Files added to formatted disk, PC says not formated, Recover files?
Posted on 2002-03-04
A client had a virus that attacked *.exe files. I installed Norton 2002 that does not have a seperate boot disk. It of course corrupted the program. I then took a set of new formatted 3-1/2 floppies and copied the documents. I then reformatted the Hard drive using a clean boot disk from another computer and reinstalled the programs. The Window version is SE. Of course I installed the Norton program.
Upon copying the documents onto the hard drive, the PC said the first data disk was not formatted!! All the floppies were just purchased and all indicated that they were formatted. All other documents were reinstalled and the Norton antivirus program was run to insure none of the floppies had a virus.
I took the floppy which I had problem with me and tried Nortn on it and it said it was not formatted! It did not show a virus. Is there any way to retrieve the information. I do know that there are retrieval services, but do not know of a reliable one. Nor do I know if they could retrieve the documents.
Would appreciate your help. The gentleman is a lawyer and it would cause somewhat of a problem if he did not have the documents. He actually uses them as templates for new cases.