Originally Posted by krazyq
i feel you...
i just lost 160 gigs worth of music,movies,games,saved games,pictures,documents....
I was formatting my buddies pc and had my ext hdd plugged in and i mistakingly wiped my hdd...
I went to reinstall Windows on my 74GB Raptor
So I delete the partition on the Raptor's hard drive (after double checking that it was in fact the Raptor), and then it tells me the drive needs to be formatted to install Windows. So I start.
It was a Service Pack 1 CD, so it would only see 127GB of my other hard drives.
After about 20%, I noticed that the size of the hard drive was wrong (it wasn't around 74GB, it was 127GB)
I realise it is trying to format one of my other hard drives. So I immediately switch the PC off at the power supply.
When I install Windows again, I unplug all of the other three hard drives to prevent it from touching them.
I install Service Pack 2 from a CD, then plug my other drives back in. I discover that the drive it tried to format was my second 750GB drive (which had about 300GB of data on it)
So I get a file recovery program, but I need another hard drive to recover the files onto. And my first 750GB drive only had about 5% of space left, and my 320GB drive only had about 100GB left.
So I went out and got a third 750GB drive, formatted it, and recovered almost all of the files off my second 750GB drive.