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Need help with retrieving data on second hard drive

I have a second hard drive that I put all my backup on. I have put all my programs on it which includes all emails and games and everything else that I have. Something happened a few days ago that will not allow me to read all things on this second drive. I can read about 10 items when I click on drive D. Properties of this drive shows that it is 80% full but I cannot access 90 % of it. On my main drive I erased the entire drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro which is working fine. There was no power outage or unusual shut down that caused this so I am baffled why I can read about 10 items but cannot open the rest. Your help greatly appreciated.

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Get a KNOPPIX CD and see if your files can be retrieved.

Bob

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Thanks a lot. I ordered one for ten bucks and will try it. I have cable but download would still take 24 hours.

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Something happened a few days ago that will not allow me to read all things on this second drive. I can read about 10 items when I click on drive D

What happened ? If you have bad sectors, the KNOPPIX CD is unlikely to help you, but try anyway.
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I don't know what happened. I wasn't in the area. The wife was. I tried knoppix with no success. I then went to a Runtime program that was suggested and had lots of luck pulling out info from the corrupted drive but still I could not get all the info. The runtime program would show thousands of files but without a name and they would not open. The files that I could retrieve had the correct names on them so that I could tell what they were. Thanks Bob

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Try these "free" programs

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Thank you very much. These programs did the trick. They still didn't pull all info out of the corrupted hard drive but they did pull enough.

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