I have created a backup on my Maxtor external 250gig harddrive using the Maxtor software that came with the drive. This backup consisted of years of pictures and Microsoft excel and word docs. When using the Maxtor software to create a backup, it creates one single file (I guess some type of zip or compressed) that contains all of the my data. I know this because I looked on the drive and saw this one icon. There was no other data on this drive other than that one backup file.
OK...the problem: My XP computer (that the maxtor was hooked to) had been running pretty slow. So I booted off my XP cd to reinstall XP. I went to delete the partition and accidently deleted the partition of the Maxtor drive.
(YES...I AM AN IDIOT) I immediatly stopped what I was doing and disconnected the maxtor external hd. I then hooked it to another pc that has your software on it. I went into windows explorer to see if I can see the drive. I did see it, but when clicking on it, it came up with a message that I must first format my drive. I then formated my drive, but used the fast format option.
I am currently running your software which is about one quarter thru the process. It is finding some files, but everything I attempt to preview shows corrupt. What gives?