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WD mybook Failure and restore issue

Hi all. I have a WD drive that came from a portable mybook, I took it out of the casing  because the clients computer no longer recognized the drive (opened the casing and the usb connector had become broken due to a 'drop' of the mybook).

So, long story short - i plugged it into a known working computer as the SATA1 device (second HD) and got a BSOD upon boot.... then tried a couple of tricks, linux boot, recovery, etc and found that the drive is recognized but no partition and thus I can't get to the files. It is a TB drive and odd thing about it is it shows 953 GB available, but the other 47 GB is used. Thats about the exact amount the client says he used on the drive.

Have any of you experienced the same issues? Data seems to be there and I just cant get to it....

Thanks in advance.

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Please be more detailed:
did you boot into a linux with the WD drive as secondary drive?
if yes ,do mount and check the output, and paste it here.
you can also use this to repair the drive : HDDREGENERATOR    http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html      
note that NO program repairs phisical damage...
in case you need the data - use thesee services :
http://www.lowcostrecovery.com/index.html                        data recovery Company
http://www.gillware.com/                                 "           "                   "
Could be that MFT part of the drive is corrupted or broken thus you cannot get to it. If you manage to get the drive to be detected under Windows without BSOD then use GetDataBack www.runtime.org to get to it.
If not then UBCD with a bunch of recovery tools on it should let you copy out the data from the drive if it is still available.
And finally tell us what BSOD exception did you get?

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