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I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

Q: I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management. What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6 GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.

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Preferred Solution: I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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The hard drive is NOT physically damaged, only inaccessible due to the current state: I accidentally, began ghost imaging and completed about 10% of the initial process before I canceled it. So now the system won't boot. I get a single flashing cursor
in the top left corner of the screen. If I connect the hard drive to a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect it to my Windows XP computer it will show that the 'Mass Storage Device' is found and installed. But I can't see the device in My Computer or Disk Management.
What I think needs to be done is have the device connected via USB mounted so that I can use a file recovery program to scan the drive for files. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I can complete the reimage and then try to recover the file but its about 2.6
GB in size and I have a feeling that no programs will be able to successfully recover the whole file. I would like to recover the file without reimaging the drive because chances of the files being overwritten are much greater if the image completes.

A:I need to recover a zipped file from a corrupted hard drive

There are plenty of file recovery tools to deal with your problem. But whatever tool you use, I would still make an image of the damaged drive just in case that revovery tools makes more damage than necessary. Use Zip Restore Toolbox from
http://www.zip.restoretools.com/

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i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

Its is disk I

A:corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.

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Any1 know of a way or if it is possable to recover files from a crrrupted hard dirve myself with an application or another way? I have many Digital photos on the hardrive and photoshop work. Any help tnx in advance.

Tnx, Bob
 

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On my family's oldest computer (a Dell Dimension 8200, running Windows XP), we have recently gotten an error message that reads as follows.

"WARNING: Dell?s Disk Monitoring System has detected that drive 0 on the primary EIDE controller is operating outside of normal specifications. It is advisable to immediately back up your data and replace your hard-disk drive by calling your support desk or Dell Computer Corporation.

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."

Now, it says to back up the files immediately, but when I try and start up the computer, it takes forever but can get to the User Accounts screen (where you choose as whom you want to log in). When you select someone, it crashes and reboots. In my opinion, this computer is so out of date that we should just get rid of it, but my dad still thinks there are documents that he wants to save. I'm trying to just get the files off this machine and stored somewhere (on a different network computer or external hard drive on the network), but I can't access the files from anywhere.

I have the recovery console option or safe mode, but I have never used either of these, so I don't want to mess things up further. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!

(PS - If it really is a dud, just let me know?)

A:Recover files from (corrupted?) hard drive

Now I get a blue screen (Can't even get to login page!) that reads
"UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

*** STOP: 0x000000ED (0x822E5590,0xC000014F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"

I have no idea what any of this means!

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I was installing steam games on my 1tb external hard drive, and accidentaly unplugged it, when ever i try to intall anything more i get disk write error, and formating the disk have not helped.
 

A:Solved: corrupted file on external hard drive

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So i made a study for my exam tomorrow in a WPS file n now it wont open!
can anybody help me out please!!???
 

A:how do i recover a corrupted WPS file??

burn it to a disc or put on a usb flash use someones comp to open it with word

obviously try opening it with right click
open with
????
what do you have? open office? notepad?
 

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At a shoot, I was capturing straight from my camera into FCP. I was using the log and capture window. After closing the log and capture window, I began to break down my equipment and unplugged my hard drive instead of my camera. Now, I am not able to open the file I captured. I can see the file on my hard drive, but I can not access the file. Is there a way to recover a corrupted .mov file?
 

A:Can I recover a corrupted .mov file?

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I can not access my inbox within Outlook Express.  I have changed the inbox.dbx file to inbox.old and launched OE.  This created a new inbox.dbx file and I was able to access my inbox.  Next, I copied the old file back replacing the new inbox.dbx file.  Again I was not able to access the inbox or see any of the emails.  The error number received is 0x800c0131. I now have it set back up with a new .dbx file so we can receive the new email.  What I need to know is if there is anyway to access the email from the old inbox.dbx file.

A:How to recover email from a corrupted inbox.dbx file?

Visit following ms thread to know the same issue https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ae400b3b-17c2-4e89-b509-261ce01f185f/how-to-repair-damaged-dbx-file-of-outlook-express?forum=messengerconnect

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Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file? My wife had spent about a week putting one together and (luckily) when done presenting she wanted to save it and MOVED (not copied) it to a key drive (big mistake to trust the move). When she got home the file was corrupted and she cannot open it.
Anyone know any possibilities to recover this?
Thanks!
 

