How come it takes days to unformat my hard drives?

by on February 28, 2010

Q: I have a EIDE drive that is being used as a secondary drive. My question is that recently I had a main hard drive failure. I used the manufacturer’s recovery kit and restored the system but instead of just formatting my main hard drive it formatted my secondary hard drive too. I have tried using Spotmau’s PowerSuite Professional disc at boot up to recover the data by doing a unformat process. During that the file list creation it takes days probably weeks if I let it run and still doesn’t get the file list created. What do I need to expedite and complete this process?