now win 7 doesn't see it.i have family records that can't be replaced. help
Why were you formatting a drive that had family records on it? Sounds like you lost the data before you hit cancel if you were doing that.
You could try a solution like this:http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/free-data-recovery-software.htm
If the information is absolutely critical then you could try a service such as Ontrack:http://www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/