in the windows folder in the old harddrive
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Probably not ... FAT32 (File Allocation Table - 32 (bit)) is an older method (Upgrade of FAT16) than NTFS (New Technology File System) which was introduced on 'professional' machines that came with the NTFS, so called NT4 (following Windows 3.11 ) operating system.
Anytime you delete the material on your drive, it can be recovered. Cheaply is not a word typIcally used in this process. Typically, what one hears when taking about hard drives and files it MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A BACK UP.
Well if you don't need the data that is on the book you could format the hard drive, but just remember that once you format the hard drive all the data in it will be permanently lost! So you might want to go through everything that you have in the book before formatting it, you might just want to delete all the data that is no longer necessary!!
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you could download and install an undelete program there are many of these which are totally free to use once you have finished just uninstall it or you could just leave it on your hard drive
Free File Recovery is a small and easy to use application that will help you to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital cameramemory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
here is another yould use if you have no luck with the first
http://majorgeeks.com/FreeUndelete_d4407.html 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. hope this helps
If you are using windows, files are transferred to the Recycle Bin before permanent deletion unless they are too large, in which case they are permanently deleted.
After permanent deletion, recovery is not possible without specialist reconstruction software and even then may be very difficult or impossible, especially if the drive has been defragmented or formatted
Right click on the hard drive in 'My Computer' and select 'Format'. This will erase all data on the hard drive. Note, however, that this will also remove the operating system (Windows?) and make the computer inoperable until a fresh operating system is installed.
If you wish to leave the operating system intact you will need to delete all your data folders and files and then empty the recycle bin. This method is not as secure as a format, as the files will actually still exist but only recoverable with specialist software.
These two articles recover WD Mac and restore Trash Mac may worth for a glance. But the first thing you need to take care is do not put more items to your WD drive where those stuff originally located. Best regards.
Windows has found a problem with the F.A.T. (File allocation table), thus windows wants to format the drive. Other Dos mode commands like FIXMBR, (fix master boot record) may make retrieving your data impossible. There is a way to get around this with out loosing all your data. Before we get started I need you to check the data cable & power cable connected to the drive. Unplug the power cord from the PC. Open your case. Disconnect the power cable & data cable from the drive. Than re-connect the power cable & data cable, follow the data cable to the motherboard & check it's connection. (By doing this you are making sure the cables are fully connected, sometimes they come loose but you can't tell just by looking at them). Put your case back together & plug in the power cord. Load your windows CD into CD-ROM. Start up your system & at the same time press the F8 key on your keyboard every two seconds. A screen like the one below will load;
Choose your CD-ROM with windows in it. Windows will see you have a version installed & it will give you other options. Read the screen prompts. You want to create a partition within the free space of your drive. Follow windows instructions. Windows will creating a new partition . Install windows into that new partition. (This will be a full install). Your old windows will not load. The data within your old partition will not be deleted! When you have finished installing windows update it. Install motherboard drivers, printer drivers & programs ect. When finished you can now copy folder & data to the new windows. (All this will take time). Most data will be located in folder shown below. You can copy & past the data / folders from the old partition to the new windows; C:Documents and Settings User nameApplication DataMicrosoftAddress Book C:Documents and Settings User nameDesktop C:Documents and Settings User nameFavorites C:Documents and Settings User nameLocal SettingsIdentities C:Documents and Settings User nameMy Documents Data from any program you may have installed. When you are 100% sure you have recovered all your data, you can delete the old partition through windows disk management. How to run disk management? Click the start button & click Run. Type, diskmgmt.msc into the run window & click ok. Within in disk management you'll see all partitions on your hard drive, you'll also see your CD-ROM & any other drives What was once your C: drive will most likely be labeled to another letter. To find your old windows right click on a drive within disk management & click open. (Make sure you do not delete the wrong partition / Windows). To delete the old partition right click on the old partition & click, Delete Partition. Close all opened windows & restart. Windows will automatically add the drive space to your new partition. Operation complete.