Resurrecting a Jazz cartridge

Client has a jazz (1.0 GB) cartridge and internal jazz drive on a Power Computing Tower 210 with 256 MB RAM. The system crashed one day when she was putting the cartridge in. Now, the cartridge is unreadable. I have tried running Norton on the Cartridge, but no luck. Disk First Aid does not work either. Likewise, I have tried Tech Tools Pro 1.7.

Does anyone have any ideas on getting this thing to show up so we can get the essential files and then reformat the cartridge?
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You have 3 options.

0) Re-install the driver without re-formatting. This is dangerous since most customers will not be able to what the media was formatted with. The iomega driver software may not actually put a driver on the disk, rather it uses its driver extension at boot time to do the work. I have not played with iomega stuff for a while and remember that this was the case with the zips. Jazz may be different, but I don't think so.

1) Run Volume Recover and save all the files onto another disk. Most of the file names will not be recognizable and the customer will have to open each one to see what the file is. There is no way to tell which files were trashed since NVR does not go through the directory (which is toast now), so many partial files will be recovered with the real files. It is a mess and takes forever to open the folder of recovered files.

2) Send the cart to iomega. They can recover all the files with their file names intact. This option is expensive, but reliable. If the files are indespensible, it is the only option. If you choose this option after you try running volume recover, there may be some data loss.

Obviously, I have done this before. The options suck don't they?

Good Luck,

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