Incorrect formatting of a hard drive leads to tragic consequences: all information disappears and it's not easy to recover it.
If you've lost valuable files, don't fall into despair: it's possible to recover data from a hard drive and even an ordinary user can do it.
File deleted from a hard drive in fact remains in the same place. The only thing is that it's labelled with a “zero” in the file table. Files can be recovered as long as the information isn't overwritten.
It is a rather widespread problem: SD Card or HDD is not accessible, the type of the file system is RAW. At the same time Windows (7-10) gives notification “unable to run chkdsk on the disk”.
What is RAW, how bad is the problem for the hard drive (memory stick or memory card) and how to fix the error – read on.
A question from the reader:
"The hard disk stopped working. There is a suspicion that the reason is bad blocks, because earlier there were symptoms suggesting it. The problem is that I can’t boot Windows. How to create a bootable USB flash drive with HDD Regenerator program, if it is at all possible? Will it work like live cd?"