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Data Recover from RAM ?

  1. Jan 31, 2006 #1
    Data Recover from RAM ??

    Is it possible to recover typed data from RAM ??
    If so, how?
    N if possible ... wont the data be erased/overwritten when i boot my computer ?

    Plz reply.
    Very urgent!
    thanx in advance!
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  3. Jan 31, 2006 #2
    what do you mean?
  4. Jan 31, 2006 #3
    I want to read data stored or access through RAM!
  5. Jan 31, 2006 #4
    most programs do this.... are you trying to do something illegal?
  6. Jan 31, 2006 #5
    no. not illegal. its my Computer
    I typed sth and lost it w/o saving the file...
    i just hope that it might hav been saved in the RAM ...

    BTW, how do they use it illegally ??
  7. Jan 31, 2006 #6
    buffer overflows, u can read data you shouldnt be reading...

    I dont think you are going to get the data back
  8. Jan 31, 2006 #7


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    On modern computers it's difficult. The modern memory technology which makes for cheap and fast memory also readily looses data when power is lost. Some other memory technologies are much more recoverable.

    If you're really working at it, there may be possibilities, but it's almost certainly not worth the effort in your case.
  9. Jan 31, 2006 #8
    The software that helps perform such tasks also costs money.
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