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The W - Internet & Computers - Reformatting: A Desperate, Noob Question
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My mother got the Blue Screen of Death to END all Blue Screens of Death today-- it said there was a problem with the computer and it required her-- required her-- to reformat. It kept shutting off and turning back on, etc... so she reformatted.

And everything is gone.

I know the answer's probably no, but... is there any way to retrieve that data? We didn't buy an external hard drive, though you better believe I'm gonna do it now.



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There are programs you can use to try and retrieve the data, yes. Can't think of a name of one at the moment, but there are definitely free ones out there. Do a search for recover deleted files or something like that. Usually it's a program you can put on a boot floppy or CD that can see what's there. Some let you just restore the file, but it would be best to have a second drive in the system to copy the stuff over to.
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Still, they seem to be on thin ice if they sell the (obviously) non-DRM CDs and then legally restrict the copies but then require DRM for online sales. I don't see the difference; if one can be non-DRM then the other can as well.
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