If you need data off the drive, get an external hard drive, and get a copy of data rescue II. run the quick scan. They let you run a test scan to see if it gets anything. It's worth a the $100, as I just ran it on my sister's macbook, and it saved close to 6,000 files, including her important lesson plans and school papers. Likewise I've only heard great things about Steve Gibson's spinrite; if you have access to a windows machine.
12/20/08 at 6:51pm