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HELP SAVE MY SONS LIFE!!!!!!!!!

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January 19, 2013 9:06:07 AM

Hello,
My son has plugged both my hard drives with all my back ups of fotos , videos etc.. into his new Xbox 360.. and now both my drives appear wiped.. arghhhh is there anything i can do to retrieve my data??? PLEASEEE HELP.. i AM ABOUT TO FREAK OUT!!!

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January 19, 2013 9:10:28 AM

Not sure if this will work but detach ur HDD's from the xbox then restart ur computer while holding F12 and then do a system restore to a previous date that might fix your problem. System restore can also be accessed from the control panel.
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January 19, 2013 9:10:59 AM

Hold F12 while your computer is booting up*
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January 19, 2013 9:41:29 AM

I'd suggest you slowly Beat Him To Death with the Xbox, it won't recover any of the data but it will make you feel a whole lot better ;-)

Alternatively, find a local computer store (that you trust) and ask them if they know someone who can do data recovery; the data should be recoverable, but needs someone who knows what S/He is doing.
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January 19, 2013 9:46:09 AM

If you plug them up to the computer and run this it might be able t recover some of the files. The data that hasn't been written over.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Just make sure that if you are able to recover the data to save it to a different hard drive as to avoid from writing over data you haven't recovered yet.
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January 19, 2013 9:52:32 AM

What I'm hoping is the xbox didn't reformat the drive to FAT32, which is what the xbox supports.


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January 19, 2013 9:55:20 AM

go to a specialist, they might do something about it.
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January 19, 2013 9:55:34 AM

Even if it did reformat the drive, the data itself should still exist.
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January 19, 2013 10:21:17 AM

Absolutely DO NOT do a system restore as you WILL overwrite your Data.

There are numerous free programs that can recover the partitions. Recuva can only recover files. This hardly takes a "specialist"

Testdisk can restore the entire partition, as can easeus.

www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

www.easeus.com/datarecovery/
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January 19, 2013 10:29:14 AM

^ +1

Provided he didnt write any data to the drives, you should be able to recover most of the data on it.
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January 19, 2013 10:32:57 AM

yea i doubt the 360 would do a secure erase and write 0s on it.. haha if you plan to beat him with the xbox put it in a pillow case makes for easy repeated attacks .. lmao
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January 19, 2013 10:37:46 AM

JustSomeJoe said:
I'd suggest you slowly Beat Him To Death with the Xbox, it won't recover any of the data but it will make you feel a whole lot better ;-)

Alternatively, find a local computer store (that you trust) and ask them if they know someone who can do data recovery; the data should be recoverable, but needs someone who knows what S/He is doing.



bah ha ha ...love it!!! it is very very tempting!!!
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January 19, 2013 10:38:53 AM

JJ1217 said:
What I'm hoping is the xbox didn't reformat the drive to FAT32, which is what the xbox supports.

it has!!!!!!!!!!!!!! arghhhh !! I am guessing that makes matters even worse..... :( 
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January 19, 2013 10:44:20 AM

considering your drives are more then 2.8GB yea that would make things pretty nasty .. windows automatically formats for hfs past that point.. as long as it didnt do a secure erase you should still have most of your files there .. just make sure that when you format the drive you dont also secure erase it. you should be able to pull data off of it even after you have reformatted it how ever it would more then likely be missing some things ... I.E corrupted files and stuff of that nature.
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January 19, 2013 11:02:24 AM

Data recovery software help u but the files not 100% clear and u don't get 100% files and takes more time to done recovery . So future carefull in hdds .
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