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If I understand correctly, you can only boot your device into the fastboot mode and nothing else, right? Did you try OEM (Samsung) stock recovery by pressing UpVolume+Power button and had any success? If not, then here is one way to recover your data, but you'll need one thing for this: You should have the CWM (ClockWorkMod) recovery image for your device, ...
installing something like ROM Manager might help. check this screenshot: https://lh4.ggpht.com/mCWZ9q9niBabx-HBbrlez8hFxAh0VrhNl2y0_diCmxbmj93BF36nuPR_KcACgYXuXstd=h900-rw
Usually, factory-resets do not touch the SD cards (neither internal and explicitly not external) unless there's an option to explicitly do so and one has checked that. In my experience (as far as I can remember from CWM) my cards were never touched. I'm currently using twrp where one has to explicitly check the corresponding boxes if one wishes to wipe them ...
i'm no expert, but if you go to the bootloader, by (on my nexus 4) holding volume down then power up, then it says
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