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If your system gets a malware infection, booting can be next to impossible -- and even if you've followed all the best security precautions, sometimes hardware or software failures can render your system inaccessible. Make sure you're prepared by setting up a recovery USB stick ahead of time.
More weekly Sunday goodness from Lifehacker. Last week we brought you their list of the top malware removers, and this week it's a fine top five list of free data recovery tools.
It's taken four and a half years, but the data recovery specialists charged with extracting data from a cracked, charred 400MB Seagate drive aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia have done their duty, retrieving 99% of the information written to the disk. The Columbia burned up on re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003, over Louisiana and Texas. Computerworld reports that the drive was found in a dry lakebed and handed to a team at Kroll Ontrack about six months after the tragedy, but the successful recovery has only just come to light. So, you ask, what was on the drive that was so important?