Hard drive recovery

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ted, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Ted

    Ted Guest

    Can anyone recommend a software package that will recover all data on a hard
    disc that I am experiencing problems with. I pointed *My Documents* to a
    drive that was in a caddy and it has not been accessible after booting up
    this morning so I took it out of the caddy and replaced it and now Windows
    XP sp2 is saying the drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
    If I format the drive can the data still be recovered?

    I have no problems in purchasing software if it is necessary or should I
    attempt something else first that may me able to recover the data and/or fix
    the drive problem?

    Thanks,

    Ted
    Ted, Apr 24, 2005
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  2. "Ted" <> wrote in message
    news:426b670e$0$83082$...
    > Can anyone recommend a software package that will recover all data on a
    > hard disc that I am experiencing problems with. I pointed *My Documents*
    > to a drive that was in a caddy and it has not been accessible after
    > booting up this morning so I took it out of the caddy and replaced it and
    > now Windows XP sp2 is saying the drive is not formatted, do you want to
    > format it now? If I format the drive can the data still be recovered?
    >
    > I have no problems in purchasing software if it is necessary or should I
    > attempt something else first that may me able to recover the data and/or
    > fix the drive problem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ted
    >

    http://www.ontrack.com/

    btb
    Bruce T. Berger, Apr 24, 2005
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  3. Ted

    John Guest

    "Restorer 2000" will do the job, but data will need to be recovered to
    another drive.

    John


    "Ted" <> wrote in message
    news:426b670e$0$83082$...
    > Can anyone recommend a software package that will recover all data on a
    > hard disc that I am experiencing problems with. I pointed *My Documents*
    > to a drive that was in a caddy and it has not been accessible after
    > booting up this morning so I took it out of the caddy and replaced it and
    > now Windows XP sp2 is saying the drive is not formatted, do you want to
    > format it now? If I format the drive can the data still be recovered?
    >
    > I have no problems in purchasing software if it is necessary or should I
    > attempt something else first that may me able to recover the data and/or
    > fix the drive problem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ted
    >
    John, Apr 24, 2005
    #3
  4. Ted

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 10:29:56 +0100, Ted wrote:

    >Can anyone recommend a software package that will recover all data on a hard
    >disc that I am experiencing problems with. I pointed *My Documents* to a
    >drive that was in a caddy and it has not been accessible after booting up
    >this morning so I took it out of the caddy and replaced it and now Windows
    >XP sp2 is saying the drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
    >If I format the drive can the data still be recovered?


    Perhaps, but it may be more difficult.

    >I have no problems in purchasing software if it is necessary or should I


    Have used GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org/ when 3 partitions
    vanished. You can browse the disk (in demo mode) , see what you can
    recover and purchase a license online to recover the data (without
    quitting the app).

    >attempt something else first that may me able to recover the data and/or fix


    Once you have recovered the data, surely the fix drive problem is simply
    format it. That's worked in the past.

    >the drive problem?


    Me
    why?, Apr 24, 2005
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  5. Ted

    Guest

    Software can work, but if the drive is making sounds or anything of
    that nature, get it to a data recovery specialist like ESS Data
    Recovery (www.essdatarecovery.com) ASAP...they can give you a low cost
    evaluation, and the less you try to fix it, the less it will cost. If
    it's a logical problem you can get a flat rate of $375.
    Their number's 1-800-237-4200.
    , May 12, 2005
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