This is Tony from Aurora Data Recovery.
Your own comment that professional Data recovery may be an option is
certainly a wise choice, but the deciding factor is yours alone, and is
probably based upon the value of the information. In other words, is it
easily replaceable such as net music, or is it difficult or even
impossible to replace.
The comment about astronomic charges by another contributor is highly
inaccurate, at least, as concerns our company. There are certainly many
data recovery companies motivated entirely by large profits, but not
Beware of ANY companies using terms such as "Guaranteed Cheapest",
using post boxes or mobile telephone numbers. Be equally cautious of
ANY pay in advance schemes.
>From your own description of the events surrounding the problem, I
think that a hard disk crash is most unlikely, the problem is probably
rather easy to resolve; anyone telling you otherwise is trying to make
a fast buck at your expense.
Now for the advertising part: Aurora IT Systems have been in the data
recovery business for more years than I care to admit; well over 20 in
fact. We have state of the art labs and recover data from plane
crashes, tsunami flooding, arson and deliberate sabotage. Your drive
should represent no problem at all.
I suggest that you take a look at our site: http://www.aurora.se
And then either sent an email or give us a call. We are staffed every
day of the year and additionally have very generous discounts ( -50%)
for students and private users.
I hope that we can assist you