A:Are there any tools available to recover a corrupted PowerPoint file?

The file may not have been fully written when she removed the thumb (key) drive, and if that is the case, there is nothing that will be able to fix the file that was not completely saved.
 

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My DELL Inspiron N5010 15R, Harddisk WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 is not starting up. While diagnostic test performed by pressing F12 at startup I am getting an Error Code 2000-0146 Hard drive-DST Short test Fail.
What I am really worried about is losing my data as I did not take any back up of it. What should I do? In case I have to replace my harddisk is there any way to recover my data before replacing my harddisk.
 

A:Recover data from my corrupted internal hard disk

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Still having issues with a Backup file that was created on XP-PRO. Icreated the backup to my D:\ as I was going to Re-format my C:\ in order to re-install my O/S. Once I was ready to recover that backup i got an error message that read"This file contains Unrecognized data and cannot be used". The only suitable way that I have found to recover these files is by paying upwards of $600.00 to a professional data recovery co. That is not at all a feasible option, so I have given up on recovering the entire backup file and am now simply focused on recovering specific files. Is there a program which allows me to "pick & choose" which files I want to recover from a corrupted backup file? I know it's a shot in the dark, but I am at my wit's end. Thanks for taking the time to read about my problem.
 

A:Recover SPECIFIC files only from a corrupted Backup file?

If that was possible, your problems would be over.

The backup will likely be a single file, with complex compression. Unlikely a file-by-file collation. Part of it will be a table of contents, which when uncompressed allows the file to be reconstructed to its many discrete files.

Unless you can actually open the file, I just cannot see how you could extract some discrete portions. The corruption is severe enough that the file structure is no longer recognised, so I simply can't envisage how you could take a section of the compressed code to extract anything, as its unlikely to be possible to determine what part of what file it is.

I wish you luck and hope someone has an answer, but doubt that it's going to be a runner.
 

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Hi users,share the basic tips of MDF file recovery with good example and when the tool support with all over MS windows and MS SQL server.

A:Basic tips to recover MDF file from corrupted SQL server

It is better to provide the detailed symptom of your corrupt SQL Server database since the recovery process may be different from case to case. For example, you should list the error message generated by SQL Server. You may refer to this post regarding similar discussions regarding SQL Server database recovery: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-Software-Recovery/Major-error-in-SQL-server-H...

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Hey guys, I hope this is the right section to post this in.

A while ago I made a zip folder to contain all my college coursework, since I had finished the year and they were cluttering up the My Documents folder.
I put them all in the .zip folder, and once I had completed the course module I didn't want to throw them away, so I just protected them with a password (with the .zip password utility, not any external program), and made the .zip folder a hidden file, in a folder in the My Documents folder.

I remember I used to be able to access it, and I have gone back to it every now and then. However today when I needed to check one of my courseworks, I could no longer access it and it gave me the message "The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted." when I click on it.

I am really not sure why, and have not done anything which I would have thought would ruin that folder.
The only thing I can think of is that last week I had deleted everything in the "Local Settings\Temp" folder, since I noticed it was 2gb big, and I researched on the internet and found doing so was harmless, so I wouldn't have pinned it on this.

So I really don't know what to do >< if you need any info:
I'm on Windows XP (used to be media center, but somehow not anymore)
The .zip folder was in a folder in the My Documents folder.
The .zip folder was hidden and password protected.
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A:The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted.

Try right-clicking and extracting.
 

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Hello everybody.

I had a problem after uninstalling O&O Defrag using Revo uninstaller. My system became unstable, I tried system restore, tried to recover my system from the recovery partition, and a set of recovery CD's, all to no avail.

Someone suggested that I use Artellos ARCDS recovery CD. It made one pass then stopped working. I was advised that I would need to get a Windows XP Pro Media Center CD (2600 build) and run that. As of now I have no way to get that CD.

However, what I do have is a verified recovery DVD and 4 Hard disk backups all created on 02-06-10 using Paragon Drive Backup Pro 9.0

My problem is that I don't know how to use these DVD's, and want to avoid further damaging my PC.

