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I have accidentally formatted my partition drive f

I have accidentally formatted my partitioned hard drive F.can i get my data back.is there any solution.i have all-ready ran various undelete recovery tools but they show nothing to recover.

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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


You may refer to this tutorial for detail step by step info
how to recover files after reformat

Posted on Feb 25, 2013

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Don't be depressed.
You still have chances to get back your partition data as long as it is not overwritten. Anything new on this formatted partition could rewrite your original data and make it gone forever. So, you should take care!
And then, you can try to restore all your wanted data back from this formatted partition with the help of a partition data recovery freeware:
http://www.formatrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/02/recover-data-after-formatting.html


Note: You should never forge to back up all your important data at least on two drives or locations in the future.

Posted on Sep 03, 2013

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Hi,



Do not panic; just try unformat partition software which can successfully recover partition after format. This software supports file recovery on both Mac and Windows based computers. Just go ahead and download the software to recover your lost images from the hard drive partition which is accidentally formatted.



Best of luck,

Christin brown


Posted on Jan 29, 2013

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Hello, "shhnzkhn2".
You wrote "accidentally formatted my partitioned hard drive F".
IF that is correct, then you have other drives, C:/, D:/, & E:/?
Is your computer running Windows?
IF that is correct, then use another computer, if one is available.
IF not, you can use yours.
Go to: > http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/portable <,
and download the file to a large flash drive.
IF a large flash drive is not available, go to
> http://www.piriform.com/recuva < and download the file.
DO NOT LOAD, INSTALL, or STORE ANY! files of the "deleted" drive. VERY IMPORTANT, to stop using that drive IMMEDIATELY!
After you've downloaded the file, run the program.
You may need to "point" or direct the program to the right drive, F:.
I've done this before, its not really hard, but its not always 100%.
May the GOOD be with you.

Hopefully helpful,
sl0j0n

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OK! Don't panic! Nowadays, the formatting process will not actually erase the contained data on a memory card or hard drive. The data is still there and only becomes invisible. That's why one always has chances to get back their lost data back from a formatted hard drive as long as they are not overwritten by anything new.
So, I hope you've not saved anything new on your hard drive partition.
Download a formatted drive data recovery freeware that can easily restore your wanted data back from this formatted drive partition for free:
http://www.4cardrecovery.com/
In fact, I find it as my camera memory card is also accidentally formatted. It eventually restores all my needed photos, videos and files back successfully. Moreover, it can work perfectly both on a memory card and hard drive/partition. So, it can be a good chance for you.
Just read more detailed information of this freeware here:
http://sd-card-format-recovery.blogspot.com/2013/11/recover-sd-card-after-formatting.html
PS: Do not forget to back up everything important well in the future.

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Hello shhnzkhn2,


You can definitely recover your data from your accidentally formatted partition by relying on any third party data recovery software available on the internet. When i faced a similar situation like you I used Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to recover my valuable data. It is one of the finest software for formatted partition recovery. I hope this software helps you.

Posted on Sep 17, 2012

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Yes, you can recover formatted partition by making use of data recovery software. Once I had lost data due to accidental formatting of hard drive, thanks god I was able to retrieve files from formatted partitions on hp pavilion notebook, using this software.


For more details visit - http://www.bestpartitionrecoverysoftware.com/retrieve-deleted-media-files-from-accidentally-formatted-partitions-on-hp-pavilion-entertainment-notebooks.html


download the software at - http://www.bestpartitionrecoverysoftware.com/download/bestpartitionrecoverysoftware-windows.exe

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Use the knoppix live linux cd. Open a terminal emulator. Use the program, 'foremost,' after you identify the correct device file for the partition to be recovered.

$ foremost [options] -t all -o output directory -i device file (i.e. /dev/sdb3)

That will definitely recover all the files, but they won't have their regular filenames, just numbers with the proper extension.

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where did you get your copy of vista? is it yours did you borrow it?

lets try to reformat one more time. your recovery partition is gone now so make sure you format the entire disk. when it asks you to confirm erasing formatting etc. don't choose the quick format, if it asks. do it the slow way, less chance of error.

let me know

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Dear Grant625,

yes you can do this way. only one thing you need to make sure and double check boot option in BIOS that; In booting sequence USB Drive should be the first one to boot as this way laptop will boot from there and you can install recovery discs. I beielve you have external USB CD Drive!

I am not sure exactly which key to press on your Laptop but when your computer boots up you need to press quickly "DEL" or "F2" or something like this to go in BIOS options before it goes to windows loading screen. you can see which key to press when computer boots up and these information comes on the screen somewhere before windows loading screen.

let me know if any problem.

