Kindly help me out here. Hope i can find a solution like a lot of others who have got their problem fixed.
I was using a WD 250 GB 3.5" HD for the past 5 years. I had 2 partitions in it ( 1. General 2. NS). It was working well until recently when i had some issues with my Windows 7 i thought of reinstalling it. I then shifted most of my data to the external HDD as back up and reinstalled Win 7. The data's were transferred mostly to General Partition which was 150 GB and was now almost 80 percent full after data transfer. After reinstalling Win 7, i had difficulty in accessing the hard drive. But i was able to access it with data recovery software when i just backed up a small portion of files when it got struck when it was backing up photos. Then i was not able to access the HD with NS partition showing on My Computer but not the General Paritition. Whenever i click the NS partition it will get struck. I could not see the General partition at all in Disk management.
Then i gave my HD for data recovery where the professional formatted it and has recovered a partition which was not actually RAW( NS), but could'nt access the other partition which was RAW and says that its cluster is defective, and it keeps asking for formatting.
I want to know if i can recover data from it and what my options are ? I need that partition which is very important to me. Kindly advice.