I already booted the PC with the recovery and the #1 DVD, however, there are too many choices that I'm unfamiliar with and loath to try.

There is a simple restore wizard, which seems like the one i should use, however I'm not sure how to proceed from there.

If anyone here is familiar with Paragon 9.0 Pro, could you please advise me on how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for any time you spend on my behalf.

Enrico_49
 

A:Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Download the user guide for that software

See "Drive Backup 9.0 Personal" in the link below.

http://www.paragon-software.com/downloads/manual.html

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Some time after doing the free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 the laptop crashed and became in-useable.after 4 attempts all by different Microsoft agents they managed to get it up and running again but my wife complained that it's been slow since so I decided to have a look for myself.when I looked I found 6 partitions on the hard drive so I created a restore disk on a 64Gb pen drive, removed the hard drive and using my desktop PC deleted all the partitions and formatted the hard drive ready to re-install everything from the restore drive.this is when I found out that the restore drive has somehow been corrupted and is now blank and useless.now, all I get when switched on is a black screen with the messages" Boot Device Not Found "" Please install an operating system on your hard disk- "" Hard Disk - (3F0) "" F2 System Diagnostics "" For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcentre/startup "The web address re-directs.can someone please help.

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Some time after doing the free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10 the laptop crashed and became in-useable.after 4 attempts all by different Microsoft agents they managed to get it up and running again but my wife complained that it's been slow since so I decided to have a look for myself.when I looked I found 6 partitions on the hard drive so I created a restore disk on a 64Gb pen drive, removed the hard drive and using my desktop PC deleted all the partitions and formatted the hard drive ready to re-install everything from the restore drive.this is when I found out that the restore drive has somehow been corrupted and is now blank and useless.now, all I get when switched on is a black screen with the messages" Boot Device Not Found "" Please install an operating system on your hard disk- "" Hard Disk - (3F0) "" F2  System Diagnostics "" For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcentre/startup " The web address re-directs. can someone please help.

A:Hard drive blank, recovery drive corrupted, no way to re-ins...

Hi,Your laptop came with Windows 8.1 64 bit from factoryhttps://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04471211Windows 8.1 activation key is embedded in the BIOS chip on board.I assume that you've already successfully upgraded and activated to Windows 10 Home 64 bit previouslyIf so, you can clean install Windows 10 Home 64 bit by creating UEFI bootable Windows 10 installation USB using Microsoft windows media creation tool, follow this tutorial:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlDisable secure boot from BIOS setup, plug in the USB, change boot order to USB - continue with installationWindows will be automatically activated after installation while connected to internetAdditional drivers from here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-15-p100-notebook-pc-series/7234915/mode...RegardsVisruth

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How do you revocer your pictures after you have to completly restore your computer back to factory condition. i need those pictures back and i deleted them like 24 hour ago and i system recovered with the acer recoverytool.
 

A:Hard drive recover

I have actually found that a recovery program called Pandora Recovery usually grabs most common file types and I have used it after a format a few times with good results.

Best of all it is free, you can download it from here

Is rather simple to use as well. Good luck
 

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If any of you can help me out on this one, it would be great.

I have a 120 gb HD that I bought last year and it recently just died on me. When I plug it into my computer now, it instantly forces my computer to restart, and when it's hooked up when I start my PC the computer refuses to start up.

It's still under warranty (ends in about a month, so I'm glad it died when it did if it was ever going to) and Western Digital is sending me a replacement, so I'm ok there. I'd just like to know if it's at all possible to recover any of the data on it before I ship it back to them.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Is there a way to recover from this hard drive?

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hey guys i need some major help fast....i accidently delete everything on my hd and reformat it too and got the wrong drive : well its one drive but i did the partition and made it into 2 but i accidently delete all of them and did a fresh installation of window xp so everything is lost so can someone please show me show i can recover everything on the hd because without it i dont think i can live anymore
 

A:please help recover my hard drive

Sorry to inform you of this but what your asking for is very hard and expensive, plus it's not guaranteed to recover anything, you deleted, formatted and wrote over, if there is any thing left it's a sure thing that much of it is unreadable.
Here is a few places you can check out
http://www.ontrack.com/special/0704drtmpgoogleservices.asp?psearch=google
http://www.r-tt.com/?GGLAW010
http://www.file-recovery.net/
http://www.lc-tech.com/
 

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Hey Forums,

I have a external hard drive that I think is malfunctiong. Its making beeping noises when turned on and is not showing in My Computer. Before gettin it back from my cousin he said it was givin him an error but nothing now. After doin a lil gogling I came across SpinRite but then wasnt sure becasue it is a USB external hard drive. A 500GB Lacie to be exact.

