How can I recover data from a faulty USB external hard drive?

05 Feb 2010
05 Feb 2010 | |

I have Western Digital USB External Hard Drive Cap 1GB

I begin noticing the problems after my son drop it while I was using it After that I was not being able to have access from my computer, but windows does recognize it on the device manager.

I need to rescue my files 3 yrs of familiy fotos and videos. I tried to see maybe it would work on my laptop but I get 2 messages, one is: “Device I/O error” and the other is “Drive not formatted”, its asking me to format the drive I don’t want to do that.

Can anybody help, Please any suggestions.

Ok the Question is; Is there a good software that I can use to fix my problem?, whats the name?