tryiong to get data off a drive

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hey guys,

I don't normally post in here but am looking for some help!

I have a hard drive that won't give me access to the directory, it keeps saying I need to format the hard drive but that will lose all my work :(

it was formatted originally on a xp machine but no longer gets recognised on xp machines, and on this it gets found but asks to format...

does anyone have any advice?
 
Don
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download partedmagic iso

burn with imgburn

boot from cd

open the 'testdisk' application, that can restore partition tables, should take a matter of seconds

all your data should just be 'there' after that.



ps..


backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup, backup ;)
 
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