corrupt hard drive

  007al 00:55 26 Feb 2006

One of my hard drives wont open,says its corrupt.
Does anyone know a programme that can help retrieve it?
The drive has a shed load of music and photos,and although i have discs,its so much easier to find on the pc.Also,my latest photos were not copied to disk yet(was going to do it this weekend!!)so i was hoping to recover them.
The drive was ok two hours ago,when i last checked for something.
Ive had this before,but it was fine on reboot,but not this time.
Ive unplugged it now in case it fails completely

  bluesbrother 02:01 26 Feb 2006

Have a look at the makers web site e.g. Seagate click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:22 26 Feb 2006

File recovery :-
Badcopy Pro click here
file_recovery click here
R_Studio click here
Easyrecovery click here
Testdisc click here
Drive Rescue click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:24 26 Feb 2006

Boot from XP CD to recover consul

and try

(Letter of your faulty drive):\fixmbr

  Pamy 14:34 26 Feb 2006

What make is your HDD, get prog from them

  007al 20:29 26 Feb 2006

Testdisc and R-Studio were the most helpful ones.
R-Studio being the most windowslike and easiest to navigate.
Im going to pop in another hard drive to move everything over then format the corrupt drive.
Thank you

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