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Windows 7: Urgent!! Help needed to recover lost data

03 Feb 2010   #91

Windows 7 and Vista

Yes I think just about everything possible was tried

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03 Feb 2010   #92

XP Vista 7

I do IT support, just got off the phone with someone with the exact same problem. His fix was to power down the laptop, power down the hard drive. Then plug into a computer that's already on. then, power on the external drive...voila

hope your solution is simple as that.

Maybe we're looking at the problem differently.

You mentioned you have 2 500gb drives. I see that your C is 450 and your D is 465. not including that 500gb external drive, does that mean you have 3 ~500gb drives? or did you partitioned 1TB drive into 2 ~500mb partitions?

did you have the external drive connected when you install 7?
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05 Feb 2010   #93

win 7 ultimate x64

I have used quite a few data recovery software and found that "GetDataBack" is one of the software that is really good & fast. The URL is:
Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

You can get a free demo and try it out.
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05 Feb 2010   #94

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Well the drive can not be read at all.

A. Popper's idea could work. Depending on how it's done. From an External caddy shouldn't pose a problem, never heard of that working. If you plug into a PC as an internal drive while the PC's on, that can work, on occasion, but can also short it out completely.

Data Recovery is going to run you anywhere from 300$ to 2000$ and up, depending on who you send it to and how bad you want it.
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05 Feb 2010   #95

win 7 ultimate x64

I know, That's what data recovery is for. From what she said, windows still can see the drive but tell her to re-format, that means the MBR table somehow got screwed up, with "GetDAtaBack" I am sure you can recover it.
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