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Windows 7: Recovering data after quick format (Win7/NTFS)

22 Jan 2011   #1
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Recovering data after quick format (Win7/NTFS)

Quite a long time ago, I had this HDD giving me
  1. CRC Errors then,
  2. The message that I need to format my HDD. Partition shown as RAW. Sometimes it seem to connect/disconnect (Drive appears/disappears in My Computer) intermittently. Sometimes, I see NTFS and my data for a short period but trying to copy always fails, it seem to disconnect/get CRC errors
  3. I tried using Ubuntu to recover the data, but I am probably not a good Linux user, Drive is not shown in GParted, I think I tried fdisk too
  4. Then I tried formatting many times but I always get Drive is not accessible or something like that
Now I managed to format my drive, it doesn't connect/disconnect intermittently anymore, I want to try to recover some data. What should I do/use.

I am currently trying out EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard but its taking a long time ~70hrs, its a 500GB HDD. I still got 0 files found, not a good sign after ~40mins. I am not sure I choose the right option tho, I did "Complete" I think


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22 Jan 2011   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Your data is toast after performing all those formats ... on a failing drive no less ... time to move on...
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22 Jan 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yes, there are methods but the software is expensive and even then I wouldn't hold out much hope of recovering much in your situation. After one format possibly. Having formatted multiple times though, I'm sorry but you're pretty much out of luck.
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23 Jan 2011   #4
jiewmeng

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

actually, those format always fails, I only managed 1 format
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23 Jan 2011   #5
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

What you are describing still remains a damaged drive to begin with. You are welcome to price data recovery from reputable companies that specialize in it. It's not something the average person can afford.
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23 Jan 2011   #6
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Many times with quick format? That doesn't mean anything. Quick format overwrites almost nothing. So if the drive is functional, you should be able to recover data.
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23 Jan 2011   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The drive seems not to be very functional ...
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10 Apr 2014   #8
joantwift

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

You can recover data after quick format with format recovery software, see this guide: how to recover formatted files

hope this helps.
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