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HELP ! Lost photos on SD card


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jaacquie

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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!

Recently I was watching some videos off my Olympus 1GB SD card (using the card reader on my laptop) when the video started stuffing up, so I closed it, even though it came up with the non-responding message and I restarted my laptop.

When it finished restarting, I put the memory card in and now every time I try to open up the memory card it comes up with a message saying "The disk in drive E is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". But I click no because I really don't want to lose the videos and pictures on there. I've tried running Recuva but it came up with a message saying "Unable to read boot sector".

I really really don't want to lose the pictures forever :) Is there something I can do or should I just format the drive and run Recuva? If anyone could help me I'd be foreveeer thankful.
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Hi jaacquie and welcome to Geeks to Go.

Do not reformat. Once you do, all hope is lost.
Try ZAR.
Try Adroit Recovery
Also PhotoRec
But with a boot sector failure, it may be a no go.

Edited by 123Runner, 29 December 2009 - 11:05 AM.

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happyrock

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another one to try is MjM Free Photo Recovery Software...its freeware
MjM Free Photo Recovery Software will recover images that have been deleted from a memory card, or from memory cards that have been formatted
get it here
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