This HD is my life, havin all my design work since 2007 on it, and I was just usin it as a temp place to 'backup' until I got another HD plus burn what I really needed off. So perfect timing I guess.

Any and all help would be appreciated it. I really cant afford to pay a arm and a leg but if it can down to it Id have to.

What are my options if any? Thanks!
 

A:Recover ext. USB hard drive?

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Hi everyone my sister in law's computer packed up and she thinks its down to the hard drive so she asked me to take it out for her and check it on mine. Im a complete novice when it comes to computers and the little i do know is just wot i've taught meself so here goes lol. I've took the side off my computer and ide cable (think its called that lol) that goes to my hard drive has another connection on it for another hard drive im guessin and the is some more power leads to plug into another hard drive so is it just straight forward plug and play to see if her hard drive will show up on my computer or do i have to go into my bios to set up the settings for the second hard drive. thanks

A:recover hard drive

You have it right . just connect the drive to the motherboard and the power supply.If you can read/access the drive...I suggest that the first thing you do is a series of scans for malware. While the drive is attached, I suggest that you run a diagnostic on the drive, following the instructions for usage of such...available at the website of the respective hard drive manufacturer. Run the long/extended test.Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ LouisYou may have to change the jumper setting, http://www.pcguide.com/byop/byop_SettingHardDriveJumpers.htm

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Hi. I have Easy Recovery Pro, but I do not like the way it recovers files on a hard drive with a missing allocation table.

What software can I use to recover a hard drive where I know the data is still there, but the allocation table is missing. I used to use Norton Disk Doctor and Sytem Utilities.

Thank you:
Rhyder
 

A:Recover Hard Drive

rhyder said:

Hi. I have Easy Recovery Pro, but I do not like the way it recovers files on a hard drive with a missing allocation table.

What software can I use to recover a hard drive where I know the data is still there, but the allocation table is missing. I used to use Norton Disk Doctor and Sytem Utilities.

Thank you:
RhyderClick to expand...

Rhyder, the best data recovery software that I've ever used in my many years of computing comes from a company called Stellar. Their Stellar Phoenix recovery programs have saved my bacon quite a few times. I highly recommend the programs. The program will get your data back even though the allocation table is missing. Get all the details at:

http://stellarinfo.com/

Good luck to you. Cheers.
 

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Formatted computer hard disk, can cause a lot of trouble, misformatted data what should we do?As long as you have Bitwar Data Recovery, you no longer need D to worry about Data loss.

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Hey guys,

I bought a Gateway laptop about a year and a half back. It didn't come with any sort of recovery cd, but it asked if I wanted to make one on the first bootup and I did. Since then the hard drive has been fried and I replaced it. Is it possible to reinstall Vista/Drivers from that CD, or will I need to reinstall the OS before I can recover?

Thanks.

A:New Hard Drive, Trying to Recover with CD

I hope you did a backup.

Go into the bios and set it so the computer will boot from the cd.
Put the cd in and reboot.

Sorry about all of the lost files.

Hard drive crashes are a pain.

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Hello,
I spilled water on my Dell laptop; thus, it no longer will turn on. How could I please recover the data from it? Thank you in advance for any assistance.
Have a good day,
LP
 

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Hello.

Laptop W10. I created a letter in Documents about October/November last year. I posted the letter.

Now I am unable to find it. It is not in the folder. Totally gone.

If there a program which could find it on the Hard Drive please let me know. Thank you.

Although the file is identifiable if it was still in Documents, I do not remember the name to enter if searching by using a programme
 

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I've been working on this hard drive for a little while now for a friend. Their gateway laptop won't boot up. It gets to the windows loading screen and then fails, giving the usual options "Boot into safe mode, safe mode with networking, last good config, start windows normally, etc". None of them work. Unable to boot into any form of safe mode, last good config doesn't work.

