troubleshooting Question

Lost partition!

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I've got a development server I've been working on for months.  My (SATA) drive is partitioned with a C: drive that is 19gig and holds all the program files & windows files, while the D: drive that is 156gig holds the database, website, OLAP cubes, etc...  basically, all my work.

I've been backing up "my work" regularly and one day... poof, the (#*($#@* won't boot up.  So, I go to my nice external drive, plug it into another box, re-install the C: drive (which is imaged) and everything looks great.  BUT, it seems that Analysis Server keeps all the configuration of the OLAP cubes in an Access Database on the C DRIVE!  

So, I slap this SATA drive into a drive enclosure and plug it into my new machine.  It sees the "D" drive AND the "C" drive, but it says the "C" drive is corrupted......  I need to get that file from it.

I've downloaded about 10 different programs that will scan that partition and find files here and there, some don't even find the external drive at all!  

I'd be perfectly happy paying for a recovery application if I could be certain it worked, but, based on my experience with these demos... it's just going to be a waste of time.

Before I go and take this thing down to get "Recovered" and kick up $1k, does anyone have any suggestions?

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