|Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 3:03 pm: |
I have an NTFS drive that, all of a sudden, stopped working. This is not my system drive. Attempts to access the drive get a message that there is no recognized file system on the drive. I tried Norton Disk Doctor and got the same result. This is really odd because the drive was working fine and I was putting data on it, then it just stopped working. I've tried re-seating the drive's connector but that didn't help. Anybody got any good recommendations for data recovery software or, alternatively, a good lab to which I can send the drive to recover the data? Thanks.
|Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 1:20 am: |
well, if the drive can be read at all, you can use another win2000 or winxp system to read it, just plug the drive into another computer running either xp or 2000, in the proper setting (master or slave preferably on the secondary channel; i do it this way) and recover the data. if it can't be read, then you need to determine whether it'll have to be recovered professionally, and if it's worth the money you'd spend doing so.
|Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2003 - 3:28 pm: |
> you can use another win2000 or winxp system to read it, just plug the drive into another computer running either xp or 2000
Yeah, I tried this - no joy! Just the way the drive was acting, I figured that it probably got its file table screwed up, or maybe there was a head crash or something.
> then you need to determine whether it'll have to be recovered professionally, and if it's worth the money you'd spend doing so
This is what I'd like to get some recommendations about. Does a forum participant know of some good software for post-mortem data recovery? Or, alternatively, have experience with a data recovery lab and can make a recommendation?
Thanks for your input.
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|Posted on Monday, July 7, 2003 - 5:05 pm: |
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