RE: Vista Restore overwrote a secondary hard drive!!!
Undelete Plus+, Restoration, Pci-filerecovery(P.C. Inspector).
> I had my primary drive fail and had Dell send a replacement drive. Back in
> August I did a Windows Complete Backup shortly after installing all my apps
> and tweaking my system settings to an external backup drive. Yesterday, I
> re-installed Vista on the new drive and then booted with the Vista CD to get
> to the recovery options. I chose "Windows Complete PC Restore". I was not
> prompted for a source or destination drive. The recovery process
> automatically found the complete backup files and began restoring. What it
> did NOT tell me was what drive it was restoring to. I was under the
> impression it would overwrite the C drive where I did a fresh install of
> Vista, that was not the case. It overwrote a 3rd internal hard drive where
> I had had 300gigs of files dumped from my dvr!
> Why/How did this happen? The restore process gave me no indication it was
> overwriting a drive other than the primary c drive! This is maddening!
> So anyway, I installed R-Studio to see if I could restore any of the
> overwritten data however it crashes when I try to access those files. Are
> there any other good file recovery programs I should try or any other tips
> to address both problems (restoring the backup to the correct drive and
> restoring the overwritten data.)