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Linux won't work because he already altered the partition table. Even if the drive was accessible (which it won't be) I/O functions from a Live cd are DOG slow. His best option is to hook up that drive as a slave and access it through another installation of Windows. Try using a free program called Recuva:

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

If that program doesn't work try EASUS Data Recovery. I've recovered 20 Gigs worth of files from an external harddrive with that program so I'm speaking from experience. If you do ANYTHING to the drive like install something or even run a program you'll greatly decrease your chances of recovery. One time I downloaded recovery software and just having that program in temp then download folder partially overwrote the very files I was trying to recover.

Live CD won't work as someone already mentioned because the partition table has been wiped. Linux Live requires at least the partition table.

I second RECUVA... It's free, and does a pretty good job of reading, piecing together and recovering RAW data. It can't hurt to try before investing in "paid" software that does the same thing in reading raw data from the drive.
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I don't have any experience with Recuva. However i have used Active@ Partition Recovery for Windows by Lsoft Link It is paid license ($40.00) however i have found it is able to recover just about anything i have thrown at it. I would look into this as an option if Recuva doesn't work
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Thanks guys , i used test disk and its found 14 differnt partitions all rediculas sizes , alot more than 4tb . I need to try get the file structure as this is cruical . no o.s was installed on this drive but with massive amounts of data from films to hundreds of peices of software , isos,exes and well you get the idea . im going to try r-studio then ill try more options
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