Sata drive 1 and 2- Recovery
Hi every one.
This is my first post so i apologise in advance for any mistakes.
I have a windows xp machine with 2 sata hdd.
the main sata drive has the windows operating system on it DRIVE C:
the second SATA drive DRIVE F: was used only to store music pictures and films.
2 days ago upon rebooting the pc, windows decided to run checkdsk on drive F; checking for consistency but it remained at 0 percent for over 4 hours so i rebooted pc logged into windows as normal. I can access all files in c drive but when i try to access drive F: i get a message saying cannot access drive f:because of input/output error.
so i downloaded the latest knoppix,very impressive, it detected and mounted sata drive 1 (C: drive) but did not mount Sata 2 (Drive f:) it does pick it up and states the type of drive it is but it hasn't mounted it and i cannot access it or any files on it.
Do you have any ideas what i can do and if it is at all possible do get the family pictures off it?
I'm new to knoppix but find it impressive and would like any ideas you have through your knowledge or any programs you know that can recover data from a drive like this.
thanks in advance