My computer recently crashed and needed to be formatted. Before formatting I was able to access my files via safemode and started transferring them to my external hard drive. I got an IO error and the whole system froze. When I restarted it my external drive reads as almost full (5 megs free of 1TB) when there should be close to 300-400 gigs left. Also all the data on the disc has garbage filenames and all folders read as empty. I was running Windows XP Home SP3 and hard drive was a Hammer Morespace 1TB drive. I was wondering if there is any way to recover the data, I don't need it all, just some irreplaceable documents and pictures.
I head that it might have something to do with buffer overflow though I have no idea, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Image is what the drive currently looks like in Windows.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/Kerrillian/CrashedDrive.jpg