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im in a dilema and dont know what to do.. please be patient as i try to explain what has happened

im running a desktop with xp home and sp2.. its been running very well for a yr now and this is what i did last week and its consequences.. i removed comodo a/v as it was not updating and and installed a free version of avg.my main hard drive© is 120 gig and i have a slave hard drive(e) of 160gig.. everything i want to keep i place on my drive (e)this is mostly word documents,excel documents and music and photo's.. after i installed the free avg i did a full scan it found no threats so i thought all was well. anyway i shut the computer down while i had to nip out and when i came back in started the pc again and everything looked as normal. when i opened (e) drive i noticed most of the files and or folders were missing and when i was looking at the content they were just disappearing before my eyes...wow..,i did a scan on this drive for errors and none were found,i then did a system restore to the previous day and some of the folders were back but although the folders and there names were still there the folders are now empty.
i then noticed that the © drive which was previously using about 40gig was now down to only using 8gig and was running very slow (especially the internet)..
i disconnected the (e) drive from the tower and i have formatted and reinstalled xp on drive ©.

after drive© was up and running again i reconnected drive(e)and its still the same the folders are still there but are empty... any advice would be grateful as i have approx 5 yrs of photo's and countless important documents on this drive.

thanks in advance
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since my last post i have tried 4 different software recovery tools and none have found anything.. i have also run a programme called "recover my files" and this found loads of the stuff ive lost. does anyone know if this software is worth the 70 dollars they ask for me to get my files back?
can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist?
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can anyone recommend a data recovery specialist?

http://www.ontrack.com
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