attn:sorgie or anybody else re partions question.

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Can anyone tell me what can I do with this situation.I used to have my hard dive partioned into four C,D,E and F so the other info on the later wouldn't be accessable to the kids as when the computer would turn on it would go to C. One day I couldn't shut it down properly and even start properly so I decided to go in C and "format C"
without realizing about the others D,E and F.IS THERE A WAY TO RETRIEVE DATA FROM THE OTHERS?If so please help me.I decide to buy a computer for the kids and keep one for me.I should've done that.
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sure, install an OS on the c partition, the data on the other partitions should still be there
or put the drive in another machine as a slave, the other partitions should be accessible

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try this serach for this software via download.com and then look for the keymaker

GetDataBack

it would go thru all the sector and recover c.

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pumpy: If you had your drives partitioned like you indicated then just do as stevenlewis suggested. Your other drives and information is still there, just do not format any other drives.
darentan: Please read the questions before suggesting recovery data, they formatted and all they need to do is install an OS and all the data on the other partitions should be in tact. :>) Dave  
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but even with format command,

the hdd is not physically all wipe off, it can always be recovered , getdataback is a good problem, it help me with bad sector on my old hdd as well also, and when compare to norton utilities, this gdb is much better. except ntfs system :(
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the questioner is not looking to recover c: they just want access to the other partitions
PS. EE does not condon suggesting keymakers. This is suggesting copyright circumvention.

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darentan: I know you meant well and I am sorry to have jumped. They did a formaton the "C" drive, none of the data the questioner is concerned about on the other drives has been damaged. All they need to do install an operating system on "C" and all the data will be available to them. The program you are talking about may work, however, if they had problems why recover it, reinstall a clean OS. It was a good thought on your part though! :>) Dave

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Good catch stevenlewis, darentan: We cannot violate the site by recommending any hacks or anything that isn't legal! :>)  

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sorry about that , i did not know of the EE rules :) cheers

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No problem, Welcome and have fun helping others! :>)

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If you just want to verify you still have the files simply boot off of a floppy http://www.bootdisk.com and change directories to the d: e: and f:.  And then follow Stevenlewis suggestion and re-install your os to the c: drive.  Good Luck

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plenty of good advice
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