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Corrupted Ext HD out of the blue. How can I retrieve my data?

Q: Corrupted Ext HD out of the blue. How can I retrieve my data?

I plugged in my 80 gig maxtor usb ext hd into my desktop to put some files in it. When i clicked the 'safely remove harddrive' icon, and tried to remove it, it said i wasnt allowed to as some programs were still accessing it when nothing was. So i decided to pull it out anyway as i sometimes do when i get this message with my other ext hd or thumbdrives. I rarely do this, since i rarely get that problem.

But when i pulled it back into my laptop, it gives me an error 'Drive H is corrupted and inaccesible'. I tried it with my desktop. Same error. I checked the properties and it sayd the drive is working properly. But the space used and left is zero. The file type is RAW. What does this mean? I'm getting really worried as the files in my ext hd are very valuable to my work.

I took it to some service shops. the one i bought it off from said they used to be able to do retrieving but now their company policies dont allow them anymore, at 1 gig for 200 bucks. another shop said all they could do is to reformat it which i cant afford.

Can anyone please help me?

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Preferred Solution: Corrupted Ext HD out of the blue. How can I retrieve my data?

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Hello, I've been struggling with getting a simple InfoPath 2007 form to work with a test MS Access 2007 database. I feel the best way to explain what I am doing is by giving you an example.

Background of scenario:

Lets say I am a distributor of gas cylinders. I have 100 different gas cylinders that I fill and send to customers. When they are done with the gas, they return the cylinders and I fill them back up. Each cylinder has specific data related to each: manufacturer, serial #, specific cylinder ID, and material of construction (carbon steel, stainless steel, etc). I have this data in my MS Access database, in an individual table called "CYLINDER_DATA". Every time I refill a cylinder, I need to record the date and measure the pressure and temperature (among other things) of the gas in the cylinder. This data (along with the specific "CYLINDER_DATA" at this date of measurement) must be added as a new record in a different table called "CYLINDER_MEASUREMENTS" in the same database.

What I would like to do:

So, I want to create an InfoPath form for operators to use whenever they need to perform measurements on a newly filled cylinder. So, I created an InfoPath form, that starts with a drop-down list box control that is populated with the 100 different cylinder IDs. A user would choose one of the "cylinder IDs" from the drop down list and then click "retrieve data". This would then populate the fields directly below:... Read more

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run

REBOOT

run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??

Roy

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I just upgraded from Vista to XP (not a typo, just an opinion) and before I did I backed up all my photos. I'm doing a study abroad program in Australia and I put all of my photos from the trip onto a CD. Well about five actually, but its two of the CDs that won't read.

XP is reading them as writable discs with nothing on them. If I look at the CDs in the light, you know-physically, then I can see that there is data written.

Is there any way to get to it?

I really don't want to lose those photos!

~Thanks.
 

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Hey guys/gals, here is my dilema. I got a virus/worm the other day. It removed my task bar and shifted some of my shortcuts. It also would not allow me to copy ANY files to a pen drive or external hard drive device sooooooo.....I began a Windows XP SP2 installation fix in hopes that it would temp fix it so I could pull my data off and do a clean format. The Install stops and hangs with approximately 39 minutes left until setup is complete. I have restarted my computer uncountable times and it still hangs at 39 minutes left. I do not see an option to quit the install. I tried removing the drive and putting it in an external enclosure to retrieve the data but when I try to access my folder it says that access is denied. This is obviously due to the fact that I had a User Account password. I can access the Guest Account and my Kids Account since there are no password on them, but not mine. I reinstalled the hard drive into the original computer and it still hangs at 39 minutes. Is there any way to quit the WinXP SP2 install fix so I can go back into my damaged user account and turn off my password so I can put the drive into an external enclosure and pull the data to my other computer? I would appreciate any help as I have digital photos a video files of the family that I can't replace!!!!! Please help!!!!!!

A:HELP!! Retrieve data

Go to Safe Mode...(Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.)

Select the Administrator Account to login, then go to Control Panel > Accounts > Ur Account > Disable Password!

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Hi, i'm new to the forums and was looking for some help. I purchased a new computer last week and hooked up my old harddrive to retrieve some of my old data. It was working fine until recently whenever i try to access it, it tells me the harddrive isn't formatted and won't let me view the files. Is there any program or a way i could get some of my old stuff back?
thanks in advance.

A:Any Way To Retrieve Data From Old Harddrive?

