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STECH 320GB Corrupt Boot file

My external hard drive just suddenly stopped working and when I tried to run a virus scan on it after scanning my C: drive it stopped with an error saying could not access corrupt boot file. Is there anyway to recover the lost file so I do not lose all my data?

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Sure..take it to a recovery expert..they love this sort of work..not cheap..but highly effective..

and you may wish to consider backing up that external drive in future.

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