a friend of mine gave me his hdd to try and recover as its decided its not formatted anymore. he needs as much stuff off it as he can get (photos of his kids etc).

i have the program getdataback and i have used it before to recover my music that disappeared. but i used it last in xp and when i went to use it in vista it will not start.

when i start it, it just gives the error "getbackdata has stopped working" etc. i tried making it run in xp sp2 mode and made it run as admin but same result.

any help or an alternative way to get his data back would be most appreciated.