This is where you come in...

So one of the very worst things that could happen, has happened...again. I recently procured a dependable 400 gig hard drive to replace my shoddy 200 gig and started attempting to move over files sometime Monday Night. Of course the computer ran across a corrupt mp3 file and stopped the copying process, so I just decided to forget about it and try again a couple days later. So I come back home to College Park, hook up my laptop and hard drive, and try to boot the drive...and it tells me that the drive needs to be formatted. Missing are the drives former name and even specs, like size, which it specifies as being 0 bytes. This has happened to me once before, but for the life of me I can't figure out what I did last time.

The irony of this situation is eating away at me. If you have any ideas (such as utilities or whatnot) of how to recover my drive, short of paying some asshole 200 dollars to recover my data, let me know.




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Luca said...

Try something like GetDataBack, or even booting some linux live distro...as soon as something more useful comes to my mind I'll let you know, good luck!

Anonymous said...

I mentioned your problem to a nerd friend of mine and he said "Any of the disk-recovery tools will probably recover most of the data."

fred said...

juck - I added you like 2 months ago

luca & anonymous - thanks for the tips guys, hopefully I'll be up and running by the end of the week.

Lo-Res Viscera said...

Not sure what yer running, but I use a Mac & have had to deal w/ this before.
I used "Data Rescue II".
They probably make a PC version as well.