Solved Restore data after system recovery

February 23, 2014 at 03:01:22
Specs: Windows 7
I have windows7 XP proffessional for some reason it told me to recover system now and after system recory my c Drive data has lost totally can any one help how to recover it

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#1
February 23, 2014 at 03:47:10
" some reason it told me to recover system"
Assuming that was a genuine MS message & not a virus.

Take the drive out & slave it to another comp. Right click on the drive when attached to another comp & run your AV over it.

To recap, when attached ( slave ), if there is only one partition on the good drive ( C ) your faulty drive will probably be ( E ) Right click on ( E ) & run the AV.

Now recover your data.


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#2
February 23, 2014 at 07:14:38
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Your explanation is unclear but if you did a "system recovery" (which I'm guessing was a complete reinstall of Win7), you have most likely erased all your files. You may be able to get them back by using recovery software such as Recuva-Slim but do it ASAP. The more you use the system, the less likely you are of retrieving all your files.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds


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#3
February 23, 2014 at 09:16:17
Data recovery is likely where you'll end up. Along with Recuva, Pc Files Inspector is another one, but you really don't want to be installing anymore on that hard drive (that's the problem, installing to that hd may in fact be writing over more data), so optimally, you would hook it up to another system and run the recovery from the working system.

Also Free.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...

I formatted (quick) a friends XP computer and reinstalled XP, then he says "all my wifes baby photos and stuff, I forgot to tell you to save them!" argh. But I was able to get it all back. The software used was not free and to it required a certain level of understanding, but it worked. Depends how important this data , you may wish to try a techie if you have no success.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#4
February 23, 2014 at 10:42:23
i have used recuva but how to install its backup again

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#5
February 23, 2014 at 10:49:31
can i restore my system back dated as i dont have any backup or restore point

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#6
February 23, 2014 at 11:02:09
Please can u explain in detailed steps

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#7
February 23, 2014 at 11:21:33
"Please can u explain in detailed steps"
Who are you talking to?

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#8
February 23, 2014 at 11:52:36
I have recovered data from recuva but now its in another file and i just want all the files in previous locations as they were in my laptop means i have to store recovered files to my system so can you please tell me how i can restore on my system

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#9
February 23, 2014 at 15:36:12
I don't think anyone will be able to help you from afar. It all depends on which files you have recovered and what they are for - there are probably lots of them. You need hands-on help and even then it will be difficult, as each one will have to be investigated.

We might be able to help with some specific examples but that's about all.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#10
February 24, 2014 at 20:05:21
thanks for everyone's reply but i just cant get my domain back from system recovery i got everything else.Now its administrator to do the things.

Thanks Once Again


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#11
February 25, 2014 at 07:31:46
In the case of home computers, you are usually the Administrator. If it is part of a business the Administrator will be the IT people.

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#12
February 25, 2014 at 21:14:40
thanks derek yes it is buiseness computer but my IT guy is in south africa and I am in India on site. so is it possible to get my system back

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#13
February 26, 2014 at 08:53:23
Was it Factory Restore you did or Windows System Restore?

You say the C drive "has lost totally" yet you were able to use Recuva. Does your computer still boot to Windows then?

If you can slave the hard drive in another computer or put it in an enclosure (caddy) that would be worthwhile, if only to get some idea whether the drive itself is OK. There is a possibility it has failed but it depends on the answers to our questions.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#14
March 3, 2014 at 03:44:02
hi derek i have tried with slaving my hard drive with another PC it is booting but the c drive is formatted so can you get me some solution.

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#15
March 3, 2014 at 08:50:42
When you slaved your hard drive on another PC could you see the folders and files on it, particularly those on its root and in the Windows folder?

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#16
March 3, 2014 at 19:51:10
hi, derek
There is no any folders i have installed previously like seimens , ms office, etc.

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#17
March 4, 2014 at 08:53:41
Looks like you need new hard drive then. Might be time to consider another computer because XP security support ends on 8th April 2014. It will then start to become more vulnerable to viruses and the like.

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