Hello, sorry if this is the wrong section but I really need help.
My GFs has some hard disk problems. All of a sudden she couldn't boot up the windows anymore ( XP home edition; SP 1&2 ). As soon as that window picture apears the computer restarts. So I took her HDD to my place to try to save her data before formating the drive since she has some irreplaceble things on it and no back up. First I tried just pluging it in my PC but then not even my PC wouldn't boot, so I put it in an external hdd casing and access it over the USB but I stil couln't do it. When she bought the PC it had only 1 partiton so if I format it she will lose all.
When I plug her HDD in my computer he does apear in my computer as a component but I can't do anything with it. It allways has some error. When I tried looking at the properties of her drive it says; Free space 0, Used space 0, Format: RAW. So I guess that something is wrong with her HDD format.
So, does anyone know if there is a program that can format a disk without losing the data on it... or anyway to recover that date before formating it.
Srry for my bad english
It's not exactly your issue, but the suggested software might help. In your case you have not deleted a Partition, but it appears that the Partition Table has some corrupted data regarding the Primary Partition. I would hope that tools designed to recover Partitions also have ways to diagnose and fix your problem.