recover data from a damaged hd

Posted on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
The error was Invalid partition boot sector.
I conected the hd to another computer and saw the system file and saved some files but with crashes.
Trying again and again i get to the point when says the disk is not formatted.
So, please tell me that there is a way of saving data in this situation.
 The disk is phisically damaged on a HPVectra machine with windows2000 installed.
Question by:moia
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sirbounty earned 200 total points
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Try one of these tools (with expert's recommendations): http:Q_21014635.html#11240391
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 300 total points
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Hello moia =)

You can use one of the tools below to restore the Data:
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I'm not familiar with this sign =).
Can you explain ?

PS Thanks I will try your solutions. But wouldnt be better if i did a disk image before any operation ?
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A disk image would definitely be a good idea.
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and if all else fails, put the disk drive in a sealed plastic bag into the deep freeze for more than 1 hour, and try again. In many cases, the drive works again for some time (hopefully long enough to get your data off)


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=)  --> smiley face ?


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