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    drali77 Posts: 127, Reputation: 5
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    Nov 12, 2005, 05:56 PM
    Harddisk data recovery

    I have a hard drive that will not boot into windows anymore but I need some files from it, every diagnostic tool I use says the disk is OK to use, but every piece of software I have tried will only find deleted files and the files I want were never deleted I just can't can't get to them.
    Below is the list of softwares which I got please help me which software I have to use to recover those files
    Abexo Defragmenter Pro Plus 1.2.0


    Bad Copy Pro 3.31(CDR Data Recovery Tool)

    Care Full Backup 1.42

    Careful Backup SP-1

    Disc Manager 9.0

    Fast File Recovery

    File Scavenger NTFS Recovery

    Final Recovery

    FinalData Enterprise v2.0.1.1028

    FinalData-Enterprise 1.0

    GoBack 3.10.b56 Deluxe ESD XP Compatible

    HDD Regenerator

    Hardisk Partaioner 8.0

    Lost and Found

    Lost and Found 106 data recovery utility

    Maxtor PowerMax Diagnostics

    Norton Disc Doctor

    Norton Ghost 2004

    Norton SystemWorks 2004

    Ontrack Easy Recovery 6.0

    Recover My Files v2.31

    Roxio GoBack

    R-Studio 2.0 for FAT

    R-Studio Data Recovery 2.0


    Runtimes.Get Data Back for.FAT.v2.06

    Runtimes.Get Data Back for.FAT.v2.13

    Runtimes.Get Data Back for.FAT.v2.14

    Runtimes.Get Data Back for.NTFS.v2.14

    Seagate Disc Diagnostic Wizard 2003

    Seagate Toolz

    Seagte Disc Wizard 2003

    Stangos Safe Disk 6.0
    Tiramisu 1.12

    Tiramisu Data Recovery Tool

    Tiramisu FAT32 ver 304 FULL

    Tiramisu Harddiskrecovery

    Undelete and Data Recovery Software for Windows XP ME 98 95 2000

    Western Digital Data Lifeguard 10.0

    SpinRite 5.0 Final

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    StuMegu Posts: 576, Reputation: 64
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    Nov 13, 2005, 03:23 AM
    Before trying recovery programs, have you tried accessing the hard disk from another working computer. To do this just transfer the hard drive into that computer and boot with it set as either a slave or secondary drive.

    Before I go into how to do this, could you reply with whether you know how to move hard disks between computers or not?
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    fredg Posts: 4,926, Reputation: 674
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    Nov 13, 2005, 04:32 AM
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    If these files are really important to you, my suggestion is to take your computer to a local repair store or shop. Ask them what they would charge you to look into it, and get those files for you.
    You can try different things yourself, but if you have never opened a computer before (take off the case), then I do suggest letting a Tech do it.
    As Stu answered, pleae don't try taking the case off yourself, if you have never done it, without posting back here.
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    drali77 Posts: 127, Reputation: 5
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    Nov 13, 2005, 04:56 AM
    Thanks for the replies but the problem is I just have one PC so I can transfer the hard drive to any other PC and secondly if I make partitions by help of partition magic is my files going to deleted or it will make the two partitions without disturbing my files , I can boot my PC in a windows environment so I have to do all these thing in dos environment.
    Please help
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    StuMegu Posts: 576, Reputation: 64
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    Nov 13, 2005, 06:12 AM
    Do NOT partition your hard drive, whatever you do if you want to keep the information on it!!

    Can't stress that enough, it will destroy all your data on the system. (ok some systems might resize etc without killing data but don't do it!)

    How many files are we talking about recovering? If it's not so many, you could possibly do it via floppy but get comfy.

    I will try to find some software that boots from CD and allows you to burn CD's but don't hold your breath!

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