We have a harddisk in a computer that has stopped working. If we plug the harddisk into another computer, we see it in Window's Disk Management. However, Disk Management wants us to initialize the hard disk, which we did not proceed with.
We do not want to mess with the disk further (in case it jeopardizes recovery by a data recovery professional). However, is there anyway to make a full clone of the harddisk (mbr, data, partition tables etc) and perhaps mount it as a virtual disk somewhere so we can work on it?
We are open to both freeware and paid software.