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How to recover the data from the crashed (external) hard disk drive (NTFS)?

How to recover the data from the crashed (external) hard disk drive (NTFS)?

The 300 GB harddisk has 2 partitions,90 GB and 200 GB! I can see the drives in windows(XP) but unable to access them, the file system is shown as RAW, 0 used space and 0 free space!..chkdsk returns the error "unable to determine volume version and date. chkddsk aborted." Is the MBR corrupt? How do I restore it?

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Guest [Entry]

"If TestDisk isn't working, I don't know what to propose to recover the partition table. Maybe someone will have better propositions.

However, recovering data from a RAW hard drive can be attempted with another tool from the maker of TestDisk: PhotoRec.

PhotoRec is initially designed to recover photos from a memory card, but it actually works with other documents. It won't help you to recover the partition, but if nothing else works, it can allow you to recover some essential data from it."