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10-26-2016 04:55 PM
I had my daughter's computer fan fixed and I told them not to erase anything but the computer has been reset. Is there anyway to retrieve information from the mother board that we need?
10-26-2016 08:53 PM
Somewhat perplexed as to why the tech would reset your PC when replacing a fan.
The system has been reformatted if a reset has been performed.
There is still previous stuff on the HDD but you would have to use specialized software to retrieve any data that has not been overwritten.
10-27-2016 11:36 AM
> specialized software.
claims to be able to "scan" all the blocks on the disk-drive, to find the sectors/files/folders were not overwritten when Windows was reinstalled.
Shame on that computer "repair" company for Fuddle-Duddle-ing your computer.
10-28-2016 09:07 AM
The information you want to retrieve was not on the motherboard; instead, it was on the hard drive.
As you continue to use the drive, you're overwriting the files and folders that got erased. The more you use it, the less likely you'll be able to recover anything on it
Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:
1) Remove the hard drive from the PC
2) Purchase a USB-to-Hard Driver adapter kit
3) Download and install this utility on a working PC: http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...
4) Connect the old drive to the working PC
5) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.
If that tools does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
And, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the trial version is free: http://www.file-recovery.com/
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