how to recover data from a formatted disk
Posted on 2002-04-02
our pc is having 2 hard disks and os is win95.
1. 20 Gb hard disk.
20 Gb into 2 10 gb partitions labled c and e drives.
2. 4.3 Gb hard disk.
4.3 gb into 2 partitions d and f drives.
so totally 4 partitions.
we wanted to install linux 7.1 o.s in our system and to remove the 4.3 g.b hard disk from our pc.
so first we moved (cut and paste) all the files in 4.3 gb hdisk to c drive(1o gb).
in the next step we partitioned drive d(10gb) into 7 and 3 gb partitions.
7 gb for windows and formatted it.
3-gb non-dos partition for linux o.s installation which is unformatted
then we romoved 4.3 gb hard disk from the system.
now we tried to install linux .
as it is 32 mb it cannot load gui mode of installation.
so it opted for text mode.
actually we are new with text mode of installation, we know only gui mode of installation only.
any way we commenced a mistake(selected disk selection mode auto) and linux os was installed in the entire 20 gb hard disk. it it obvious that entire data in disk was lost and some important files are missing. we want to getback that data in c drive.
1.can u please suggest any simple and cheapest solutions to this problem.?
2.it it possible to recover data from 4.3 gb h-disk.?
3.it is possible to restore Master Boot Record (MBR) for windows 95.?