Data Recover after Product Recovery

January 26, 2009 at 18:49:00
Specs: Windows XP, P4 256 MB
Hi all
I would like to ask that whether data recovery is possible after running product recovery CD from vendor that normally comes with the product. I have Toshiba old laptop S1900-202. Please advise
thanks & regards

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#1
January 26, 2009 at 19:59:27
There is a chance of recovering 'some' of the 'Pre recovery' files. But the chances of getting a 'lot' of them is not very good.

But that is by installing the drive on a different system as a slave and using a file recovery program.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#2
January 26, 2009 at 20:17:27
Sorry but if that was a "recovery disk" there is no chance of file recovery.

This is because a factory image was placed on the drive block by block. This means any information was overwritten with no hope of recovery unless you are the federal govt.


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#3
January 26, 2009 at 20:31:57
I have to disagree with Wanderer for the first time ever. I don't think an Image recovery program writes over all the sectors that are not being restored. From my experience, the images are restored too fast. I think it's definitely worth trying. You might get lucky and recover quite a bit of your data.

GetDataBack is an excellent recovery program. PC Inspector (free) and Zero Assumption Recovery (free trial) can be tried for no cost.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#4
January 27, 2009 at 10:55:07
Hey aegis1 you might want to review this:

http://www.onlinebackupguide.com/ba...

"The biggest benefit with this software is that it does not just creates back up of your files but in fact creates an exact replica of your drive so that not only your files but all your installed software are also saved in their true form."

replica=image=picture

When was the last time you took a picture and the camera left holes [missing pixels] in the image?

When you paste that picture into your scrapbook do you selectively cut it up and paste it in? Obviously not :-)

Food for thought.


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