If all you had done was format the drive, there might be a chance, but after reinstalling software on it, there's virtually no chance of being able to recover all the files.
As it is, every time you write something to the disk, you potentially destroy what little of the files might still exist. The pictures are gone.
I made a boo-boo in my friends computer. Wanting to reformat it, I dragged and dropped his pictures in a CD-RW disc before I reformat it and I thought they were copied. But they were not. I then formatted his hard drive and reinstalled winXP to only find out that I erased all his pictures and the CD-RW disc was empty.
Is there an application that will be able to recover the pictures from the formatted hard drive?
Help please I am embarassed and frustrated.