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Help!! Hd Crash-need To Recover Data

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LawyerLynn

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Joined
Nov 30, 2002
Location
Arkansas
I'm running windows xp pro on two 80 gig HDD's that I"ve striped using my Mobo's onboard RAID function and then partitioned into a 100 GB logical drive and a 60 GB logical drive. My Outlook .PST file for all my email was on the 60 gig drive. My boot sector and MBR's got corrupted (thank you very much Norton Disk Doctor:mad: ) I managed, using recovery console to repair stuff and get the OS up and running, but in the process I had to delete the 60 GB partition and then restore and reformat it and I was unable to save the .PST file before doing that (no way to access the disk at all prior to repair of MBR and NTFS tables). I know there are software programs out there that in theory can help me locate and recover the lost .PST file from the partition but I don't know which is best and if there is a freeware rather than a $100+ solution. The .PST file contains about 3 months worth of email and I was planning on backing up as soon as Disk Doctor scanned everything. Sadly, Disk Doctor seems to have caused the problem that made me lose the data I wanted to back up. Any ideas, help, suggestions on how to get this file back from the deleted partition would be useful. Note, while I deleted the partition, when I restored it, I restored it in the same size as it was to begin with and just ran a NTFS quick format from recovery console. My C:\ is unaffected and was not modified in any way. Only this one 60 Gig. partion. Any ideas or do I just need to write off the file and all that email as gone forever (no, I've already checked, backup copies from my ISP's server are not available).
 

josi

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Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Location
Riga, Latvia
I've used Tiramisu for NTFS in the past, but now it is bought by Ontrack, they offer it under EasyRecovery name.