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SOURCE: how to recovery the system from recovery partition

Did you know you only get ONE shot at creating a recovery disc? And most of the time it is garbage, just like Vista.

He tried to put XP on it and failed? weird.

A couple things you can do...

1. Get your hands on a Vista disk. If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow a Vista disk. Do a complete fresh install. Use your "Product Key" and you will have your own Licensed, perfectly legal version of Vista.

2. Get yourself a copy of XP. Delete all partitions, then create a new one. Don't try to save that Vista recovery partition...it's toast. I recommend XP, but I'm a dinosaur.

If you know anyone that works in IT, you can borrow

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I'm not sure if this model has a hard drive test feature in the BIOS but it sounds like there may be a HD problem so the first thing is to run a diagnostic on it.

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I would have recomended Norton Antivirus or a full programme anti virus to clean your drive. However, it is almost too late for repairs.
You need to format your drive but as there seems to be a "Worm" type virus, I guess due to the problems you are having trying to re install OS, it will keep reinfecting the drive due to it being resident in the memory.
You really need an antivirus programme to clean your Sony Vaio before you can succesfully place an uninfected OS on your drive. I hope the recovery partion is not infected as well, a good anti virus programme will clean it though. When it is clean, boot with a system disk with the same OS on it and when you get to drive "C" hopefully drive "D" will be available, assuming "D" is the recovery drive partition.

When you get your anti virus disk, you will need it to be a bootable disk with the format command on it. When it has been cleaned you can then format the disk and put your recovery OS disk back on.
Hope this helps.

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Error message that says Drive is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.


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I have mistakenly formatted a partition so how can I recover my data onit?
YesterdayI formatted the partition D: while I was to formatted E:. I lost all data onthe partition while formatting. So is it possible to restore the data? Seriouslyplease help me.

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We all know that all our files in computers are saved inhard drives. And a typical hard drive is partitioned into at least two differentsections. So you can run two operating systems (such as Windows XP and Windows7) in your hard drive, although most hard drives are divided to createdifferent file systems within the drive itself. Generally, hard drivepartitions will be formatted using either the FAT or NTFS file system.

However, when partitioning a hard drive or restoringsystem, one of partition is formatted by mistakes, which means all your fileswill be wiped out! Well, if you haven'tforgotten to make backup for all your data, you are luck! But wait, I have nobackup! What can I do? Is it possible to recover data from formatted partition?Don't worry! The answer is- Yes! You canrecover data from formatted partition by yourself! Here's how to retrievethe lost data.

What'llhappen to my partition after I format it?
Formattingyour partition does not make your data on it really erased. It only deletes theinformation about your files on the address table. And all your data are stillthere. They're just invisible or inaccessible. This means that the files areconsidered to have been erased permanently on the partition can still berecovered. However, just take note that once you save new files in theformatted partition, theses files will be written over the files you want torecover.

There are ways to recover data from formatted partition.
Recovering datafrom formatted partition is easy to do with partition recovery software. Thereare numbers of partition recovery tool available such as Tenorshare DataRecovery (for Windows), Recover Datafor Mac (for Mac). These partition recovery program can recover dataafter deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data from the formattedpartition and locate data found on it. Within a few clicks, you can recoverformatted partition.

And you also cantake your hard drive to a recovery office where supply datarecovery service. But let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money (usuallycost you $1000) and whether they can recover data is not guarantee.

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I formatted the screenplay director hd drive and just have a screen saying :sleeping waiting for usb keys:


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There are five partitions on the ScreenPlay Director's hard disk. Three partitions are grayed out and will list as "Healthy-Unknown" in Windows Device Manager. These partitions contain the ScreenPlay TV interface and system settings and are not available to store media files.
The two active partitions both appear as "Untitled". The larger partition is formatted with an NTFS file system. Use this partition to store your media files when you connect to the ScreenPlay Director from a networked computer or transfer files via direct USB connection.
The smaller partition is formatted FAT32 and is used only when updating the ScreenPlay Director firmware. Do not place your media files on this partition! If you accidentally store media files on the FAT32 partition, you can use a computer to move them to the larger NTFS-formatted partition. You will not be able to see media files on the FAT32-formatted partition when using the ScreenPlay TV interface.
Formatting the data partition will erase all existing data! If you have files on the ScreenPlay Director you want to save, move them to another drive or volume before reformatting.

************************************CAUTION!************************************************ Do not change (format or delete) the partitioning on the ScreenPlay Director hard disk as this will remove the firmware that enables the ScreenPlay Director to communicate with your TV set. Only media files stored on the active data partition (the largest partition) can be viewed or played on a TV. The ONLY partition that can be formatted is the data partition (the largest partition).
Conclusion: If you have deleted or formatted any of the first 4 partitions on the unit that is not the data partition. You now own a BRICKED ScreenPlay which HAS to be replaced. No if ands or buts about it. YOUR DEVICE IS DEAD.