Logically i thought the next step would be to try the recovery console and see if i can fix the errors through there. The recovery console doesn't recognize that there is a hard drive attached and won't work. So i thought i would give it a repair install (replaces windows files but leaves your data and settings alone). This won't work either as it doesn't recognize a hard drive. The hard drive is recognized in the bios, so it appears it is connected properly.

I then tried a windows live cd, ubcd4win. I've tried multiple windows live cds that work perfect on my other pcs, but on this one, it gets to a blue screen with the mouse pointer icon after loading ubcd4win and goes no furthur.

So things i have tried:
Recovery console- no good, doesn't recognize drive
Repair install- No good, doesn't recognize drive
Fresh install- no good, doesn't recognize drive
windows Livecd- No good, doesn't boot up properly
Memtest- Memory is fine as is all other hardware besides possibly the hard drive

I then tried a linux live cd, knoppix. This boots ... Read more

A:Corrupted Hard Drive

If the data is worth $100 use this. If it won't revive the drive nothing will.http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm

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I have a corrupted hard drive that scan disk could not fix and it will not work anymore. All I seem to get on the screen is "can not find operating system". how do I fix this?

A:How Do I Fix A Corrupted Hard Drive

Have you tried formating and reinstalling? Use the S M A R T Drive Utility in Digtal Dolly to scan you hard drive. DD is a 50 MB DL. Must be burned to CD.

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Hello,
I'm trying to format hard-drive and I got some blue-screen.
The blue-screen say I have some virus or my hard-drive is corrupted.
I cleaned my computer viruses by AVAST-5 and I run CHKDSK /F for fix smy problem.
But its still stuck...

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Thanks,
BuF3rOv3rFl0w
 

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So I just tried using a Windows 7 recovery disk to reset my computer back to factory settings like I have done numerous times before because I want to "clean" out the computer. I backed up all my personal files and went to reboot the computer using the CD/DVD drive. I initiated the Reset but half way through it gave me some error and said click ok to restart. I did that and now when I restart my laptop i get a BOOTMGR is missing Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart. I cannot use windows and when I try the restore to factory setting again, it does not show up as an option under the Recovery tools. What do I do???? Thanks

A:Corrupted Hard drive? Ugh

boot from the cd again and choose the startup repair option.

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So my hard drive is always corrupted. Specifically, it's my "Videos" folder. It's still corrupted after Windown 7 runs the disk check at startup, as it insists it should.

A:Hard Drive Always Corrupted

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 4m4z1ng


So my hard drive is always corrupted. Specifically, it's my "Videos" folder. It's still corrupted after Windown 7 runs the disk check at startup, as it insists it should.


You can try this...

Open a command prompt (Windows key + R) and type in this command:

chkdsk X: /F

(Substitute the real drive letter for the X).

This will run a file system check on your hard disk partition. If it's the boot partition ( C: ) it will schedule it for the next reboot... If that's the case reboot and let it run. This can take some time so be patient with it.

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I know there's a lot of info out there on repairing damaged hard drives, but nothing I've found or tried has worked for me thus far. Any help / input appreciated.

Here's the situation and what I've done so far:

Was using an older HP Pavillion desktop (751n) with windows XP. One day, windows inexplicably failed to start, giving an error message on startup that Windows was corrupt.

I disconnected the HD from my desktop, and attached it to an external HD enclosure, and plugged that via USB into my laptop (hp pavillion dv2000). Windows explorer on my laptop could initially find the disk, and I could browse through most of the files. When entering Documents and Settings folder however, windows would freeze up. Disconnecting the USB connection freed up windows again on the laptop. The next time I plugged the old HD into the laptop via the usb port however, my laptop windows explorer failed to find the disk. And plugging in the USB connection to the drive periodically freezes windows on my laptop until disconnected.

I tried running irecover software, but all attempts resulted in the irecover program freezing until the USB connection to the old drive was removed.

I also tried using testdisk, which looks like it can see the drive when connected, but always fails to find any logical partitions. Writing new MBR or deleting partition tables with testdisk always fails.

