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Drive recovery (not mine, thankfully) Dec. 7th, 2007 02:09 pm
One of my colleagues has suffered a fairly catastrophic drive failure on their laptop - the FAT seems completely scrambled for a start - and has no backup of the data.

Can anyone recommend a company/method that might recover his data without causing him complete bankruptcy?

From: mrz80
Date: December 7th, 2007 - 03:30 pm (Link)
Gibson Research's SpinRite is the best 90 bucks I have ever spent on computer forensic hoo-ha. I've recovered drives that I'd held out no hope whatsoever for. It's worth a shot. If you can reconstruct the sectors the FAT was sitting on, you stand a dandy chance of resuscitating the drive at least long enough to extract the data.