Do both drives have XP installed? Are the both NTFS or FAT32 file system?

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My Deskstar 75GXP (DTLA-307045) has recently entered its death throes. It's impossible for me to get into it, and even though Device Manager recognises the HD exists - and is "working properly". The icon to the drive does not show up in My Computer, in fact, it's gone from everywhere.

Is there hope for me to retrieve any data from the drive? Is there some software that can do this?

I'm running XP on a 1.4Ghz Athlon, on a KT7A-Raid mobo. The HDD in question only contains data - it's a slave to my C drive which is where I have Windows installed.
 

A:Software to retrieve data on a dud HDD?

D/L the diagnostics program for your HD
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7602

Then you could try HDD Regen (one of, if not the best), or Stellar Phoenix, or DriveRescue, or PartitionRecovery
 

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I used Nero to burn a CD with data and mistakenly was choosing Multisession each time (3 times total), so my data is written in three tracks on a CD. The problem is that Windows can access only the first track and there is no way I could get the data out of those two tracks. I tried to save an ISO image but Nero failed saying it was not possible due to some reasons (linked files or so). Is there any way I could save those data tracks?

P.S. Just solved that with a good program called ISOBuster, sorry
 

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Hi all

So I had 6 windows updates yesterday on my PC and since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. Tried safe mode, last known good configuration but still no joy. I have also just tried a linux boot disc called Knoppix but it just brings up media error (bad sector) messages for a few minutes and then halts.

I'm happy if I can just get My Documents off the hard drive. I have tried XP recovery console but it wont allow me to go into the 'Documents and Settings' folder - says access denied. Yet I can get into other folders? Besides this even if I did get in I have no other drive to copy my documents to. My floppy drive doesn't work. I have 2 other hdd's in, one on IDE and one on RAID.

Can anyone tell me if there is a way of copying files from 'My Documents' on my C: drive to a USB stick, or another one of my hdd's, from DOS without using a floppy drive!

Cheers
Mark

A:Need to retrieve data from C: drive

If you have another computer or any friends who have computers you could try installing your hard drive in their computer and having them transfer your docs off your drive and onto their computer... If you have more than one hard drive you could try taking out the bad drive, installing an OS on one of the good drives and then reinstalling the bad drive to transfer the files over to one of the good drives.

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Plugged in my pen USB tonight and all my data was gone,family photos,videos the lot. Drive says it's empty. Is everything lost? Is there any free software to get my stuff back?
Utterly gutted!
Thanks.
 

A:Can i retrieve lost USB data???

You can try data recovery software however I would not hold out much hope with a flash drive. Here is a link to a free data recovery app http://www.piriform.com/recuva

This is just one of the reasons why we stress backups SO much. Data you do not backup is data you do not care about. All drives fail; it is only a question of when your drive will fail.
 

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Hi i ''had'' allot of text docs save to a 4G usb stick some of which i deleted for the sake of my own privacy ,i was lending it out to other peoples.

I just need some suggestion on freeware programs that's are easy to use ,i only need to retrieve 1 .txt file with an old gmail password that i had deleted.
 

A:Retrieve lost data from USB?

Hi YOGURT

Have you tried Recuva?
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
 

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One of my Compact Disks is having a small minor crack at the center because of which I am unable to read the data present in that CD. Is there any software using which it is possible to retrieve data from the cracked CD?
 

A:Unable to retrieve CD data

I use ISOBUSTER. Ive paid the fee, but it does work for free.
See http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-recovery-utility.htm
 

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I have formatted my Hard Drive and need to get some of the data back. HOw can i do this??

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There are data recovery solutions such as http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/. For more search for "data recovery". I'm skeptical how useful they will be for a formatted hard drive though. It can be done. I just have my doubts about consumer data recovery solutions.

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Accidently, some files were deleted by holding down Shift + and Delete keys.

is there a way they can be restored?
 

A:is there a way to retrieve data files?

KrzyPrk
If the files were deleted from the Win98SE side of your system you may be able to recover using this software. There is a free trial and many have saved lost files using it. Not usable for W2K
http://www.softdownloads.com/

Dave
 

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Hi Brink,

I just tried using this but is having problem with the take ownership option for the drive i was trying to retrieve data from. i'm able to see the option when i right click on other files on my desktop but couldn't see it when i right click on my external drive (a drive from my crashed laptop through usb). i also could not see the security options when i click on the properties of the drive. my crashed laptop operate on win 7 while my desktop operate on vista.

