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I'm sorry to hear that. First, try booting up again to make sure it wasn't just a one time glitch. If you can't boot into Windows, try and use a live Linux CD (They're free) and see if you can access the data on the drive.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/
If that doesn't work, I've frozen my hard drive in the freezer before to recover data. You have to be quick, though. It's just a temporary fix. If you can't get any data at all, it's time to contact a professional.

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You can try putting it in the freezer. Sounds crazy but it often works. One thing you need to be sure of is to copy your data off as fast as possible, so have another hard drive ready to copy to. It is not a permenant fix and your external HDD should not be used after you retrieve the data.

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/04/how-to-recover-data-from-hard-drive.html

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