WinXP HDD is dead and not readable - I still need the files
Posted on 2006-07-03
A Client of mine had a Western Digital Caviar 100GB and have all of their pictures and checkbook on the pc. They NEVER put an antivirus on the machine and now it wont boot. I took it and normally I hook it up to my lab pc with the USB Enclosure and pull the files off and then reformat or recover the drive. I was successful in doing an Ad-Aware scan only finding 104 items, I have never gotten a norton scan to start. After many attempts I finally got a chkdsk /r to run with many many issues. I can not get onto the drive via command prompt or my computer. Using my computer I hangs up for a while and then I get "do you want to format this disk now?" NO!
I know there is a way to pull the pictures off for them but I am at a loss. Maybe just cuz it is late or I am not seeing it. Does someone have any other ideas?
I have Data Recovery Doctor and Restoration programs that I have not yet run.