Unable to boot

I am getting a " Disk Read Error Occurred. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when i start my computer. When i connected it as a secondary hard drive, I am able to see the hard drive letter in Mycomputer but i am not able to go into that drive. It is asking my to format the drive. I don't want to do it. Can you please help me in getting into this harddrive with out formatting.

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can you do a scan disk on the drive?
I would go to the manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tool they provide and run that on the drive.
good luck

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There is a program called "Stellar Phoenix FAT & NTFS" You can get it a trial of it at http://www.stellarinfo.com/ . This software works pretty well as I have used it to recover data myself.  The trial will let you see if it can recover what you want. Thanks

sohd25Author Commented:
The harddisk has uncorrectable data error. The data can only be recovered on a best effort basis and that is provided i'm able to access it.
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