09-14-2011, 05:48 AM
Once you have made a guess that your problem is not caused by a faulty drive then you can proceed by using a powerful data recovery tool. These programs are pretty similar in overall appearance so you must be careful when choosing one to buy. The first thing to know is that 90% of the data recovery programs offered do not work. Find a program that will let you both test it thoroughly through a trial and will also allow you to preview the recovered files. This way you know before you purchase whether your data is retrievable. Beware of "membership" style websites offering you access to their data recovery library, as these are just e-book sites giving no more information than you are reading here. Valid working data recovery programs will scan your entire hard drive and locate files accidentally deleted as well as those removed by reloading of your operating system before a sufficient file back up has been made.