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Data Rescue PC 3

I've used Data Rescue PC 3 on several occasions and had good luck with it. The download consists of a CD/DVD image. The program requires you to burn this image to a blank CD or DVD and then boot the ailing PC from the removable media you've created. This is an important capability, since installing a data recovery utility onto the disk that needs to be recovered risks data loss.