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hello...

I already saw this thread here: http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...ormatting.html

And I basically have the exact same problem. For some reason one partition on my external 1TB HDD (Verbatim) is asking to be formatted. The other partition works perfectly fine. I tried searching for lost data with GetDataBack but I only get "Error 87". PCInspector gives me a "access violation at address XXXXXXXX in module 'filerecovery.exe".

Out of all the drives/partitions I have, this is by far the most important one

Is there anything else I can try doing besides formatting and then searching for lost data? & is there some specific setting I should use when formatting to increase my chances of a successful recovery of at least some files? Also, I can't quite remember whether the drive was formatted in FAT or NTFS...if I formatted it in the wrong system, would that mean there is no chance at all to recover any data?

Thanks in advance. I'm very depressed now.
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Can you right click on the partition and scan it for bad sectors or errors ?

If you have to, as a very last resort format it , do the quick erase not the slow thorough one. Also don´t write any data to the drive after you format it, just use recuver or whatever software you prefer straight away.
Good luck.
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No, I can't check for errors because it's shown as RAW.
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Oh god, I just remembered there was a TrueCrypt volume on that drive...no wonder I can't recover anything
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This is a stab in the dark , but you might be able to use something like KNOPPIX for this.

http://www.knoppix.net/about.php
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