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Getting recorded data from my Hard Drive asking to be formatted!

I have a 3.5 mobile adaptec hardrive which has data on it. Recently, my computer had to be restored to original brand new condition so I also had to re-install all my other programs and hardware such as Adaptec. Although my Adaptec Hardrive was not connected during the recovery process of my Sony Vaio PGFrv26 with Home XP,(don't know if that is x64 or x86) it will not open at all now as it is asking to format it! I tried to open it without formatting in another Sony, different model with Windows XP Professional...same thing. Then I tried to open it with an Asus computer with Windows XP....same is asking to be formatted! can I get my data from it now?

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You might need to add bit more information
IE: type of hard drive external ,usb pen drive ,internal SATA ,IDE>???
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
for internal hard drives
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards.
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA

The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide
this will be the first to fail
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty
or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
for usb drives
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices
if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver
if you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver
If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it.

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All is not lost! (although that drive is most likely a goner...)
Modern hard drives take a beating better than their older counterparts, though they remain semi-fragile devices that rely on super precise internal balancing and magnetics. You're right that it's most in jeopardy when writing, but the sound you're describing indicates that it's read/write heads can't align themselves correctly.
The bad news is there's no way for you to remedy this without a state of the art clean lab and the precision tools to re-manufacture, or simply realign as the case may be, this hard drive.
The good news is most hard drive manufacturers offer a data recovery service for their hardware, so you can send your drive in and get back a fixed one complete with your old data. Even if you're out of service I'd call regardless as most are happy to sell you into recovery work. If you find that it's a dead end, don't despair. Do an internet search for 'data recovery hard drives' in your local area and you may be pleasantly surprised. Many Data-smith companies exist these days for the sole purpose of recovering data that was lost to a drive crash.
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