I'm resigned to getting a new drive that fine. But can anyone help me get what data is on the drive.
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Depends on whether the drive is from a desktop or notebook - and what type of drive it is. We'll need a lot more information before we can offer assistance.
You can attempt to use a Linux Live USB to recovery data:
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I would suggest you to use Advanced Disk Recovery software. I also use this software and 90% of my deleted data was recovered easily. Using this you will be able to recover data from hard drive and other storage devices.