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What is the best utility to recover files after a reformat of the hard disk?

Q: What is the best utility to recover files after a reformat of the hard disk?

Hi, there. I need to know the best utility to recover files after a reformat because I want to recover files after a reformat of the hard disk. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: What is the best utility to recover files after a reformat of the hard disk?

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.)

A: What is the best utility to recover files after a reformat of the hard disk?

Check out the software here; http://www.oo-software.com/en/datarecovery/

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I've been using a 60gb external hard disk which I bought last September.I've formatted the disk and rename it as "leyza's" and have no difficulties in using it in my laptop or others before this.The disk was not in used for about 4 days..and when I plug in through USB recently, there is no autoplay window and no trace of new disk at 'my computer' as usual.But,there is safely remove hardware icon with different hardware's name,not like the one before.How can I recover all my files saved in the disk.Please help me..
 

A:recover files in my external hard disk

check power and usb connections ok?
remeber if you bumped/dropped it etc?
can you hear it spinning up/powering up?
any wierd noises? grinding, clicking etc..

try on a different pc
if your on winxp, goto [my computer (right click)>manage>storage devices] see if your drive comes up there

if it is truly a machanical faliure, then you'd ask yourself how important is your data...

and like the painfull and expensive lesson i've just learnt, backup regularly.....
 

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I have a portable (external) Hard Disk connected by USB which I've been using for backups. (A Ritmo, a year or two old which hs been functioning fine). However, it is now behaving badly and I don't know how to fix it.

Originally, I couldn't delete files from it (I've solved that). But I cannot copy any files to it, nor use the Format command to reformat the disk. I think this is what I should do to fix it and start again. (Am I right?)

I'm getting a persistent Windows error message:
Delayed Write Failed. Windows was unable to save all the date for the file F:\$BitMap The data has been lost. ... Please try to save this file elsewhere.
Other times it refers to a file called F:\$fFT (note that the HDD is mapped to F drive on my computer)
I have no idea what these files are or where they might be.

Before this started, the HDD had got totally full. I was deleting lots of files to make room, and in fact have now deleted all of them (aroun 65 Gb in total). I'd much appreciate help if anyone can.

Sorry: should clarify. By 'behaving badly' I mean the problem is of very recent origin, and almost certainly caused by me. Before it got full and I deleted files and started mucking about, it was behaving perfectly. I don't know what to do next. I'd try FORMAT but I don't know which Volume parameters to choose.
 

A:Solved: Cannot delete files from/reformat a portable Hard Disk

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I have two hard drives on a computer. I started reformatting the secondary drive, which doesn't have the operating system on it, and realized soon after I started that it has some important data on it. It had barely started when I cancelled it. Now the drive needs to be formatted to be used. Is there a program that can recover deleted data from an unformatted hard drive?
 

A:Solved: Cancelled reformat hard drive, trying to recover data

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i need to reformat my hard disk but i have lost the windows xp installation disk...what can i do besides having to purchase another copy of windows?
 

A:Reformat hard disk without windows xp disk?

Well you kind of need a CD in order to boot from it. Keep your CD key with you and maybe borrow someone else's disk, then enter your key. Another way you could is maybe find a download-able version of windows XP that you can burn to a disk then again when prompted enter your current CD key. (I'm sorry Techspot, I DO NOT endorse illegal pirated software but in this case he isn't really stealing it because he does own XP, he just needs the disk. Or maybe there is a copy of XP available that you are free to grab and are genuinely allowed to download.)

Don't know your key? Download the keyfinder from Here Click on the THERE on that page.




You can download it from THERE (251kb) or visit the author's website for more download links:Click to expand...

and when you do get it write it down somewhere so you don't lose it, just don't tell anyone what it is though.
 

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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a software/utility to check the condition/health of the hard disks,i.e.its estimated lifespan and error checking.Thank you.
 

A:Hard Disk Utility?

Someone suggested HDTune in another thread you started but I would just use the Hard Drive Manufacturers diagnostic utilities. I know Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital all have them.

You really can't predict Lifespan of a drive. When it starts to go, backup your files and get a new drive.
 

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First of all, I want to point out that I have very little knowledge of technology.

I have a NTFS Seagate 2TB Go Flex Desk external hard disk drive. A couple months ago, I found that it had a problem where my laptop could detect it, but couldn't access it and needed to "reformat" it. I left it alone for a while.

Recently, I tried plugging it in again, and behold, it seemed to work okay and I could see all the files and so on. I tried chkdisk without the fixing part (/f). I didn't want to "fix" it until as last resort because it seems to imply some data will be lost. It said there were a lot of bad sectors.

I couldn't read some of the files (most of them were rar files) in my hard disk, and had "read error" and "data error (cyclic redundancy check)". So I basically moved all the files which were normal out of the disk as I couldn't move the others ("can't read from source file or disk") and now I'm left with the broken files, most of which are important. 40gb of 16,000 files.

