Ubuntu booted from CD could recognize the drive and its label, but could not mount it.
I ran CHKDSK /f, it marked some clusters, but could still not access the drive.
I installed and ran PC Inspector, and told it to find lost data. It spent a couple of days working, said it had found 74730 lost files. Then an error message appeared - NT_read error, error no. 23. I tried all three buttons, Abort, Retry, and Ignore, multiple times, but the same error always reappears. Now when I click on F: in windows explorer, it says "F: is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect".
Of course I want to recover as much of the 400 GB as possible, and PC Inspector was looking like it was going to do that, but any ideas on how to get past this error?
thanks - gred