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Replaced hard drive

I lost my hard drive after running Norton Disk Dr with the "Automatically Fix Problems" box checked. After running it, my computer wouldn't recognize that I had a hard drive anymore. Symantec said I must have a corrupted boot sector. Dell couldn't even get the diagnostics to recognize that there was a hard drive. Anyway, I replaced the hard drive this weekend, and have reloaded Windows and my drivers, and downloaded my updates, etc. My question is: Can I hook up my old hard drive as a 2nd hard drive to possibly retrieve some of the info on it that I didn't have backed up, or is it all a lost cause?

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Try connecting it as slave and after rebooting the system, your harddrive may be recosnise by the system. after copy the data and format this HDD in low level.

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You might have to uninstall the current version you have on your computer thenrestart your computer.
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I believe you mean "corrupt data". When we have message corrupt data means that something wrongs with hard disk. You can try correct problem running full disk check.

Check your hard disk for errors
You can help solve some computer problems and improve the performance of your computer by verifying that your hard disk has no errors .
Open Computer by clicking the button " Start " and then click Computer.
Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and then click Properties.
Click the Tools tab , and then , under Error-checking , click Check . Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation , type the password or provide confirmation .
To automatically fix problems with files and folders that the scan detects , select Automatically fix file system errors . Otherwise , the disk check will report problems but not solve .
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You could run the chkdsk disk utility
Click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your Hard Drive.
or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility
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Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools click check now click start two boxes
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