Can you help me out?

Thanks

A:I'm trying to retrieve data from drive

Hello Kango, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have updated the REG files. Please download them again, and run the Add_Take_Ownership.reg file again to add "Take Ownership" to the drive context menu.

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I have accidently deleted 25 gigs of music and would like to restore it.
I have downloaded Restoration version 2.5.14 (?)
All the data is there, however I can only restore one file at a time is there something else I can use to restore large file chunks rather than one at a time?
Hopefully windows is not currently writing over the info. I have disabled programs that might do this.
 

A:Need to Retrieve Deleted Data!!

No, I have never seen a program that does more than one at a time.

And using the PC at all may over write deleted files. I would install the drive into another PC.
 

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I've got an IDE Western Digital hard drive that is from an old computer. I do have some data on it I would like to retrieve. I wanted to add it to my newer computer as a second hard drive, but it wouldn't allow me to since I have a SATA drive and no place that I could see to plug it in. What might be the easiest way to get the data? My newer computer is a Dell inspiron D530.
 

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Hi all,

One of my friends has formatted his machine but now he has realized that he has done that with some important data. Now we are seeking for a software which can take the relevant formatted data back. What is the software we can use?. He is on windows xp. Please help.
 

A:How to retrieve formatted data?

Hi,
Useful guide and suggested software here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-scan-reformatted-hard-drive-to-recover-files/

Also in case you didn't know "
The first absolute rule you need to know is – do not write to the hard drive if you are planning on recovering data off it. When you write to a hard drive the system drivers randomly write data to the disk. So, when you write to a drive there is a good chance you are overwriting any data on it that you could have possibly restored.
This means do not try to boot from the drive, or if it is an external USB drive do not store any new files on it. Next, you can start thinking of recovery by picking one of the below mentioned options."
Hope this helps?
Richard
 

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I have a compaq presario. My computer crashed and I was given the option to backup my data before I did a complete system restore.

I completed the backup, and it put the files on my CD rom.. the problem is that these files have an fbw extension and I can't retrieve the data. It seems like this is a big problem with a lot of HP users. when I insert the disk, it acts as if it is reading it, but nothing happens and it freezes.

Any help retrieving these backed up files? thanks
 

A:Can't retrieve backed up data

You have to go back in to the HP backup software, and restore back up CD files from there, with the CD in the drive
 

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Hello. I had a computer in which I sometime ago, put a new motherboard and athlon processor in. Just recently, it started acting strange. My control panel would not act right. The Add/Remove Programs would not work, nor would the System icon work. It would suddenly lock up on me. I tried to reinstall Windows XP, but it had a spool error and stopped. Anyway, I bought a new computer with 40 gig hard drive in it and preloaded with Windows XP. (I had Windows XP in the old computer, too.) Is there anyway I can retrieve my data from my old hard drive? I have hundreds of digital photos on it, plus some other data I would hate to lose. I had CD's for all my programs on it. Anybody got any method to retrieve the data?
 

A:How do I retrieve data from harddrive?

You can hook up the drive as a slave and get your info if the drive is still good.
 

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I've searced far and wide for a possible answer to my question, but I have unfortunatly come up very short in something that can be done.

I recently updated my password on a gaming site, as well as updating some of my personal information. The problem is, I forgot my "secret question" answer...as I always just neglect to take those things seriously and usually just put in some random answer.

A couple days ago I thought i was hit with a keylogger (I run with 0 protection on IE or firefox...like an idiot) so I updated my password while I was half asleep...so today I realize I forgot my password (and the key element of the "secret question).

I'm wondering if there is a way to recover the data I submitted from my cache files or history from IE.

I haven't even found anything to direct me towards getting the information back...but I was hoping there could be something done, as I won't be able to retrieve my account otherwise.

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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
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So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
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IS THERE ANY PRACTICALLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION even can take very long time..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

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A:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.

Hi,

Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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I have a desktop which has bad virus. I ran couple of anti malware softwares but still not getting my files and icons back on my desktop. Can someone suggest me what can do so I can recover all my files and icons on my desktop. I really appreciate.

A:Retrieve data from hard drive

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I used the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" to save my data so that I can transfer it to the same computer after a reformat.

The Wizard backed up data into a folder called "USMT2.UNC", and there are 2 files in it... one is a ~800 MB .dat file, and the other is named status (no extension).

