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Recover corrupt files - suggest software

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by WebMyster, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. WebMyster

    WebMyster Thread Starter

    Feb 14, 2003
    I am in need of a software that can recover corrupted files. I'm not entirely sure whether using the word 'corrupted' is correct, so let me explain my problem.

    I had two 250GB hard drives connected on a RAID setup. My motherboard malfunctioned (manufaturers flaw which I got fixed for free) and to make a long story short, one of my hard drives failed. Failed = it makes a sudden "click" or... "tick" noise when accessing a certain section, and gives me access errors.

    My question is - is there a specific program that will allow me to recover as much data as possible from this failed drive?

    Thanks in advanced :)
  2. md2lgyk


    Jul 3, 2003
    I've seen a free program called PC Inspector File Recovery. Never used it, though I have used the companion PC Inspector Smart Recovery to recover photos from a bad SD card and it worked very well.
  3. Mumbodog


    Oct 3, 2007
    If it was a Raid 0 array, your data is gone, it can be recovered, but costs thousands of dollars at a data recover house.

    If it was Raid 1, then all the data is still on the functioning drive, mount it as a secondary hard drive in a working XP or Vista PC, then go to disk management and import the "foreign drive", then you should be able to see all your data in windows explorer.
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