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I have two WD My Book II 2 Tb drives. Yesterday I was able to access both drives. Today when I try to access the drives I get a "the disk structure is corrupted and unreadable" error. I also get asked to reformat the drives. One drive is connected to the computer by firewire 800 and the second is daisy-chained to the first. I have work with this forum before to take care of a virus problem, so I know you will have a lot of questions. I do not want to reformat the disks. I have a lot of data on the drives that I can not loose.

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Dell 32-bit optiplex 755
Windows 7 operating system
Disk manager sees both disk and say they are healthy
The disk were formatted NTFT is now says they are RAW

Thank you for your help

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Hi JonF
Try Puppy Linux to recover your data http://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/

If you are able to run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions :thumbsup:
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Just Simply Clean the disk using "disk clean up" in properties of that disk
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