Corrupt Sector 0on Win 7

Have a corruption on Sector 0. Disk shows un-allocated space and that disk needs to be initialized. GetMyData shows a file structure which I can copy but the data files are corrupt. Since the disk can't be seen I can't run a virus check against it. The customer says that Webroot stopped a virus a few days before the PC wouldn't boot.  Since everything appears corrupted I doubt a profession file retrieval place would fare much better.

 Any thoughts on how to proceed. Id like to make best effort before I tell the customer he's SOL.
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You have used the main tool recommended here to examine / recover data. Professional recovery is the next step and if you are convinced that the corruption is too much even for that, then the only other way is to recover data from a backup.

Those are your options at this point.  So yes, tell the customer there is no recovery of what is there.

It may be worth asking a local recovery agency for the probability of recovery.
genusysAuthor Commented:

Thanks. I suspected the same. His backup is 10 days old so that is what I'll go with. Of course he doesn't have his MS office key...
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update and good luck with recovering the system.
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