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ScreenPlay Director Partitions
There are five partitions on the ScreenPlay Director's hard disk. Three partitions are grayed out and will list as "Healthy-Unknown" in Windows Device Manager. These partitions contain the ScreenPlay TV interface and system settings and are not available to store media files.
The two active partitions both appear as "Untitled". The larger partition is formatted with an NTFS file system. Use this partition to store your media files when you connect to the ScreenPlay Director from a networked computer or transfer files via direct USB connection.
The smaller partition is formatted FAT32 and is used only when updating the ScreenPlay Director firmware. Do not place your media files on this partition! If you accidentally store media files on the FAT32 partition, you can use a computer to move them to the larger NTFS-formatted partition. You will not be able to see media files on the FAT32-formatted partition when using the ScreenPlay TV interface.
Formatting the data partition will erase all existing data! If you have files on the ScreenPlay Director you want to save, move them to another drive or volume before reformatting.

*******************************************CAUTION!*********************************************************
Do not change (format or delete) the partitioning on the ScreenPlay Director hard disk as this will remove the firmware that enables the ScreenPlay Director to communicate with your TV set. Only media files stored on the active data partition (the largest partition) can be viewed or played on a TV. The ONLY partition that can be formatted is the data partition (the largest partition).
Conclusion: If you have deleted or formatted any of the first 4 partitions on the unit that is not the data partition. You now own a BRICKED ScreenPlay which HAS to be replaced. No if ands or buts about it. YOUR DEVICE IS DEAD.

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ScreenPlay Director Partitions There are five partitions on the ScreenPlay Director's hard disk. Three partitions are grayed out and will list as "Healthy-Unknown" in Windows Device Manager. These partitions contain the ScreenPlay TV interface and system settings and are not available to store media files. The two active partitions both appear as "Untitled". The larger partition is formatted with an NTFS file system. Use this partition to store your media files when you connect to the ScreenPlay Director from a networked computer or transfer files via direct USB connection. The smaller partition is formatted FAT32 and is used only when updating the ScreenPlay Director firmware. Do not place your media files on this partition! If you accidentally store media files on the FAT32 partition, you can use a computer to move them to the larger NTFS-formatted partition. You will not be able to see media files on the FAT32-formatted partition when using the ScreenPlay TV interface. Formatting the data partition will erase all existing data! If you have files on the ScreenPlay Director you want to save, move them to another drive or volume before reformatting.
*******************************************CAUTION!********************************************************* Do not change (format or delete) the partitioning on the ScreenPlay Director hard disk as this will remove the firmware that enables the ScreenPlay Director to communicate with your TV set. Only media files stored on the active data partition (the largest partition) can be viewed or played on a TV. The ONLY partition that can be formatted is the data partition (the largest partition).
Conclusion: If you have deleted or formatted any of the first 4 partitions on the unit that is not the data partition. You now own a BRICKED ScreenPlay which HAS to be replaced. No if ands or buts about it.

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I have bought a IOmega Screenplay Pro 1 TB. I was able to see some partition in the HD. Accidentally all these partition were removed. So i need to create those partitions and the size details of each...


ScreenPlay Director Partitions There are five partitions on the ScreenPlay Director's hard disk. Three partitions are grayed out and will list as "Healthy-Unknown" in Windows Device Manager. These partitions contain the ScreenPlay TV interface and system settings and are not available to store media files. The two active partitions both appear as "Untitled". The larger partition is formatted with an NTFS file system. Use this partition to store your media files when you connect to the ScreenPlay Director from a networked computer or transfer files via direct USB connection. The smaller partition is formatted FAT32 and is used only when updating the ScreenPlay Director firmware. Do not place your media files on this partition! If you accidentally store media files on the FAT32 partition, you can use a computer to move them to the larger NTFS-formatted partition. You will not be able to see media files on the FAT32-formatted partition when using the ScreenPlay TV interface. Formatting the data partition will erase all existing data! If you have files on the ScreenPlay Director you want to save, move them to another drive or volume before reformatting.
*******************************************CAUTION!********************************************************* Do not change (format or delete) the partitioning on the ScreenPlay Director hard disk as this will remove the firmware that enables the ScreenPlay Director to communicate with your TV set. Only media files stored on the active data partition (the largest partition) can be viewed or played on a TV. The ONLY partition that can be formatted is the data partition (the largest partition).
Conclusion: If you have deleted or formatted any of the first 4 partitions on the unit that is not the data partition. You now own a BRICKED ScreenPlay which HAS to be replaced. No if ands or buts about it. YOUR DEVICE IS DEAD.

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