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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:46:03 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370803270946o460a2797t809e788af940fa6d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Dirk Petry <dpetry@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What happens if one does an incomplete Windows install,
i.e. only up to after the disk formatting step?
Does that overwrite the data on the disk?

I have recovered large amounts of data from a Windows Server that
later had Linux installed on it. Linux was 100% operational, but it
seems the sectors it overwrote were not critical to the underlying
NTFS filesystem it overwrote. Recovery was rather simple to be

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