From Active@ Data Recovery Software
An easy to use, safe, and efficient data recovery tool, even if your system is not bootable.
Active@ File Recovery for Windows provides the ability to effectively recover data as a result of having been accidentally deleted, formatted or otherwise lost.
The Enterprise package of Active@ File Recovery also includes a Partition Recovery tool. They can be launched from the bootable CD to work with a crashed or failing computer system.
It is the only way to recover your data even if your system is not bootable
Active@ File Recovery Enterprise installation package contains a CD/DVD ISO image that you can burn to get a bootable CD or DVD with a lightweight version of Windows Vista (c) running in RAM (WinPE 2.0). It is the only way to recover your data in the case that your system is not bootable and you cannot attach the damaged Hard Disk Drive to another machine.
File Recovery Tips
File recovery utilities take advantage of the fact that the actions performed when emptying the Windows Recycle Bin are reversible. When a file is deleted, the operating system only changes the attribute of the space used by the file from an "occupied" status to an "available" status. The files information is hidden until it can be unlocked by a recovery
FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5