Lost Data HELP HELP. URGENT LOST DATA/

I was installing a promise card on a friends machine. When I started looking for the E: drive which is the new hard drive for, I had lost the information on his disk drive D:\. Now I wish to recover that information on his diskdrive D:. Can Someone help me. Is there a program online I can purchase. Please get back to me.

mathieu_cuprykAsked:
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello mathieu_cupryk =)

You can use one of the tools below to restore the deleted Data:
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PC Inspector:
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

GetDataBack:
http://www.runtime.org/

OnTrack DataRecovery:
http://www.ontrack.com/Homepage.aspx?id=3&pagename=Software

Restoration:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Recover and Restore Deleted Files:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/REST2514.EXE

Other Data Recovery Tools:
http://www.webattack.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.shtml
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But Remember Data can be recovered only when its Not Over-Written, once its over-written it is LOST for ever =|
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
If the D: drive is a system drive on which windows is installed then its better that if you take out the drive and slave it in another working system and then install any of the above tool on the primary drive of the other system to recovery the data from your slave drive.... as it will not cause the data on your drive to be over-written by the installation of these programs! :)
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mathieu_cuprykAuthor Commented:
The situatuion is as follows the D: is the XP which is the primary drive and the C: drive Windows 98.

Now when we boot the mach we see

Windows XP
Window 98

We log into 98.

I have not tried to log into the the XP yet.

So what should I do, I do not what to mess this up.

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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
that means when you open D: drive from Win98 in explorer, its all empty ??
if yes then considering that the XP D: drive was formatted as FAT32 you can install any of the above tool in Win98 and then can try to look at the D: drive for restoring data!!
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mathieu_cuprykAuthor Commented:
No I remember what happen the XP drive which was a fat32. I converted it to NFTS by accident which was my C: where my XP was residing.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Win98 cannot read NTFS drive system.... you will be unable to look at this drive then i think =\
you will have to hook this drive as slave in a Win2k\XP system to read the NTFS file system....!!
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mathieu_cuprykAuthor Commented:
What I did is converted it back to FAT32.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
using a third party tool....??
so now can you open it in explorer from Win98 ??
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mathieu_cuprykAuthor Commented:
I see the D:\ drive empty 9 Gigs. I have not done anything yet just the conversion from NTFS to FAT32.
 
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
ok then if its empty already..... then that means data is not there..... so use any of those tools to check if you can recover the data ??
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mathieu_cuprykAuthor Commented:
Ok I will do so? I am using Active @ File Recovery I receive five folders of which three are
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$MFT_1
$MFT_2
$MFT_3
002266d3-UNKNOWN
RECYCLED
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and a file which is name RunNR.bat. What should I do from here on.

Thanks.
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
now MFT is related to NTFS system..... what's going on here.... how did you convert it back to FAT32 ??
i will still ask to hook the drive in a Win2k\XP system and then get GetDataBack for NTFS and try with it to look at the drive to recover the files.....!!
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