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Win XP Pro - Drive will not mount


I have a laptop internal drive which no longer boots.

I removed the drive and I have in on an external drive case attached to my Windows 7 computer via Firewire 400. The Win7 box can see it but it will not mount. It is formatted NTFS.

What tools can I use to recover data off this drive? I do not plan to use the drive again, I just want to retrieve the data.



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At this point

At this point, you're likely looking at professional recovery services. If the drive won't mount on another system, it's likely too far gone for any consumer level software.

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Firewire 400 is odd.

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