Can i restore my PC after formatting a drive ???

@saunty (604)
India
February 4, 2007 1:51pm CST
Is it possible to format my PC to some previous date after i format any of my drive, but not the one containing the system software.
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21 responses
• Italy
4 Feb 07
i think you had mistaken in write your post. howewer you can restore you pc to a past configuration in time. if nor even the restore in time solve your problem(that i don't know which is it)you can proced to format all your pc, and that will dalate all what you have onto your hardisk. is it clear?
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@saunty (604)
• India
5 Feb 07
I think you havent read the discussion content well, first go thru it properly and then reply me again...
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
NO. After formatting your system its like an empty hard drive and all of the restore points that was created are also destroyed. For this i would sgugest you to do a restore if you still can fix any issues that you have with it. and treat formatting your hard drive as your last resort!
@saunty (604)
• India
5 Feb 07
Ohh!! that means i have lost all my datas stored in my document....well!! atleast now i came to know that the system cant be restored aftet it has been formated...thanx for your information..keep earning..
@ravi9793 (32)
• India
4 Feb 07
yaa..surely u can get back all ur data....this can be done using data recovery softwares.. want to know more abt this...visit my forum...n search there.. u will get the answer....... here is the link of the forum.. http://www.techiehome.org
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@saunty (604)
• India
5 Feb 07
Ohh!! you are the first one saying so !! out of all the other responds, all have given me the same asnswer that the full recovery of the datas is not possible, well !! lets see what can your tips do in this regard !!! keep earning..
• India
4 Feb 07
Well you can go back to the date but the data that has been deleted will not get back to your hard drive so there is no use of doing it.This will not bring back the folders or files that have already been deleted.In other words you can restore your PC but cant retain the data that has been deleted.Will you be my friend??? wel i have added you..now itz upto you to decide.
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@saunty (604)
• India
5 Feb 07
Ohh!! that means even if i go up to those datas, but i wont be able to access those. That means ultimately its not posible to restore all those datas back to the PC after you have formated your drive ....
@sham_mdk (436)
• India
4 Feb 07
No it is not possible to store ur pc at any previous points because after formating there will be nothing left in the harddisk then will not be any restore points left in the harddisk to store our pc to that point.
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@saunty (604)
• India
5 Feb 07
Ohh !! is it?? thats the reason i lost all the datas stored in my document after i fomat my C drive...well!! thanx for the suggestion...keep earning..
@lefty999 (147)
• Belgium
4 Feb 07
it is possible but it would cost u money big money,u can let your data come back at the cost of a house :p u can send them to a company that opens your hard driver in a air clair place do somthing to the plastick drive in the hd and u have the data back butt i think u don't wanne pay that mutch for it :p so no u can't recover it on your own
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@sensesfail (2251)
• India
5 Feb 07
There's no way you can restore your computer after you format it.How can you access windows to restore it if you dont got a thing in your drive?
@Mikaelo (191)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Well, if it's not a low-level format there is still a way to recover the files. Provided that the Hard Drive is still detected and you haven't installed anything to it yet. You could use another computer which has an OS installed then you could slave the Hard Drive that you want to back-up.
@Fixpcbugs (274)
• India
15 Mar 07
Absolutely not.when you format the drive the informations required to restore is also erased.
@lyfhome (84)
• China
16 Feb 07
yes you can. but it depands on what previous date you lost and the set of your computer.
• India
9 Feb 07
try this out..go to start-run-type msconfig-select date acc. to u and your pc will be same as it was on that particular date..try this u don't have any option left i think..
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
Nope, you can't get anything back. when you format its like wipping the slate clean, there is a fresh start, with nothing on the drive. Good way to get rid of virus's if nohting else will work.
@istanto (8571)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
I think it's impossible to back your computer back to old before you format it. there is norton product called norton ghost, actually this program make image from your hard disk and compressed it. I use it to back my Operating System to fresh installation without install it from zero again.
@nexuswolf (151)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I believe everyone else summed it up well. You COULD change back to a certain date and time but it would be of no use. Sorry :(.
@scalpelo (271)
• Bulgaria
7 Feb 07
Yes it is possible use programs for restore a data.
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
6 Feb 07
Easy recovery 6.0 is a good software to recover data, yes u can do it, dont copy more data on that drive because more new data on the formatted drive will decrease the ratio of recovering the data
@cruots (29)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I think it's imposible because System Restore only restore error system on your PC but not to restore data.
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
no..but if your computer have a partition..and your storage and system file are separated..you can format one of you drive..example D: ..when it comes to date..there is no way of formating..or else you can choose file to the date and erase it..
@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
If it's files you want to retrieve, yes it's possible. I use these programs: PC Inspector File Recovery PowerQuest Lost And Found or Easy Restore recovermyfiles getdataback By the way, what's the format of your hdisk? FAT32 or NTFS?
@Mikaelo (191)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
As long as it's not a Low-Level Format (Putting Zeros on your Hard Drive), you'd still be able to recover your files, provided that you won't install anything to it yet.
• India
5 Feb 07
no u cant restore your pc after formatting.... because all the data regarding your previous setting will be lost when u format a drive..