When I pointed the Wizard to this location after reformat to retrieve my data, I got an error saying:

Code:
The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
Please type a valid folder path into the edit box.

If you entered a path to a folder to on a removable disk, the disk must be in the drive.
I really need to get this data back, anyone have any idea how to work it?

P.S: I need to know how to disable the "File Security Warning" when you try to open an exe from an unknown publisher.
 

A:cannot retrieve data stored for transfer!

I know this will sound like a "stupid" question, but are you sure that you saved to a disk (or partition) other than the one you formatted?
 

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I have two pc's and they are nearly identical. Mine just had major issues and I want to retrieve the data on the system before I try either a fresh install on that HDD, or perhaps get a new HDD and swap that instead of my current one.

I don't know if it's my HDD that failed, but after a major episode, and doing a repair, it keeps locking up on the checks and when bypassing that, it still locks up when I do get to log in. I tried to system restore, but apparently I don't have a restore point to do this, it just points to today!

So, I've read that I can put the HDD from pc #1 (which is having the issues) into pc #2, which is working just fine) and transfer pics, docs, fav places, etc, that I want to save.

I have no idea how this works. I've read about slaving and jumpers and such and this is all greek to me. I'm a reasonable beginner insofar as I know enough to really get myself in trouble, so I could REALLY use a detailed step by step description of what I should do. I'd also like to do some kind of diagnostic on the HDD from the pc that is exhibiting the problem to see if I do indeed need to get a new one.

Thanks for ANY help!
 

A:Can someone help me, need to retrieve data on a HDD before I do a fresh install

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My laptop is having motherboard issues and is going to need to be replaced. Frankly I'd rather get a new computer all together. Is there a way for me to retrieve the information on that hard-drive.
 

A:How do I retrieve data from an old hard drive.

heh, what laptop? I have an HP DV9700 with a motherboard problem too , curious if your on the same boat as me, cept I can't get mine replaced, HP won't do anything about it...
but anyways, If you have a desktop PC available with SATA connections (assuming your laptop HDD is SATA), you can take your HDD out of your laptop and actually plug it in to your desktop. After that's done do not boot from your laptop drive, just boot from your normal HDD (so make no changes to boot order) and you can just boot into the windows desktop, go to my computer, and browse all your HDD files.

Couple things to note:
If you're running Windows Vista on your desktop, careful on the bootup that it doesn't try and format that new HDD you put into your desktop, if it does, SHUT DOWN immediately!! You will need to download a Linux boot disk and boot to linux via the CD and then browse the files that way

If you're running Windows XP it shouldn't do that and you should be able to do as I said and visit my computer and view the files directly

If your laptop HDD is SATA there MIGHT be a converter on the connection for the harddrive which helps connect it to the laptop itself, and it should be removable revealing the sata connections, so go ahead and remove that.

If your laptop is IDE, you can buy an IDE-SATA converter.

Good luck, any questions get back to me
 

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Hi,
I have a WD external HDD which is full of photos and music. It became non operational, appeared to be the chip that burnt out. So I took it out of the case and connected it to my Desktop PC. On boot up Windows recognised the drive and installed drivers but 'my computer' could not see it. so I dug further into device manager and there it was and also checked BIOS and it was there.
I looked at disk manager and it said I needed to intialise the disk. I was worried about losing data, so did some research that said it should still be there after initialisation but not able to be seen or accessed. So did initialisation and sure enough Windows recognised Drive in 'my computer' and I can access it with new data but not see the old.
I have tried a program or two that have worked previously to restore lost data in other circumstances but they are not working for this.
This drive had everything I own regarding photos etc. and I am desperate!
Thanks
 

A:Initialized HDD now data not visible how can I retrieve

If I were you, I'd take this drive to a computer shop that does data recovery -- getting anything off this drive is gonna be pretty tricky since you initialized/formatted it. This is a job for a pro as if you try and do this you risk losing whatever might be left on that drive. If that data is really important, do not plug in or use that drive until you get it to a pro.

If you insist on fixing this yourself, you'll have to do the following things:

1. Clone your drive including the free space to another drive of at least slightly larger size
2. Run testdisk on the drive and try to recover the partitions.

