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Problems after formatting

By tobiasjewel
Mar 9, 2011
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  1. Hi Guys.

    Im not really good with computers.
    But I decided to try and format my Lenovo t61 laptop. Bad idea.
    After formatting, my laptop won't start Windows in any form(safe or normal).
    I can't specify why, because the screen that shows, just before ir automatically reboots are only there for 1-2 sec.

    Are there any hope?
  2. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    I had to look up in my Dictionary the word Formatting to understand why you would attempt this?
    Format - noun.
    1. the general physical appearance of a book, newspaper, or magazine etc.
    2. the plan or style of something

    Format - verb.
    1. To prepare a storage medium, usually a disk, for reading and writing. When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure all sectors are reliable. You must format a disk before you can use it
    2. To specify the properties, particularly visible properties, of an object. For example, word processing applications allow you to format text, which involves specifying the font, alignment, margins, and other properties. A specific pre-established arrangement or organization of data. Data in a file is stored in a format that is established by whatever application created the file and needs to be read by the same or similar program that can interpret the format and present the data to the user on the computer screen.

    Still I don't why you considered this however if you did what is described in the verb number one...? Note that reformatting a disk does not erase the data on the disk, only the address tables. Do not panic, if you reformatted a disk that has useful data. A computer specialist should be able to recover most, if not all, of the information on the disk. You can also buy programs that enable you to recover a disk yourself.
  3. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 127   +8

    Of if you did it on purpose.

    The next step is to reinstall windows.

    Stick CD in and follow directions.

    If not, well then good luck recovering everything. Even pros, such as myself, cant get everything back. But as long as you have not used the computer much after doing so then you should have decent recovery.

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