xp harddrive please help
Posted 12 September 2010 - 06:09 PM
Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:19 PM
Unfortunately, what you're asking is pretty much impossible. Restore software will overwrite everything that was there before. When you ran the restore, it overwrote the registry, and basically this means it overwrote all the old directories (pointer's to your files) and the files themselves. You're pretty much out of luck on this one as I don't believe any software can retrieve your files. The only other option is to take/send the hard drive to a data recovery center which can cost quite a bit of money... perhaps several hundred dollars. Even then, they might not be able to do anything.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 05:09 PM
You could try Recuva. It is a free download. Lots of people have had good success with it, others just so-so.
Right now though, you have nothing to lose.
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