File recovery programs


#1

Quick question. Do these really work?

I got an old computer that screwed up and I ended up reformatted winxp multiple times on it. The problem was really the graphics card and I made it worst by reforming with a scraped up winxp home disc, which happened while tilting the computer while the disc was running. SMART (Another question: will disk doctor fix this?). I had a lot of text files that I’d like back. It’s been sitting down stairs collecting dust for a few years now. Should I just give up?


#2

Uh… did you put these files on there after the last time you reformatted? Because that completely wipes out the drive of everthing.


#3

Wrong Forum =\


#4

Nope, just reformatted a bunch of times. Windows doesn’t start now tho. I need to get the windows xp disk fixed or the comp is just going to sit there. I’m not buying windows again. That’s why I want to know if I can recover the files, otherwise, I won’t bother.

Didn’t used to be.


#5

File recovery programs like Easy Recovery do work. They can even recover formatted files. However in this case you will need to pull the drive and put into a working PC and run the program from there since this PC won’t start.

As for disk doctor - it should repair the XP disk as well.