I would suggest doing both of these from an Ubuntu live CD. Here's some related tutorials:
http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/04/recover-data-like-a-forensics-expert-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/
http://www.epyxforensics.com/node/36
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=387922
 

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A month ago I discovered a minor virus on my system and following Symantec directions had removed it, but when I went to put the computer into Safe Mode to finish the process, my install of XP Pro completely crashed (this was all on the C: drive). I tried to repair the install using the installation discs, but it turned out that my brother (who originally set up the system 1.5 years ago) had forgotten what the administrator password he'd used to install it was. Since I couldn't fix it that way, I instead I did a parallel install of XP Pro on my second harddrive (D: drive). That install now works fine and as far as I can tell I haven't lost any of the data on my system. The original C: drive install had two profiles on it which were password protected. I know both passwords and I can access the My Documents data for one of them, but not for the other.

So here's the problem, all of my personal files which I really need are in the second My Documents folder. When I try to access it through the D: drive Windows install it just says it's not accessible and that access is denied. The C: drive windows installation is still messed up and I can't access any aspect of (i.e it won't go into Safe mode or anything). How can I rescue my files and move them over to the D: drive so I can reformat the C: drive?

I'm running an Intel Pentium 4, 2.40 Ghz, 1.79 Ghz, 512 MB of Ram, two hard drives of 80 gigs each. Windows XP Professional, 2002 edition.

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A:Can't Retrieve Data in My Documents Folder

What you can try is to access the first install (C) with a bootdisk that you reboot with . After rebooting try to change the administrator password for the c drive then see if you can get access to it.. bootdisk
 

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I have a Maxtor 60g drive that appears to have failed, not physically though. I am using a W95 machine for testing (could be my first mistake) with EZ drive installed in the bios which should allow it to see drives larger than 2 gig. I first used a W98 FDISK bootdisk and FDISK/mbr command to fix the boot record that I believe was corrupted and then ran the EZ Drive boot disk utility to test the drive. It says all is okay! Now when I install the drive as a slave drive my bios sees only 8gigs instead of the full amount. I tried to manually input the drive data into the bios but the figures don't generate the correct size of the drive. Could this be because of the W95 system? Also, assuming that the data on the drive is still intact, what utility could I purchase to retrieve it without the convience of a boot record for reference? :bounce:
 

A:How do I retrieve data from crashed harddrive?

I would add a pci ide card and retrieve the data that way, unless I could slave the drive in another sys and burn a cd or dvd.
 

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Hi,

I have a 1 GB portable usb flash drive thats acting wierd, all of the sudden my information is gone (I had 4 folder with vitial data on it). I was working in photoshop on a project, & when i went to save the item in one of my folders on the the flash drive, I clicked:

save as / F: drive & the F drive appeared empty- blank?.

So I saved the project to my computers HDD & opened Win XP explorer, navigated to F: opened it & blank. Listen to this one it gets stranger, I clicked properties, F: drive & says

File system: FAT
635 mb used
366 mb free

Now for it to say this Im assuming that the data is not erased its somehow just hidden (I hope). I can still save to it, i just wrote some scracth in MS Word & saved it to the flash drive & it worked perfectly. Can someone please help me recover my data, its very important. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:How can i retrieve my data from my flash drive?

try plugging in to different port / or computer...you also can try shutting down and rebooting with the usb drive still in
 

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Hey everyone, I'm ner here. This looks like a great place for information. Looks like I'll be stickin around. Anyway, my buddy is in some major trouble. He has a big project due tomorrow and it's all saved at school. He had it at home but his ssiter reinstalled windows xp, and his file is lost.

Is there a way to retrieve his file?

Thank you very much,

J-Kite
 

A:Retrieve data off harddrive after reinstall of win xp??

Highly unlikely if she installed from scratch.
If she re-installed over the existing XP, the file should still be there.
Best bet is to get the copy back from school and continue with that.
Then burn it on a CD.
 

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Novice here: Licensed Hollander Powerlink software for car parts business. Closed business after 5 years. Can't open application anymore. Tech support won't help me. They told me that I need an SQL Expert to retrieve my data. They say it's still on my computer.
 

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I have two hard drives that are RAID 0, data being written to both. My motherboard went out and in the process of trying to find a new one, i want to know if i can still recover the data on the drives. They are not boot drives. I have a Gigabyte GA-8KNXP motherboard with a on-board Gigaraid IDE controller. Do i need to get the same exact motherboard to get the data off? A motherboard with the same controller? Or is there another way? Thank you so much!!

