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Hard drive my kids formated my compter hard drive by accident.and i dont have a back up disk made.is there a soft ware i can use to bring it back to life.

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Short answer - no. If the hard drive has been formatted then all your data will be lost. Depending on what computer it is, you may have a recovery partition which can be used to re-install windows. This is usually accessed by holding a key down as the computer is loading up - try F11 to start with, then any of the function keys. If it does have a partition then just run through the process - It should be relatively easy to use.

However, if there is no partition you will need to try re-installng windows from a disc or you could try booting ubuntu (a linux operating system) off it's live CD which will at least allow you to use the computer.

Hope this is of some help
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There are several applications that advertise the ability to unformat hard drives, here are a few I've found, though I have not used them:

http://www.restorer2000.com/

http://www.sharewareconnection.com/titles/unformat.htm

http://unformat-ntfs.qarchive.org/

Some of these are shareware, some have demos but require purchase to actually complete the unformat.

Also, recovery will also depend upon whether the drive was just formatted or with data was overwritten by other files.

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I want to know how can i start my computer over like when i first bought it


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To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and reinstall the operatins system and the drivers.
You will need to have the CD's that either you made when you got your computer or if your lucky you got the CD's that the factory furnished with the computer at the time you bought it.
1...Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new. So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to reinstall the operating system along with the drivers.
Insert Disk one into the CD/DVD and start reinstalling your operating system
That will bring your computer back to factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
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Hard Disk Data Recovery


Definition of Hard Disk: Hard Drive is a storage device where you can store any types of data and file. Hard Drive is available as external and internal device. We know PC storage device as internal system Hard Disk. When you save data or install programs on your computer, the information is typically written to your Hard Disk. The Hard Disk is a spindle of magnetic disks, called platters, that record and store information. There are several interface standards for passing data between a Hard Disk and a computer. The most common are IDE and SCSI. Hard Disk is made of one or more aluminium or glass platters, coated with a ferromagnetic material. Most Hard Disks are found as Parallel ATA (PATA), Serial ATA (SATA) or SCSI device.

Difference with Floppy Drive:
The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard Disks hold more data and also faster than floppy disks. As an example a Hard Disk can store anywhere from 10 to more than 100 gigabytes, where most floppies have a maximum storage capacity of 1.4 megabytes. Floppy is more risky device than Hard Disk for losing data.
Problem with Hard Disk:

Most common problems of Hard Disk which may arise anytime are Booting problem, OS Installation problem, Hard drive crashing and another Hard Disk not showing original space or not showing partition etc. But in every case the risk is loss of data. In some of cases formatting and reloading of Operating System can recover your Hard drive and make it useful but formatting can recover a blank Hard Disk only without data. But you have to recover Hard Disk with data, so formatting is not possible.


Data Recovery:

Data recovery is the process of retrieving back data from the damaged media. The damage of storage media can be physical damage and logical damage. The data is retrieved back by recovery experts after determining the type of the damage caused to the storage media. Most of cases data recovery is important and formatting is not possible there. So that I need to choose another way for solution of this type of problems of Hard Disk. The first and secure way to recover a Hard Disk is using data recovery software.


Recover Data from crashed Hard Disk: Power surges, Software Corruption or Malfunction, Hardware or system failure, Natural calamities, User errors may crash your Hard Drive. Data recovery software helps to retrieve or recover the data from the crashed hard Drive. Data recovery software gives an easy and Graphical User Interface with less difficulty so that the data can be recovered easily. The recovery software helps to recover the data and restore them on a second Hard Disk, the Hard Disk being connected to the computer and recognized by the BIOS, the recovered data can be stored on a safe location on the second disk.


Logical data recovery: In a data loss situation when the Hard Drive is perfectly fine and the BIOS recognizes the Hard Drive but reports a read error, logical data recovery technique is very helpful. Here the files that are damaged or corrupted by any user error or virus attack are rebuilt rather than repairing the Hard Drive.


Fragmentation: When the FAT entry is lost during accidental file deletion, formatting or partition deletion that particular block of Hard Drive becomes inaccessible. Some data recovery software makes an attempt to rebuild the files without a FAT entry. This technique is very efficient if the file size is smaller than the clusters size. But it is inefficient in recovery the larger files.


Data Recovery from deleted partition: Partition is allocation of memory in different sections. Each partition will be like separate disk drives. Partition is very use full when the user is using operating systems more than one. Usually after formatting the disk it may not be able to recognize a partition because of accidental deletion of the partition table or by virus infection. The partition is not actually deleted; it can be recovered by using recovery tools and copy the data present in the partition to the required destination. Formatting the drive erases a large amount of data present on it, but not all the data. The recovery of the data depends on the fragmentation of the file system as the parts of files are being placed on different places in the drive. The data recovery software will assume that files were not fragmented and stored in continuous clusters. If the partition was formatted using different file system, then recovery process will be very complicated.


Another Data recovery process: If you don't have any data recovery software you can try another process to recover data. Attach the Hard Drive with another system in slave or second SATA.If detect the drive then boot to the first Hard Drive and use the bad Hard Drive as secondary. Then you can copy the data from the second drive to first drive easily. Here have another process to recover data from a crashed Hard Disk. But it is so risky, and should not try to do this for an inexpert person. First pack the Hard Disk in a bag properly where moisture can't attack. Now freeze it upto get chill. After freezing quickly attach with a system in secondary, and copy the data within the Drive will come in room temperature.

So the most secure process to recover data from a Hard Disk is to use data recovery software. It is available in market.

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you must format your pc
its not a simple work .If you have a xp cd,put it into your drive then restart.if your your booting device is cd drive then you can see that"press any key to boot from cd"(press any key).then a window is come.after some time you can see you older version of xp (if you want to repair your system press R or press esc to go to next step) .After few seconds you get a license agreement press F8 key
NEXT STEP is Partition process .Select suitable size for your driver and select C folder and press F. another window comes. in that select"format your system with NTFS file system.
then formating takes place -> coping new file -> reboots
Then not press any key.give freedom to load freely Then another installation window comes
in that a box come to enter product key. after some time another box comes .In that box dont select any option click 'next next next' Then installation will do own After windows installation, install mother board cd now you can install wanted soft wares
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I have 3 hard drives in my acer that are recignised in bios but only the master is appearing in my computer. How do i make them all appear??


Short and quick if the bios can see them but your operating system can't, chances are that either the format is wrong or the disks are not formatted at all.
In windows go to control panel
Administrator tools
computer management
disk management
This will bring up all the hard drives, logical drives and any other type of drive that you have hooked up. Find the drives you are looking for see if the operating system can see them, if it can it will tell you what the format is or even if the disk is formatted. From there you should be able to find your way.
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my other thought is that for some restores you have to have the exact components present that originally came with the machine. so, unplug everything but keyboard, mouse and video. put back to original amount of memory.

use a windows disk to do restore from scratch instead of restore disk. good luck.

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