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Hard drive is corrupted and unreadable

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I have installed a hard drive which crashed, as a secondary drive. It recognises the disk as F: IS NOT ACCESSIBLE - THE FILE OR DIRECTORY IS CORRUPTED AND UNREADABLE.

The file system is now RAW with O Bytes capacity.

I have tried error checking / fixing the disk in properties, but nothing happens. Is there any way of getting back the data using software.

It was originally NTFS and has about 100gb of data on it.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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    motto - Just get-er-done

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you can try this with a knoppix bootable CD.


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you could also try a data recovery software.... personally I've used getdataback from runtimesystems... you can download and try running it to see if it can see anything before you buy the software.... short of that or above your next option would be a pro data recovery shop but they generally charge quite a bit of money... typically $hundreds+
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