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Windows 7: Computer HDD wiped itself is there anyway to recover data

25 Nov 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
Computer HDD wiped itself is there anyway to recover data

Please help me

i was using my computer last night and it became unresponsive and slow, so i shut it down but when i restarted it , it froze on hte windows logo in boot up, i then restarted it again and it said that recent hard ware change might have caused a boot up problem and gave me the options of boot up normally or use system repair, i tried system repair but that was incrediablly slow and by the time i managed to start the auto-repair it had taken several hours to get there, it then started doing auto repair but over 15 hours later it was still "repairing" i then decided to go to reinstall windows but once i did that there was no windows.old folder and 800 gb of data had vanished is there anyway to recover what was wiped please help me

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25 Nov 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

You may try Recuva.
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25 Nov 2012   #3
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Is the HD even detected in BIOS setup? If so run the HD maker's diagnostics to check its condition. This as well as other steps if necessary are found in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start
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09 Dec 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

If Windows can still see and read the drive you can try this Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console. Sometimes a live Linux distro can see and read data on the drive.
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