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Maxtor External Hard Drive Partitioned and Reformatted on Accident

Posted by David  •  Apr 22nd, 2007 8:30:42 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: No Music Afraid of Crashing

Explains how I accidentally formated my Maxtor External Hard Drive then reformatted it.

Well let me explain how this headache happened. First off Im not stupid, Im naturally lazy on my computer. Well with that in mind here we go.

I wanted to see what all the hype was all about with Microsoft Windows Vista so I took a day to try it out. Well lets just say its too cute, and my Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1 was not supported on it. I wont go further into details, cuz this is not about Windows Vista its about my recovering process.

Well, during the reinstallation of Windows XP I was going through the partition and reformat phase...when asked if I wanted to partition my drive I selected YES. At that point I had to confirm, which I did. When it took me back to my harddrives I noticed MY GOD! I partioned the wrong drive! I partitioned my I: drive and not my C: drive.


WTF Microsoft! Why in the hell do you give me the DAMN C: drive by default! Why did you give me largest of all the drives that I have...and a DAMN External one at that!

Files Lost
  • All Family Pictures Since 2005
  • Backed Up Software
  • All Favorites
  • Backed up Games and Files
  • MP3's
  • Video Files

    So anyways now I am using Recover My Files v3.98 as recommended by FrosT. At the moment it looks like its gonna take about 6 days to recover my files, so maybe around this time on Sunday the search progress will be complete. So that means Im gonna have to try to not use my computer so much, mainly for crash reasons and potential over heating.

    132300 Files Found in the past 31:43:57 Hrs/Mins

    Comments 1  •  Apr 22nd, 2007 8:30:42 am - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment

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    anonymous Says:
    July 12th, 2008

    I managed to do the same thing, and I consider myself to have a high level of expertise with pcs. Anyways, thanks for mentioning Recover My Files, I downloaded it and its working perfectly. 2 degrees worth of course work, 7 years of music and pictures are all in the process of being reocvered.

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