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Data recovery - need some help

by shangp / September 18, 2005 9:31 AM PDT

I have two harddrives connected to my computer (Windows XP). Recently while trying to access one of the drives (the one I use as extra storage, not installed with OS), i got an error message saying the drive may be corrupted and cannot be accessed.

What is the best way to recover the data? i've tried Get Data Back but it only showed my mp3's as recoverable files, and none of the documents i have. I would appreciate some advice on other ways that I should consider in recovering the data.

Thanks for any comments.

Mike

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some freeware/shareware programs
by TONI H / September 18, 2005 9:16 PM PDT

DATA RECOVERY TOOLS

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I've been using Spinrite...
by jackintucson / September 19, 2005 3:05 AM PDT

for over ten years. If any program can recover a hard drive, Spinrite can. You won't be sorry. Also, check Steve Gibson's website out. He has many programs that are free and well as scan your system to check out how secure it is. (grc.com)

and life goes on...

Jack

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Could be.............
by chuckieu / September 19, 2005 5:52 AM PDT

the info on the disc is just compromised. Did you run the
normal array of updated spyware/adware and anti-virus
programs?

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thanks for all the replies
by shangp / September 19, 2005 11:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Could be.............

Thanks everyone.

Actually i did not run the spyware utilities for a check. can spywares cause this kind of msg? i guess anything's possible, i'll give it a shot.

i'll also try the recommended softwares if this does not work.

appreciate the help.

Mike

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