How to retrieve data from a not responding Hard disk ?
Posted on 2006-04-18
A friend brought me his hard disk on which , off coarse, important data is stored.
He made, off coarse, no backup. So far nothing new :-)
On the disk W2000 pro was running.
The error message when booting is :
Disk I/O error 0000800
Boot.ini not valid
The following file is invalid or not there : < windows 2000 root >\ system32\ntoskrnl.exe
The only thing I need is to copy data from this disk but...
When I place it in an XP machine : Error, the disk is not formatted
When I place it in an W2000 machine : inpin error
I have booted with the W2000 cd, option Repair, used the ERD but no effect
I have booted with the W2000 cd, install from CD but Setup tells me that I need to format.
Formatting is not an option.......
How can I manage to retrieve data from this disk ?
What tool should I use to maybe repair the disk to make it work in another system ?
Many thanks for pointers and feedback !