how should i go about recovering this hard drive?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i bought a cheap pci-e 1x sata and pata card and plugged a pata drive into it. everything was fine until i went to write some data to the hard drive.

    windows started freaking out and telling me repeatedly that it was having write delay errors

    i rebooted the computer and now the drive is inaccessible. it wants me to format it.

    i have a backup of the drive, but a have a couple of new things on the busted drive that i'd like to save. i plan on using getdataback for ntfs to grab those

    or is there some other way i could go about rebuilding the FAT or something?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    IRQ conflict maybe.
     
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    If you were getting Delayed Write Failure errors, then those new files never got written to disk. Sorry man.
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    not a big deal about those files. just that i can no longer access the drive, i'll try getdataback for ntfs

    edit: i just realized it was still plugged into that crappy card. it wasn't working earlier today, now everything looks fine. i gotta throw that card out. i have another pci pata card that i know works perfectly
     
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