You could do a search on drive recovery services on the web. But it sounds like ya'll are SOL ... unless you have a backup drive or tape.
You should be able to finds something to make backups across several CD-RW disks. As far as getting the data back, try scanning through those Scandisk files with Notepad or Word or something. They're wierd-named text files. Maybe you can snag something from there (though it may take some work, and won't likely house a full file). I think that's just a wierd Windows bug that has been there the whole time. I have had a machine which ran DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and now Windows 98 do it, and I have also done it to Windows XP trying to install an old graphics program. Windows must be easy to shatter (but so is Linux, but that's beside the point. Fortunately Linux is tougher.).Skaff said:Unfortunately, we do not have any data backups in place. But we will soon after this.
Just got an estimate for data recovery - $575-$1900, ouch. Not an option for us.
I used to know of one and I'll pass it on as soon as I find it again. Anyway, they claim they can snag just about anything, even from a screwed CD-R or a mulireformatted hard disk. This isn't it but you can try http://www.dtidata.com/ . I think http://www.actionfront.com/AF241OVO.ASP is it, and you may want to do your own "data recovery" search. There are a bunch out there.Pseudocyber said:You could do a search on drive recovery services on the web. But it sounds like ya'll are SOL ... unless you have a backup drive or tape.