I recently experienced a hard drive crash and have gotten my computer up and running again on windows 7. Unfortunately I've lost some data that was not backed up and would like to try and recover. Its not critical stuff and not worth the expense of sending to a data recovery company, but it would be nice to get back some of what was lost if I can do it for under $100. I'd rate my ability as intermediate with this sort of thing.
I tried connecting the drive as a second drive in my computer and the BIOS seems to recognize it but windows 7 will not boot with the drive connected. - does this mean its a lost cause or is there something else I can try?