Yesterday my documents hard drive on a windows xp completely updated PC with two Western Digital raptors took a dive. The drive (D:) still shows in my computer but when I click on it, the computer says it hasn't been formatted and asks to format it. Also, in the storage manager, the drive appears but under the file system column, there is none listed for that drive. I've looked through similiar solutions on EE talking about using the recovery console with chkdsk and fixmbr, etc. Unfortunetly, none of it has worked.
I really don't want to spend the time and money on a recovery program (not sure if it would work) so if there's any possible solutions to this beyond just using a file recovery software, I'd greatly appreciate the help.