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I wanted to format my partitions to remove old nd previous windows versions, but now my laptop wont load windows at all, keeps telling me no partitions, so i tried reinstalling windows, but tells me theres no partition on which to install it. hw do i undelete the format

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You can recover all your data from formatted partition with partition recovery program.I have succeed with Tenorshare.You can download it and scan your hard drive to check out whether your data can be recovered.Luck! http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm
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Unfortunately sexy payton there is no way to unformat a hard drive. Once it is formatted all your data and partitions are gone.

See when you formatted your hard drive it deleted every-thing from your hard drive.

You will need to reinstall Windows using an original Windows disk.

Follow the instructions when installing and you should have no problems.

Note: Set the Partition to the max size available and you will have one large C: drive. That's what I do and like. Instead of splitting it in two.

Contact a computer technician to install Windows for you if you are unsure.

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Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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