reformated HD,XP,can I recover any files?

  ripvan 13:20 28 Feb 2008
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Having had much trouble with my HD and not being able to boot up XP.I ran the the original XP disc which I have done before,no probs.However this time it actually reinstalled itself from scratch and formatted the drive etc as a clean install.Will there be any trace of old files on the drive? Are there any free progs that might recover such files?

  VoG II 13:27 28 Feb 2008

You could try running Drive Rescue click here from a floppy or USB drive.

I wouldn't hold out too much hope though...

  keef66 13:31 28 Feb 2008

If you've formatted it I suspect it's gone. Unless you work for the CIA.

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