Yesterday I bought a gigabyte GA-7vaxp with 512MB ram from a friend which worked perfect in his system.
I have a Maxtor 160GB with
win 98 on the c: drive
win xp on the d: drive
and my own files on the e: drive.
An it’s best when you put a new board into your system that you reÃ¯nstall your OS 's .So I fomated my c and d drive and placed win 98 and win xp back on it.This went all very well and when he asked to reboot or install a driver I did it without any problem.At a point I had installed my soundcard and wanted to test it so I tried to play a song but when I did that I saw that windows had renamed almost all my files (and not only the music files but also my folders and other data)and it gave them odd looking signs.
Now, it’s not possible anymore to get into the folders or open any file.
The remarcable thing is that only the files which I copied yesterday on a mini-reunion were renamed.
Does anybody know a way to recover these files?
The first thing that came into my mind was the program " GetDataBack "but in this case , were not actually speaking of overwrited data or a broken harddrive.
P.S: the partitions are all in FAT32