It seems that for some reason when I connect the old HD via the usb connection, it often freeze... Read more

A:Corrupted Hard Drive

I think you should test the drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics. What brand is the actual drive? Most manufacturers have diagnostics to test the drive on their website.
 

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
    ...to format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
   ... manage-bde
   ... ubuntu live cd
   ... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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Hi.

Earlier today I clean re-installed Windows XP Professional. I backed up alot of useful data on my second hard drive, and proceeded with the reinstallation. Everything went smooth, but when I double clicked my second hard drive in My Computer, it gave the message:

"The disk in drive D is not formatted.

Do you want to format it now?"

If i proceed with this, all the data on that hard drive will be wiped out.

Is there any possible way to recover the date from the hard drive?
 

A:Any way to recover data from this hard drive?!

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hello,
i recently formatted my 250gb maxtor slave hard drive by accident. It was formatted using the NTFS file system. It had a lot of important data on it and i would like to retrieve it. Does anyone know of a program that would be able to find and recover my files for free? I have tried PC Inspector file recovery and it doesn't recognise my 250 gb hard drive. I looked for the files using Virtuallab, which found the files alright, although, you have to pay to get your files back... which i don't wanna do .
So if any of you know a program I could download for free that would work, I would greatly appreciate it. Anyways....cheers:
gaz.
 

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I need to get files from a laptop that died on me. It had an IDE hard drive (western digital 400), I have access to an emachines t2042 desktop. What do I need to connect the hard drive to the desktop. I'm clueless so be specific. Thank you.
 

A:recover files from hard drive

If the desktop is IDE .. and you want to get inside .. maybe this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812203012

This should work with any computer .. with about any HD .. via USB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156102
 

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I've been trying for 3 days to rescue my files from my hard drive and so far this is what I've tried.

-Windows is an infinite loop diagnosing and repairing on start up saying it's trying to fix disk errors.
-I jump into safe mode but that doesn't help it does the same thing.
-I open up a cmd from recovery mode, the only drives I can access are D, E, F, G, H, and X but it does detect the C drive.
-I just can't access it, I get a I/O error when I just to run commands on that drive.
-I tried repairing the RMB boot(I think that's what it's called?) That didn't work.
-I boot into linux and try to force mount the drive but I get an error saying that I need to disable Hybernate/fast boot to be able to mount it.
-Jump back into recovery mode and open up a command prompt and try to run the command "powercfg /h off",
it says powercfg isn't a command.
-I run the "Dir" on "X:/Windows/System32" but most of the system32 files are gone
along with the one that allows me to run the "powercfg" command.
I've also tried using a restore point but there aren't any and I've also tried refreshing the pc but that doesn't seem to be working either.

I'm at a lose and I really just want to rescue my files.

My last idea was to install windows on an external HDD and try to see if I can rescue my files within windows.

Any ideas would be really appreciated and I'm willing to try anything ... Read more

A:Trying to recover files from hard drive.

It sounds as though the drive has failed. and recovery from it isn't going to be easy. Doe the drive appear in BIOS in the boot order?
 

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OK, here's my setup:

Athlon XP 2200
512 MB DDR RAM
20GB Primary IDE master - C: (with OS installed)
80GB Primary IDE slave - D: (no OS - data and other stuff)
CD/CDRW Secondary IDE
Win98SE

Everything has been working fine for about a year now and then suddenly, this weekend I hit some problems. While my computer was sitting idle I noticed it suddenly went to a blue screen that said something like "error writing to C: drive". So, I rebooted and then the BIOS (Phoenix) started hanging on the "Detecting IDE drives..." POST message. It hung for about 10 seconds and then couldn't find either drive on the Primary IDE channel.

So, my first impression was that the master drive was at fault. Through some trial and error testing, I found that actually, the slave drive (80 GB) is the problem. The master works fine without the slave attached, but as soon as the slave is there, it freezes on the POST message. Sometimes the 80GB drive is detected by the BIOS, sometimes not. It seems to be fairly random when the BIOS can detect it. Even when it is detected by the BIOS, Windows/DOS cannot read from the drive (gets a "cannot read from media" or some such error).