Specs:

P4 3.4 Ghz
3 GB Ram
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP motherboard
X800XT video card
Win XP Pro
 

A:Retrieve data off of Raid 0 drives

Yes, if the drive is still spinning, you can connect it as a slave, or in a usb enclosure and drag and drop, or use recovery software... I would use a powered USB enclosure with a 5V power adapter... do not count on the power of the USB connection to turn it long enough or fast enough.
Or you can jumper it as a slave in many cases that have RAID space and get what you need.
If you KNOW the drive to be defective when you begin, startup with a plan, and do not quit until you have done your best job of rescue... because the drive may not turn the next time you try it.
 

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Fairly new WD1001 1tb internal drive, hooked up externally via USB adapter and external power source (kit)
to Win 7 laptop, been using as backup. Has about 500gb data on it.

Worked fine for some months, now sounds like drive is stuck. Buzzes intermittently when power turned on and laptop doesn't "find" it.

Assuming drive is somehow crashed, is there a less expensive way to retrieve the data than I experienced a number of years ago? I know there's been - very expensive - equipment and software available for quite some time, but hoping something has been developed that would allow me to somehow retrieve the data at an affordable cost.

Or of course even appreciate any tips.

A:How to retrieve data from possibly crashed HD?

SATA or PATA.

You could try it in another desktop or try using a different USB adapter and power.

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Hello and need help,

Running Vista on NVIDIA 8K series with SATA setup in RAID1 (MIRROR), onboard RAID controller after Windows Updates ran for a day then BSOD. RAID utility (Media Shield) says "Mirror Degraded-BIOS only recognized SATA2 Mirror. I installed new HD-BIOS sees both drives-RAID utility recongnized and I tried Rebuild, it stated "healthy"-hit F7 to finish then CTR X to exit. results of no rebuild and it tries to boot up w/o sucess.
I set computer up with only the new HD as IDE and is running ok on the one drive.
My MAIN concern is to get the pics off of the good RAID1 Drive, any suggestions??
Thanks,

navrush
 

A:recover or retrieve RAID1 data

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Hello Guys,

I was installing new software and the computer basically hung.

First off, it started and nothing appeared on desktop, ctrl+alt+del worked but could not open any programs.
Was told bluetooth licence was invalid!!
Then icons did appear after 3-4 restarts and an address bar appeared at bottom of page for internet, quite weird.
Could not open internet, microsoft outlook, no connection. Sort of looked like it was half in normal state and half in safe mode.
Then inserted All in One PC recovery disc and computer did PC recovery. Did not look like it was actually using the discs though.

New start up and new user created, all no problems other than loss of other information.
(done back up 2 weeks ago) favourites gone from internet, microsoft office not re-installed, outlook data gone!

Next step, I used [email protected] File Recovery to search computer and I can see all my old files, up to date. They are on old user, Jo Mansfield, I called new user BRM for no apparent reason. When clicked on recover for old files, said not to write on same folder as may overwrite other data etc, clicked to proceed and said been confirmed with warning but nothing seems to happen.

Can I change back to old user some how. Do you know why 'recover' is not recovering files?

Any suggestions and help appreciated. Please reply with any additional information you may need.

I do not want to re-install Office as I think is still on there and might overwrite something I need.

Cheers
Jo
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A:PC Recovery Issue - Can see old data but can't retrieve

This should help if you are seeing an Access Denied error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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My wifes computer needed to go and i did a whole disk backup as i thought that it was a regular image. Unfortunately it is not.

I can mount the image file without a problem and i have access to some of the folders that were on the desktop. 95% of the data is locked inside the 4234242-234897342-2348274 etc... files.

How can i access the data in those files?

I cannot have put the system on the new computer because it was 64b and the new computer is 32. I tried to install a windows 7 32bits but it's not working he doesn't see the backup. i tried every soft i can think of and can't open those files....


i searched here and couldn't find anything so if anyone has an idea....

A:How to retrieve whole disk backup data.

you might try to use Ubuntu? Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu

DL here: Download | Ubuntu
Choose the 64 bit version. Burn it to a disc.

you can run it from the disc and it is 64 bit.

