I have been quoted £155 for the retrieval of data from an 80gig drive, but i'm wary of letting my drive into the hands of people who may not have advanced data recovery skills/techniques, and may inadvertently wipe my data forever.
Try Restoration, sorry I can't give you the web address but it should be easy to find using a search engine. I have found it works most times. It was a full program on one of PCA discs & I like to try them out. It also cleans free disc space. Good luck.
thanks for the advice - i can't get the pc to properyl recognise the drive - device manager detects its there - and when i go to try to assign it a drive letter, it even detects that about 60gigs of the 80gig drive is used up (i'm hoping this indicates that my data is still there).
i have tried everything under the sun to try to get it going.
so now i'm resorting to trying to get the data off