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i_got_a_mohawk

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I have 2 hard drives, i have a 200Gb sata drive that i use as my main C drive, and i had an 80Gb IDE harddrive that i was using to backup images, videos and music

I formatted the 200Gb HDD and reinstalled windows, everything was working fine, i started copying files from the backup drive to the C drive, and then the backup drive dissapeared :tazz: ;)

A friend of mine gave me a program that can search the logical tables or something of the drive, it found all the files and it was coming up that they were all still fine (proper file size) , but when i was transfering some of it back over it was only a tiny portion of the size it used to be and the file was useless

Is there anything i can do to rescue the files that are apparently all there, ive not tried using another IDE cable, could this be the problem?

Alot of this music is irreplaceable as are alot of the images which i had taken over the past year and a bit on my digi cam :help:

Please help me guys!!! :help: :help: :help:
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*bump*

comeone, i need help with this :tazz:
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:tazz: If you dont have a second computer in the house try borrowing a friends computer and put that in as the second drive in that, then you might be able to transfer through that one over a ethernet or internet... or usb into your computer... you might also be able to put the IDE in as the main hd and then get the basic drivers into it then use the sata as a secondary and transfer files that way into it. Of course my suggestions dont generally come out to well and proove highly risky... this on the other hand might proof to damage all your files but it may work or it may not. You choice :help:

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I do have another PC, but its a tiny PC, and it doesnt have any spare IDE's, and i cant remove any of them because tiny were [bleep]s ang GLUED! the IDE cables n such in!

Im gonna try getting another IDE cable and also try using the other IDE slot on my motherboard first
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In the future, I HIGHLY recommend burning your backup data down to DVD or CD.

But for now your best bet is another PC to plug your IDE hdisk into.
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Aye, well i assumed the hardrive had been fine for months so why wouldnt it last a day more, so i could copy everything back, and with uni and working alot i dont really have the time to burn however many DVD's i would have had to
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