Re: How to copy data off a formatted hard Drive
If this is a failing drive, you'll most likely have to use Recuva or another data recovery program. Sounds like the partition table may have been screwed up, causing the PC to want to format it.
I've had this happen before. SMART features said the drive was failing. Didn't pay attention to it, as it was just a crap back up drive. Found out I had some important pictures on it, and it failed. I couldn't get any recovery to get the files. I formatted, and used Recuva again, and was able to pull off 8000 pictures, in less than an hour.
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