What is best recover software? When PC cannot find OS (Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit)

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Shut off my computer and the next morning it would not boot....Message was Cannot find OS, Which is Win7 Ultimate 64 bit.  When I out into a dock it says need to format to use.... there is lots of very important files, especially those hidden by the OS....I have tried taking ownership as instructed on a forum but that yielded a lot of folders that were empty.... I cannot really afford to send it off to have the platter removed and put into another case to recover... it still spins and I have not heard the screeching of the head hitting the platter.

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Best free recovery software: 10 top programs to get your deleted files back
http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/applications/best-free-recover...

"You know where to find the most important files on your PC - the documents, the pictures, the music - and they're always available when you need them. So it's easy to assume that's the way it will always be.

The reality can be very different, though. Maybe you're not paying attention for a moment and delete something accidentally, perhaps there's a software bug, or something happens to corrupt your hard drive: whatever it is, the end result is that you've lost files, folders, maybe even an entire partition of valuable data.

Don't panic, though - there's a good chance that your files are still intact, somewhere on the disc. And if you act quickly then you may be able to recover everything. All you'll need is reliable free undelete software to run a scan, and we've found ten free tools which can help.

Read on for our pick of the best free undelete software..."

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