Have a friend who has corrupt files/partition on an external hdd (Maxtor).
I did a chkdsk w/ no switches and it shows files that need to be repaired.
He owned a utility that said it could recover lost data but we eventually
gave up because after3-4 days it was less than 50% done.

I was going to use Ontrack (mostly because I'm familiar with it). I even
kinda think that if I told chkdsk to fix it it would probably work.

Any thoughts or recommendations appreciated!