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Disk crash - Data loss!!!

Postby the_tub on Tue Jan 11, 2005 5:26 am

Yes i take computer science

Yes i know computers

No, i dont know how i just wiped my desktop and in doing do lost
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Postby gandy on Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:39 am

you neeg to google it and search for a data recovery program. That should get it all back for you


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Postby TC on Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:05 am

If its REALLY important, then the best data recovery systems for recovering files from a hard disk is the Winternals Administrators Pack and the Disk Commander module. I've used this myself and its the industry leader. Same software as police use to recover data off of formatted disks and the like in PC related crimes.

http://www.winternals.com/products/repa ... ap#diskcom

If you plan to recover files, do not write ANYTHING else to your current hard disk. You need to install elsewhere and build the boot floppy system.


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Postby the_tub on Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:25 am

cheers TC

but i already just ran a system restore.

I can rebuild the webpage i was building in like a week, but its just that im bogged down by coursework atm. so thats why losing that sucks.

I can rip all my music from CD anyway as i have hard copies of everything i download

Losing my Java is the worst. At least its my year one stuff which i could write all over again in like 10 minutes. Thankfully i moved my more recent (and complicated) concurrent and GUI java things to another folder. But still, it is alot of code that i have feeling for after all the effort i poured into it.


Ah well :(
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Postby Chrisey Bear on Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:49 pm

the police can recover data from a formatted hard drive? oh boy, so the only way 2 really destroy it is to litterally destroy it into pieces :shock:
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Postby ^Brigatisti^ on Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:35 pm

Format it then stick a magnet next to it :P
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Postby Tramp Magic on Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:32 pm

anyone not have anything to hide like me :roll:


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Postby CATCHERAL on Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:11 pm

me. I dont have naything to hide tbh. What are you guys hiding? :shock:
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Postby SuperTrainer on Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:22 pm

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Postby the_tub on Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:27 pm

oh and tc

id have to buy the software, or download it
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Postby TC on Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:38 am

The software i proposed was more than just "a system restore" which does very little use really. The software i suggested retrieves data at the lowest level for serious recoveries.

I assume you have resolved your issue as no more posts. If not, and its REALLY important to you, then contact me offline for help.


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Postby the_tub on Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:27 am

cheers anyway TC.

i managed to restore my java and sml from my hard disk to my mates ftp. but what mp3s i did save were totally knackered.

ive just been ripping the music again from the hard copies i have.
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Postby gandy on Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:16 pm

what u should do is get your self a second harddrive and keep all your work on there. Ive lost loads in the past by not havin a second drive.


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Re: There is no mercy

Postby Samantha_j on Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:28 pm

the_tub wrote:Yes i take computer science

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No, i dont know how i just wiped my desktop and in doing do lost
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Postby ChowRiit on Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:35 pm

I know its not strictly in the topic of the thread, but people have been asking about it.

When something is deleted, the area of the harddrive isnt wiped, but simply marked for overwriting. So, the information is actually there, totally undamaged. In fact, traces of it can be found until it has been written over about 8 times, I believe.

Here is the most effective way of rendering a harddrive unreadable:

http://driveslag.eecue.com/articles/index.php?artid=1

Interesting article on data left on harddrives:

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2003/diskdrives.html
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Postby saggymanboobs on Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:52 am

Sweet links, lol.

7 passes for wiping = RSA and government standard and there are plenty of tools out there that will do this; for example, SysShield do a free one.

The most effective way is to do what those chaps did, but second would be a multipass complete overwrite. Only one I have seen of these is "Bart's drive tool".


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