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> Hard drive failed. BIOS still recognizes drive, but windows XP does not.
> Are the software data recovery tools worthwhile?
Depends. How did it "fail?"
If it's simply a partition table or mbr problem, then yes, software can
help you recover that fairly easily. On the other hand, if you have
physical problems with the drive, the chances of recovering the data