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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.
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Question by:moia
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Try one of these tools (with expert's recommendations): http:Q_21014635.html#11240391
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Hello moia =)

You can use one of the tools below to restore the Data:
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PC Inspector:
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

GetDataBack:
http://www.runtime.org/

Restoration:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html

Recover and Restore Deleted Files:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/REST2514.EXE

Other Data Recovery Tools:
http://www.webattack.com/Freeware/system/fwdatarecovery.shtml

OR Take a look at this comprehensive list of file/data recovery programs and services, sorted by CrazyOne :)
http://crazyone.tekmasters.com/datarecovery.html
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!! GOOD LUCK !!
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by:moia
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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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by:nobus
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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)

nobus
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=)  --> smiley face ?

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