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Retrieving data from 2nd hard drive


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#1 lilgoomer

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

Hello,
After getting majorly fubar'd with trojan, virus or malware... I just finally wiped the my hard drive and reinstalled XP Pro... what ever happened it made recovery or booting from cd impossible! I have a second hard drive that contained back ups and data, photos.. other things. Now XP does not see it in My Computer but can see it in Bios and through Computer Management as unallocated. What can be done to get the data off without formatting it? I know it is such a newbie question but this whole ordeal has kicked my butt :wacko:

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

You can try various programs which attempt to recover files from hard drives/partitions with problems. Examples of such programs which various members have recommended in the past:

Partition Find and Mount free partition recovery software - http://findandmount.com/

Recovery Software, Partition Table Doctor - http://www.ptdd.com/

Recovery Software, Recover My Files - http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

Now XP does not see it in My Computer but can see it in Bios and through Computer Management as unallocated. What can be done to get the data off without formatting it? :wacko:


Are you running XP SP3?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

Yes I am running XP Pro SP3




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