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Help! - Data recovery

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Azraeluk, 27 Jan 2006.

  1. Azraeluk

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Nov 2005

    Posts: 666

    Location: Doncaster, South Yorks

    Help!

    Hi all

    Just installed Virtual PC on my machine - performed the reboot and now my secondary HDD is appearing as unformatted, any ideas of a good way to recover the data on it. It contains the vast majority of my music collection and would hate to have to re-rip them all.

    Drive picks up in bios and computer management, but cannot access it and windows wants to format it.

    Its a 250gb Maxline III ATA drive if thats any help.

    Pointers for recovery software would be very very helpfull

    Ta
     
  2. ed3203

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 16

    sure, get a tool called file scavenger. Works very well. Run a quick format first on the disk, that rewrite the file structure of the disk and fixes the mbr and such. Then run file scavenger from another operating sys. its er avail to buy which i recommend or on some torrent sites
     
  3. sja360

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 3,875

    Location: Dundee

    generally the person asking about the software can google it. no need to hint as to how to get it via there website or otherwise :p
     
  4. Azraeluk

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Nov 2005

    Posts: 666

    Location: Doncaster, South Yorks

    Ta for that

    Managed to get hold of Easy Recovery pro from work, got 99.9% back all fine and dandy.

    Must make backups!!!!!