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I had a Vista Home Premium machine. and started getting hang-ups and blue screens. All diagnostics/scans/searches/etc that I did, and repairman did, showed no problems with anything...until the day it just wouldn't load Windows. We decided to go ahead and invest in a newer/faster machine, which came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium - Version 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1, Build 7601, which I am trying to get going now. My problem now is:I did weekly backups on the Vista machine using Windows built-in backup tool and putting all onto an external drive. How do I get my data files, pics, and music from the external drive in their backed-up state to my new machine? I thought I was doing well to make a really thorough backup with everything on it, but am now stumped, and really scared that everything is gone because I don't know how to get to them. Silly me, I thought I could just copy things from that drive to my new machine. I have docs related to an ongoing lawsuit that I really need. Not to mention hundreds of songs and pictures of trips that are irreplaceable. Can anything be done? Am I thoroughly screwed? (please say no)Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

A:How can I retrieve data from Vista backup?

The video howto in link below should help you. Backup Files in Vista and Restore Them in Windows 7‏ - YouTubeAnother option...using an Ubuntu Live CD...here is a howto video:072 07 - Using The Ubuntu Live CD to Recover Files From an Un-Bootable Computer‏ - YouTube

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Hi,

I've synced my bookmarks and preferences with Firefox two weeks back. Now I've formatted my system and I want to get those bookmarks and preferences that I had added to firefox earlier. Please guide me to do it..

Thank U..

A:How to Retrieve Firefox Sync Data ?

NRT, you have a FF sync account?

How do I manage my Firefox Sync account? | How to | Firefox Help

A Guy

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Hi...I have been using a 160GB Freecom external hdd with my laptop (Windows XP) for awhile, but today it started to make clicking noises and my computer is no longer reading it. The ext. hdd runs, but then gives up. After creating a system recovery, I uninstalled the drive under device manager to try to get it to reinstall, but the computer recognized a usb connection and not the hdd. I also connected the ext. hdd to another pc, but it said there was a problem with the install and the device might not work correctly and it didn't recognize the disk. So I guess what I really need to know is if I can still retrieve the data on the hdd since it is really "likely story" important. Am i better off just bringing it to the Best Buy Geek Squad? I've tried a data recovery software, but it didn't recognize the disk.
 

A:Can I retrieve data from a possibly broken ext. hdd?

Once you start hearing the clicking you can forget recovering data with software recovery programs.
 

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I was running a defrag program on a hard drive and accidentally copied some data to the hard drive at the same time. My computer completely froze before I had a chance to cancel it.

When I tried to turn my computer it wouldn't restart and just froze on the loading Windows 2000 screen after 8 bars showed up. I unplugged the hard drive and was surprised that the computer then started up fine. The reason I was surprised is the OS is not on that hard drive.

I then powered up my computer and plugged in the damaged hard drive to an external device so it shows up as an external drive. When I go to it I see it as having nothing at all (0 bytes free and 0 total).

What should my next step be in the morning? Should I run disk check, defrag, or anything else first? Or should I run a disc recovery program first?

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A:How do I retrieve data from a damaged hard drive?

first of all i would not touch the damaged hdd at all. and i would recommend taking it 2 a specialist. as the file table on the drive is probably damaged in some way, so the data is still there its just the references are gone. a techy could prob fix it in a day and recover most if not all of your data. but most importantly do NOT do ANYTHING to that drive, if you attempt to format the drive, activate it, partition, it defrag it, anything you will lose data

goodluck
 

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My son has a sony ericcson c902 which has a broken screen and I need to try to retrieve his messages and transfer to pc. can anyone talk me through accessing the phone mode without being able to view the menu?
 

A:How can I retrieve data from a broken SE c902 mobile

I believe file scavenger or data recovery pro has a phone data recovery option
 

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About a month ago I broke my laptop's hard drive. I was wondering if there was any way to retrieve files from my broken hard drive because it has some important memories on there. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista and I would start up the laptop, the Dell logo would appear and after that, the screen is just blank and does nothing. My father knows someone who was able to fix my hard drive before, but I'm not sure if it's even possible to retrieve my files because there's no way to log on or get anywhere besides the boot menu. Is there any way to fix this without spending crazy amounts of money or am I out of luck ?? Also, if I do have to take it somewhere how much does it usually cost? I have an external hard drive that I could put the files onto, it's just a matter of getting them on there.
 

A:Any way to retrieve data from a broken hard drive?

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I am working with a defective Samsung hard drive, model sp2504c. This drive was the primary disk in a HP pavilion desktop and while booting it displays “operating system not found“.

I installed this defective drive in another Computer as a secondary disk, the bios loaded it correctly. My Computer displays the additional defective drive and I can view all the folders. However, I can not open the user folder that was used to log into windows when this disk was active.

