I was doing an entire copy of an old HD to a brand new HD, with more capacity and faster. I used Norton Ghost 10.0, followed all the instructions, did everything ok, after I finished with the copy I turned off the PC, and then I removed the old HD, then I changed the jumper, of the new HD to master, I put it on and everything was good, it was working very well, like the old one but with more storage.
My problem starts when I decided to format this new HD, because I was just doing a test, you know for get familiarized with the product and all, so now I can do a HD copy without problems and can set it up fast.
I formatted the new HD, I removed it, and then I plugged the old HD back in the PC as a master, thinking that everything was good, because it's suppose that nothing happens for only do a copy or something like a clone of the HD... After I set it up, I turned it on, the bios came up, everything fine, then the screen turned black and I got that famous phrase... "A disk error occured, Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart".
I checked everything, the cables the settings, the HD with the Maxtor software, there's nothing bad with the old HD."
I set it on another computer as a slave, to check if I can see the partitions because there were 2 partitions on it, 1 with the operating system and the other with important data. In the partition #1, where the OS files needs to be, I have not access, it says that it's not formatted, while in partition#2 I can see everything there.
I downloaded ADRC Data Recovery Express, to check if I was able to at least see, the drive C: on it, and yes I can see all the files there, everything is there and active, only a few files are with Deleted Status.
After the search for all the files, I found that a lot of files where deleted when I was doing the "Copy my Hard Drive" of Norton ghost 10.0. I also found that bootex.log was deleted.
My question is can I, with a recovery tool, get my HD as it was, because this computer is not mine, and I don't have any of it drivers, and for me is a must to get that pc up, I would appreciate any suggestion, because I think that it have solution, but I'm scared to do a format to the entire partition and loose all the drivers, for the video card, for the sound card, for everything. The computer is a desktop Sony Vaio so I don't know if they are like dell, that they have a Cd with all the drivers they use, for everything.
I really need advices and a bit of help...