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Recover Data from SATA H.D


  I have SATA H.D 80 GB which was running fine in XP machine, now the H.D os no longer working,  when i connected the SATA using SATA to USB from my Vista I can see the H.D as E Drive and its says do you want to format the drive & when i open it it says E is not accessible , the directory or file may be corrupted or unreadable. i need a way to recover my Data from the drive. please advise.
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It means the drive has been damaged or a file system has been damaged. Try using Kernel for Windows Recovery to recover your data stored on the damaged hard drive.

Download the trial version of the software to confirm whether it is beneficial for you or not.

Note, all the disk drive data recovery products are the same when you get down to what they do .. re-read the same blocks over and over.   The NTFS utilities assume the hardware is functional, and the file system is corrupted (due to deleting a partition, blue-screen, massive file system problems), and they read the disk block-by-block looking for data & filesystem and file markers and try to tie broken files together.

With info you supplied, no way to know the type of corruption.

However, if data is extremely valuable, and it is worth $500+ to get it back, then contact ontrack.com, run their software, and then you will get a free estimate.  The windows-data-recovery-software path has potential of making things worse.   Also if the disk had a media crash then every second you have it turned on, you make it worse, so recommendation is NOT to use any of these brute-force recovery programs and get the disk into the hands of professionals who have clean rooms and recover disks by breaking them down.

Good luck.
madunixChief Information Security Officer Commented:
we use for our office the following software, they are really good

but you can find other software, i ll try to list them
Active File Recovery
Active Partition Recovery
Art Plus Digital Photo Recovery
DiskInternals Partition Recovery
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional
File Scavenger recovery
Handy Recovery
Iolo Search and Recover
Magic Recovery Professional
OnTrack Easy Recovery Professional
PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Tools File Recover
Pen Drive data recovery
Photo Recovery Genius
Power Data Recovery
R-Studio Data Recovery
Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS
Seagate FILE RECOVERY for Windows
Sim Card Data Recovery
Smart Data Recovery for USB Flash Drives
USB Flash Drive Data Recovery
WinMend Data Recovery

google can give you the link of the above, just try to read more about them.

I have read that File Scavenger works in many situations where the disk is unreadable, even on a raid 0 array.  They have a free trial too. http://www.quetek.com/

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