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Allocation table problem. overlap of sectors and no drive letter assigned. cannot get my all data files inside! Save me please..

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Sounds like the drive may have been formated/reformated the wrong size.

This can be troublesome to repair but there are some consumate pros around who can help you.

Try, Armor-IT Data Recovery, you can search them in our database or on google and they will be happy to help get your files back.


Posted on May 17, 2009

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Some of the contents of that 'Table of Contents' are invalid.

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I just plugged it in and can't figure out how to save files on it. Please help.

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My Lacie external drive no longer shows on my list of peripherals. It now just says E: and asks if I want to format the disk. How can I retrieve what was on the Lacie? The device makes a kind of cricket...

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It is totally free; I have tested this just now and was able to restore my files in seconds! Download and install it. After the files were scanned, select of them and click Restore button. You can choose which drive you want to save them, and yes, you can choose drive C.

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