External Hard drive

  herc182 09:51 08 Mar 2009


I bought a new laptop (vista) and and copying stuff from my old laptop (xp) using an external hard drive. Yesterday, there was a folder that was "Corrupt" and I coundnt delete from teh external HDD. Today, I plug it in (after using it successfully a few times) and its not recognised anymore.
In Vista it says the drive is "corrupt and unreadable"... can someone please tell me that there is hope of getting files of there please?

Thanks very much in advance.

  herc182 09:54 08 Mar 2009

sorry, I should have ammended the title...not very helpful!

  howard64 11:31 08 Mar 2009

is it readable from the other laptop? If not you can use various data recovery progs to get your stuff back but most are not free. Use google to locate a free one and see if it can find your stuff.

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