I've narrowed it down to definitely being the slave drive because the same symptoms show up when it is plugged into a different system altogether. As a sanity check I have also tried different IDE channels, different cables, different jumper settings, and making the drive settings in th... Read more

A:Can I recover my data from my hard drive?

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop computer and i was switching out the hard drives and everything. I thought i had moved all of my photography over to one of my other hard drives, but unknowingly formatted that hard drive. So now i have lost thousands upon thousands of precious photographs and memories.
I have tried a few programs here and there, but it really doesn't seem to be working.
Is there anything i can do? is there anybody that can help me?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if i get back just a few of my pictures that would be just fine.
I kind of need to do this within a couple days, i have to return the other computer back, but i can't without getting the data from the other hard drive.
I also do apologize if i put this into the wrong category.
I am also running windows Vista ultimate 32bit.
 

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I am working on a project with a private investigator, he has a computer that has been confiscated by the attorneys he works for, they wants to hire us to help them gain access to the email account they need to view for information in the investigation. It is a hotmail account; I have no prior experience in doing this but willing to give it a shot. Is there certain software I need to purchase to go through the hard drive to find the information we are looking for? Is there any other way to do this? The account is still active and being used from time to time just on different computers, they have the main computer which most of the activity was done from.
 

A:Recover Information From Hard Drive

Judging that hotmail is a internet based free mail program, I dont think there is much your going to find on the computer since all of the email is stored on a server that MSN owns. I dont think there are files that are left behind other than cache / cookies or temp files. What exactly is it you are looking for ? unless they saved the emails to the computer I dont think your going to find much.
 

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Have an SSD from a Dell Latitude E6410 in which i am trying to recover the files.  I put the drive in an external case and hooked into my other working laptop.  When i plug in the drive it asks if I want to format it.  And when going to Disk Management it looks like the drive is now in RAW format.  Any good ways to try and recover the data?  Should i select yes when it asks me to format?

A:Recover RAW Format Hard Drive

The ssd is either de trapped or written to death.  It no longer contains data.
If it reformats then it didn't have power and was in a hot environment for a few days.
TLC SSD's are cheap because instead of 100,000 writes SLC or 10,000 writes MLC its 1000 WRITES TO DEATH.
 
The detrapping issue is common across all types.

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The hard drive is made by a company called "BSE Data Storage" 40 gigabyte IDE. When i try to boot to it, it says S.M.A.R.T Command Failed.

Not sure on jumper settings but when i boot to slave (guessing with jumpers although pretty sure it is correct), windows detects the drive in the device manager but no where else.

I want to extract a few imporant files off the hard drive.

The hard drive makes no ticking or scratching noises, other than the normal noise it should make.

This occured when i was trying to install a printer driver, other than that computer ran fine.

Im running Win XP on the computer and the bad hard drive.

Please Help.

Thanks,
Rio
 

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We had a new hard drive installed and the old hard drive was given to us. Is there anyway of recovering any data or pics from it ? (I thought I had transferred everything I needed)

A:Recover info from old hard drive?

You could build your own ext HD.
http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...ml#post1177933

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One of my hard drives rigged in a RAID 0 configuration crashed. However, through some sort of trickery that took me an entire day to figure out, I SEEM to have recovered the files even though one of the hard drives crashed. What I transferred to a backup hard drive is 9.2 gigs of information--the exact amount of space the old hard drives held before one of them crashed.
The problem is that I can't access this information. On Disk Management, the hard drive shows 9.2 gigs of files, in Computers when I hit the Properties apt, it only shows about 300 megabytes of files.
Is there any way to access the 9.2 Gigs Disk Management shows on the drive?

A:Trying to recover info on hard drive.

What format is the 9.2GB drive in? Is there a drive letter assigned to it?

Is it a primary drive or dymantic drive?

Do you backup the files or the whole drive using image or cloning software?

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My hard drive recently crashed, so I went and bought a used one from best buy and have been trying to install it with recovery disk that I receive from HP. It would through the process with the first disk and now all i get is this error: file:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcdstatus: 0x0000185info: the boot configuration data for your pc is missing or has an error.  Can anyone please help me, I have only has this computer for a little over a yr and this is the 4th hard drive. 

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