In an attempt to fix the defective drive I ran chkdsk /f and Samsung's HUTIL, which produced two surface scan read errors that could not be fixed

I am trying to retrieve data that is in the My Pictures sub folder below the user Documents and Settings folder. I have the password that is required to log into windows when that defective drive was operational.

Question: Is there any way I can open the fold in DOS or MSDOS to input the password and view/copy the data?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Defective Disk How to Retrieve Data

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>> Requested to remove devices controlled by the "FBIKB_NT" service. - (00000025)
<< Failed to complete the request!
[email protected]_Get_Device_ID_List_Size
>> Requested to remove a specific device ("Root..LEGACY_FBIKB_NT..0000").

Root..*ISATAP
Root..*ISATAP..0000
Root..*ISATAP..0001
Root..ACPI_HAL
Root..ACPI_HAL..0000
Root..COMPOSITE_BATTERY
Root..COMPOSITE_BATTERY..0000
Root..ISCSIPRT
Root..ISCSIPRT..0000
Root..LEGACY_ADP94XX
Root..LEGACY_ADP94XX..0000
Root..LEGACY_ADPAHCI
Root..LEGACY_ADPAHCI..0000
Root..LEGACY_ADPU160M
Root..LEGACY_ADPU160M..0000
Root..LEGACY_ADPU320
Root..LEGACY_ADPU320..0000
Root..LEGACY_AFD
Root..LEGACY_AFD..0000
Root..LEGACY_AIC78XX
Root..LEGACY_AIC78XX..0000
Root..LEGACY_ALIIDE
Root..LEGACY_ALIIDE..0000
Root..LEGACY_AMDIDE
Root..LEGACY_AMDIDE..0000
Root..LEGACY_ARC
Root..LEGACY_ARC..0000
Root..LEGACY_ARCSAS
Root..LEGACY_ARCSAS..0000
Root..LEGACY_ATAPI
Root..LEGACY_ATAPI..0000
Root..LEGACY_BEEP
Root..LEGACY_BEEP..0000
Root..LEGACY_BOWSER
Root..LEGACY_BOWSER..0000
Root..LEGACY_CDFS
Root..LEGACY_CDFS..0000
Root..LEGACY_CLFS
Root..LEGACY_CLFS..0000
Root..LEGACY_CMDIDE
Root..LEGACY_CMDIDE..0000
Root..LEGACY_CRCDISK
Root..LEGACY_CRCDISK..0000
Root..LEGACY_DFSC
Root..LEGACY_DFSC..0000
Root..LEGACY_DXGKRNL
Root..LEGACY_DXGKRNL..0000
Root..LEGACY_ECACHE
Root..LEGACY_ECACHE..0000
Root..LEGACY_ELXSTOR
Root..LEGACY_ELXSTOR..0000
Root..LEGACY_FILEINFO
Root..LEGACY_FILEINFO..0000
Root..LEGACY_FLTMGR
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A:Serious virus, able to retrieve data while modem unplugged

If someone would need more info in order to assist me then please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you
 

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This is a follow up question from my last successfully answered question.
My Tecra 60GB HDD has stopped working and I would like to retrieve a few days of emails etc if possible.
The Tecra defaults to the Safe Mode options when started and returns via a BSOD no matter which safe mode option is taken.

I have:
checked in BIOS - it is seen as there.
ran SEATOOLs for Dos and it says there is a fault on the short and long tests
connected the HDD via an enclosure and USB to my other PC and eventually it say that there is an In/OUT error.
Ran CHKDSK via my XP CD and after 26% it says there are one or more unrecoverable errors.

Also I have tried an old HDD which works normally in the Tecra.

Any help would be appreciated

Regards

Wagga

A:Tecra HDD crash - how to retrieve some important data?

>connected the HDD via an enclosure and USB to my other PC and eventually it say that there is an In/OUT error.

Does this mean that you are not able to get access to the HDD even using an external USB case?
It looks like the HDD is corrupt and in most cases the data could not be recovered on usual way.
Of course there are different Data recovery services but they charge between ?500 and ?1000 to attempt to salvage data from either logical or mechanical disasters.

There are also different tools which could be helpful like RecoverMyFiles from GetData, Ontrack EasyRecovery DataRecovery or Prosoft's Data Rescue II but you have to pay for all these professional applications?

Here is also a nice youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vki3_zJZ8gY

Maybe it will work for you!

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