Unreadable dell OS drive ... no boot
Partition magic said "too many errors"
XP ( when it's on my server as a slave ) says "Drive not formatted"
Ubuntu Linux ( "Feisty Fawn" ) ---- Live CD
( booting OS from CD and running OS totally from CD )
Bip! bam! boom !
Into the drive - recovered all data - not even a wimper!
Gotta love it - and it's free also.