Posted by SpywareDr on April 13, 2011 at 19:02:32:
In Reply to: Quicktime dos posted by wongwin on April 13, 2011 at 08:02:46:
Caching would be attempted in RAM first, which completely goes blank when then power is cut. If the RAM fills up occasionally during caching, then some would spill over to the hard drive but, it would just be random bits and pieces of all kinds of mixed up files, much like the info you might find on a handful of cross-cut shredded paper.
When Windows starts booting, as soon as it runs out of room in RAM, it'll start overwriting what's in its cache. The way to avoid this is to never, ever attempt to boot from, or even access the original hard drive. Use a hardware disk copier to make an exact copy to another hard drive, hook up the copy as a slave to another computer and then attempt any recovery. Next you'll need a team of experts to figure out exactly what's there and attempt to reassemble it for you.