Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Help please

14 Oct 2012   #1
ANewandBetterMe

windows 7 premium
 
 
Help please

Hi I have a HP dv7 computer. 5 days ago I was doing a virus scan but it was going slow, so I closed the screen while it did that. 2 days ago I got on my computer and saw that my computer was dead. So I plugged in the charger and powered it on. When I powered it on it went to HP recovery stuff. I can't do a previous restore state because I don't have none save. I want to go back to the way it was so I can get my stuff back. So yesterday a friend of mine put windows 7 premium on and it started up fine but now I can't find my stuff. Can anyone help me please? I would like to find my stuff on premium or if someone knows how I can fix my computer back to the way it was can they help with that.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Oct 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hello ANewandBetterMe. Welcome to the forum.

I regret to inform you that when your friend installed Windows on the computer that the C: drive was formatted in preparation for the install by default. This means your data on the C: drive was erased.

If you had other partitions on the machine, D: E:, etc, and your data was saved on one of those then you should have access to it. But if you just had one big C: drive then you are out of luck.

Please folks, backup your data. Never keep all your eggs in one basket.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #3
ANewandBetterMe

windows 7 premium
 
 

Can I get it back with a recovery program?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Oct 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

 

Recuva

The program may work, however, I'm not sure if formatting the partition has completely deleted your data or just hidden it from the operating system.

Hope this helps,

Harry
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #5
ANewandBetterMe

windows 7 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Recuva

The program may work, however, I'm not sure if formatting the partition has completely deleted your data or just hidden it from the operating system.

Hope this helps,

Harry
How can I find out if it is hidden?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can use a program like RECUVA to see if it can find the data on the disk and reconstitute it back to usable files. This will only be possible if the sectors that contained the original data have not been overwritten with new data. But it might be worth a try anyway.

Or you can spend a lot of money to a data recovery company to see if they can reconstitute it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #7
ANewandBetterMe

windows 7 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
You can use a program like RECUVA to see if it can find the data on the disk and reconstitute it back to usable files. This will only be possible if the sectors that contained the original data have not been overwritten with new data. But it might be worth a try anyway.

Or you can spend a lot of money to a data recovery company to see if they can reconstitute it.
I have a program called Icare. Would that work the same?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #8
x BlueRobot

 

Please provide a link for me to look at, have no experience with Icare, what does it do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #9
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

iCare Recovery - free recovery software to recover data after format or delete

It looks like it could do the job. Try it and see.
If not, Recuva link is in BlueRobot's signature.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #10
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
iCare Recovery - free recovery software to recover data after format or delete

It looks like it could do the job. Try it and see.
If not, Recuva link is in BlueRobot's signature.
Thanks for the link, and yes there's a link in my signature if you need it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Help please




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App