How to Rescue Files after Disk Drive not Formatted Error???

Windows is used as the most preferred operating system by millions of home as well as enterprise users. Common and very befuddling problem with Windows computers is the sudden and seemingly inexplicable appearance of format error message such as “Disk Drive not Formatted, Do you want to Format it now?” on computer screen. Many times these error messages are seen with hard drives, disk drives, flash drives, external hard drives that have lost their formatting. The error appears repeatedly unfailingly when you try to access data stored in these drives. Usually error message is generated when Windows OS is unable to recognize the contents of the storage device. This message compels you to format the drive to reuse it. But formatting the drive lands you in severe data loss situation, if you do not possess the backup copy of precious disk drive files. It can be breathtaking experience to suddenly be told that your precious files are gone forever. But this is absolutely wrong!!!! When approached sensibly or carefully, the situation can be resolved and files can be saved within a couple of seconds. This can be done by the disk drive recuperation application which is highly reviewed and recommended by many industry experts all over the world as the best software to recover files from different kinds of storage drives. Most of the times whenever you encounter afore mentioned error message the large portion of the files still exist but the index or the formatting or partition information will be missing, damaged or corrupted preventing your from recognizing the files that still exist. In such cases this tool works as a remedy and recovers your priceless pictures or files. The main reason behind format error message is corruption of disk drive.

Some of the reasons responsible for corruption of disk drives:

Presence of Bad Sectors on Storage Device: Bad sector are the unusable sectors on the disk drive that cannot be used to store the data. Accumulation of bad sector on the disk drive reduces the performance of the drive as well as the storage space available on the drive. If the bad sectors are on the specific area of the disk that is required for a file system i.e. boot sector or FAT table sector then it becomes impossible for the Windows OS to recognize the file system and the drive becomes inaccessible. Bad sectors are usually generated due to overheat of the drive, over clocking, intense read/write process.

Corruption of File System: File system on Windows OS organizes the data on the storage device in a systematic manner. If the file system of the device gets corrupted due to virus infection, operating system crash, file system conversion errors then the entire device becomes inaccessible and afore mentioned error message pops up on accessing the files.

Virus Attack: Virus is a malicious program which corrupts the files stored on the drive. Trojan is one of the dreadful viruses which enter the system when you download any applications or contents from unauthorized sites. Severe virus attack on disk drive can damage the file structure leading to inaccessibility of files.

Aging of Hardware: As you know that no hardware can be life-long ever. Heavy usage of disk drive from long time (years together) increases the wear rate of the drive leading to corruption of the drive.

Irrespective of the reason behind disk drive format error you can always recover the files with the help of disk drive recovery application. It has a potential to get back files from dead hard disk, crashed hard disk and formatted hard disk with simple mouse clicks. It supports file recovery from hard disks of popular brands like Seagate, Western Digital, Sony, Samsung, HP, Kingston, and Fujitsu to name few. It is capable of recovering the files from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5, NTFSX and EXFAT partitions/volumes. It facilitates you to recoup files from USB drive, flash drive, memory card, iPod and Fire Wire Drive etc.

The powerful scanning algorithms of the drive scan the drive sector by sector to trace and regain files from formatted drive that lie too deep. While scanning the drive it creates the disk images to bypass the bad sectors of the hard drive or any storage device. Later data can be easily retrieved from these disk images. This tool can recover up to 300 types of files including spread sheets, email archives, zip archives, excel sheets based on their unique file signatures and allows you to add or edit the signatures of non-listed files. This award winning application is available in trial version. You can download, install and run the trial version of the application to judge the capacity of the application. If you are happy with the trial version results just go ahead and buy the complete version of the application and save the files to secured location.


Few simple steps to regain files from disk drive:

Step i: Open the free trial version of the software. Welcome page displayed as illustrated in Figure 1. Click on "Recover Partitions/Drives" and then select "Partition Recovery" option.

Disk Drive not Formatted - Main Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Page

Step ii: On next page software shows the list drives from which it can recover data as illustrated in Figure 2. Select your disk drive and click "Next" to initiate recovery process..

Disk Drive not Formatted - Choose HDD

Figure 2: Select Disk Drive

Step iii: Software starts scanning the corrupted disk drive to locate and retrieve files. Upon completion of drive scan, you will get list of recovered data as illustrated in Figure 3. Preview the recovered files and if you are happy with the results obtained using trial version, then buy the licensed version to save recovered data.

Disk Drive not Formatted - Retrieved Files

Figure 3: Restored Data


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