Warning: full format will erase your data in Windows Vista

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Authoreric   Category Data Recovery Story   Comments1   Post Time 2007-11-06 20:07:23 -0500

Do you often format your hard drive? You may be happy to do so - when you got the virus and it could be killed by anti-virus software, you formatted the hard drive. And then, the virus has been disappeared. Of course, before you do that, you had backed up all your data on the other devices, such as CDs, DVDs or external hard drives, and tested to confirm what you backed up are working.

The warning "full format will erase your data in Windows Vista" came from the instructions in Microsoft site. Majority of users don't often bother to read the volumes of information and assume that they will be able to recover their data after do a full format under Vista as used to do with the previous versions of Windows.

However, now, we have to remind you that the data will be erased if the full format has been performed in Windows Vista. Due to the enhanced security features of Windows Vista, when a full format is run, it writes 0's to every sector of the disk. It means that the original data any more if the original data is completely rewritten by the 0's by Vista.

Once the original data was rewritten, the data loss couldn't be retrieved no longer via using any recovery tools including EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard - the most thorough recovery tool in the world.

On the other hand, the data will not be destroyed when the Quick Format perform in Windows Vista. In this way, the data loss available for salvation via a data recovery software, such as EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore all the lost files, including Word, Excel, graphics, video, audio and etc.

For whatever reasons, please does the Quick Format by selecting the "Perform a quick format" in the Format options. This is the only way to get the data back in case of you formatted a wrong drive.

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feeling posted on 2007-11-07 20:12:28 -0500

Ohh,my god!For some resons, I offten perform full format in my box, how could i do?but when i performed the full format in VISTA, I didnt waiting such long time as in XP, and I know that the "writes 0's to every sector of the disk" was a longer time. Whats happend?

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