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MFT and data recovery

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I have a hard drive I was asked to copy some data on to a dvd. I had to remove the hard drive from the computer as it was constantly hanging up and rebooting. I placed it in an external drive on one of my units and found it was seriously infected with several backdoor trojans and the sasser virus. (re:the rebooting problem). I went ahead and tried to copy the data using Nero, but during the process Windows (XP) gave me a warning that it could not write to and save the $MFT. The drive no longer shows up in "MY Computer" and in Disk Management it appears as a  uninitialized drive. I have done nothing further to the drive. Does anyone know of a progam that will allow me to recover this data.

Operating system is xp pro and file system on the drive I assume was NTSF but could be Fat32 as I didn't check.

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