I pulled the drive and put it in a match system as a slave and got NO errors, and new hardware found and working properly messages. But when I try to open it ,I get the message that the drive needs formatted. I have been unable to get in it although current BIOS, S.M.A.R.T. ,and device manager appear that the drive is fine. I could lose everything on it fine with me! EXCEPT TWO EMAILS FROM MY 45 year old SISTER-IN-LAW that DIED WEDENSDAY!!!!! I would send the drive to anyone that could get the "outlook express" inbox from it. Or tell me how. I have not formatted it, and it apears to pass tests but seems to messed up the operating system perhaps from the cleaning, defragging, and XP CD repairs. When in another computer as slave it recognizes that the drive is not empty and asks to format when I press open. HELP PLEASE HELP ME FIND A "DATA RECOVERY PROGRAM" would pay for help or program. Please dicuss options and my hdd details to determine what might work.
Edited by crunch, 14 November 2006 - 12:28 AM.