When looking for a solution relative to a situation requiring us to recover formatted partitions let us first examine the cause or reason that the partition in question was reformatted. Next we must look at the status of the files within the partition. More simply explained, did we reformat the partition accidentally due to perhaps a prompt from Windows or did we end up reformatting a partition as part of reloading our operating system.
Obviously if our computer will not start up and the failure is due being unable to access boot files from the PC’s internal hard drive we have little choice but to reload Windows. In any case, reformatting results in a need for partition recovery. The status of the stored files previously located on that partition becomes paramount when the files we seek to recover have been previously deleted. Only the most powerful data recovery tools can successfully locate deleted files on a reformatted hard drive.