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My Hard Drive crashed, and The Dell Tech Support said to buy a HD Enclosure, to access my data on the HD. I did, and when attempting to access the HD Files, it says it needs to be formatted, which will destroy all of my DATA!! NO! I attempted to run chkdsk on the HD, and it says the file type is RAW, and cannot run chkdsk. What else can I do? or have I lost everything?? HELP!!!
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You cab try this program TESTDISK it helped me a couple of times to recover data from HD that were said to be RAW
http://www.cgsecurit...stDisk_Download

Here is a brief description of its features,

TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.
TestDisk can
Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
Fix FAT tables
Rebuild NTFS boot sector
Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
Fix MFT using MFT mirror
Locate ext2/ext3 Backup SuperBlock
Undelete files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
Copy files from deleted FAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3 partitions.
TestDisk has features for both novices and experts. For those who know little or nothing about data recovery techniques, TestDisk can be used to collect detailed information about a non-booting drive which can then be sent to a tech for further analysis. Those more familiar with such procedures should find TestDisk a handy tool in performing onsite recovery.

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I appreciate the link to the program. However, I am a novice, and I have no Idea HOW to use it!! LOL! Can you give some advice?
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HAHA, Now I see the photo.rec_Win file..... I ran it, and it says that The disk has Bad Sectors, and it didn't restore any files. Is there a way to get around this? The Drive Shows that it has 14GB worth of Data on it, so I know SOMETHING is there. I just don't know how to get to it.
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First thing is to creat a folder called backup in the TESTDISK folder: (Please take note that I am using version 6.11 so if any screen is different then I am sorry)

Second start the program and choose the HD in question out of the list

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Choose the Intel partition table and choose Analyse, it will then tell you there is no partition found

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Do a quick Search and it will analyse your HD and list what it finds

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Choose a folder to copy and Type C and then choose the folder where you want the folder to be copied.

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Repeat the process for any other folder you want to copy.


Hope this will help you
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When analysing the partition, it keeps giving me "read error" at xxxxxx/xx. basically it says each cylinder is unreadable, i think. When I run the photorec.exe, it says there is a read error at each sector.
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