Is there any hope for me to recover those files? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: after this, how would I deal with the bad sectors?
 

A:Disk read error for files in the harddrive, want to recover files.

OK! The bad sectors are always one of the killers of data on a hard drive. Thatís why we are always asked to back up our needed data at least on two separate drives. So, in the future, you should learn to keep at least two copies of your important data on separate drives or locations.
But, right now, since your drive still could be read on your computer, you could try to run some data recovery programs to take chances. Nowadays, many data recovery programs are developed to help people resolve these troubles.

But, if you are not sure, you could firstly try some drive data recovery freeware such as Recuva, TestDisk and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.
But, if any data recovery software could not make a difference, you could consult a data recovery expert for help and prepare enough money for it.

Good luck!
 

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I'll try to keep this short!

It started with a trojan that got out of control, but someone had put an unlicenced version of XP on our system, so we never had SP2 which was not ideal. Once the system hung indefinitely, I reinstalled XP (licensed) in a separate directory and backed up all the user data ready to just wipe the slate clean as I'd read bad things about having the same OS on one partition.

Now I bit the bullet and did a "format c:" in the command line, then booted to the licenced XP Pro disc and tried to install... it said I already had a NTFS structure in place, but then failed to copy any files to it, and now fails to see the hard disk at all during install ("cannot find hard disk").

I think I need to hit f6 during the XP installation and throw some files from the A drive, but where do I get them? I have a motherboard CD that has no useful features unless your OS is active, and the website doesn't lead me very far. It is a Shuttle MK35N SktA VIA-KM266, 266FSB USB2 MicoATX (DDR) - if that means anything to anyone?! I think BIOS sees it on startup, but doesn't connect to it. There's a bit of text top left with a model number, anyway...

Any help greatly appreciated as it's a family member's computer and I almost feel responsible for wrecking it while trying to wipe a trojan!
 

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I was wondering if theire is a reliable software that exist to test cpu,ram,hard disk, motherboard.

Thanks in advanced
 

A:Testing utility for cpu,mobo,hard disk and ram

There is no all-in-one tool. And besides, if something does everything then it is good for nothing.

CPU:
Any CPU burn-in test. The computer will crash if there is a problem. No more advanced CPU testing is possible. How can you test a CPU when you are supposed to run the testing utility on the very same CPU at the same time?

RAM:
MemTest86 or MemTest86+

HD:
Every HD manufacturer supplies a diagnostic tool for their HDs. Most of them can also be used to test the HDs of other manufacturers to some extent.

Motherboard:
Nothing to test those reliably. A mobo is a very proprietary product and noone is interested in making them software-testable anyway. Basically, if everything else checks OK then it is the motherboard's fault.
 

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Hi, there's an app which show where all your harddisk space has gone, in nice pretty coloured blocks but my harddrive packed in and i lost it, any ideas what its called and where to find it? I think Phantasm recomended it in the first place.
Cheers
 

A:Hard disk space usage Utility

SequoiaView
 

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My XP Pro SP2 laptop has a lot of third-party things installed on it, and I'd like to figure out which one causes more-than-occasional bouts of repetitive hard disk access. The 'hard disk access' LED light gets lit almost-continuously and I can hear the rapid clicking of the disk heads moving, but I can't figure out what's actually being done. It slows down *everything*. It's not just page-faulting -- I can monitor "page faults delta" with Windows Task Manager under "View -> Select Columns..." -- something's accessing files a lot. It almost always happens when returning from stand-by/suspend.

I know it's not antivirus scanning, because I run that manually and turned off automatic protection.

Is there a utility for monitoring how much hard disk access each running process is using up in the last 5 seconds or so? Disk Monitor isn't very useful in that regard.
 

A:Is there a utility to monitor hard disk access?

Have a look at Process Monitor; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

It produces lots of impressive looking details, most of which I don't understand, but you may be smarter than me (not difficult!).
 

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good evening , i know that if i want to recover the hard disk of my computer i must restart my computer and click on F12 and click on recover of the hard disk. i want to know if i do this, is the content of the second patition in my computer who contain my files (videos, pictures,etc .........),and who doesn't contain the windows files, will be not deleted?

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Dear All friends

i have bigg problem by mistak my external hard disk formatted by clean and clean so plsss help me how to recover my all file is insaid now whn i connet the pc its detecting hard disk but not showing its connecting pls help me friends

A:Hard Disk Recover

Hi shabee417, I'm not sure that I understand what happened to your external HD. Did you format it or did you just find it and everything was wiped?

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I have recorded some home movies to dvd+rw using my pc and was going to erase the disk in my Sony component DVD Recorder and it says "Disk Unuseable" . Tried to re-format in the pc but cannot do it. What WinXP utility or other program will recognize the disk and allow me to reformat it? I have an HP DVD writer 640c Lightscribe dual layer dvd recorder and also a Lite-On LTC-48161H dvd/cd recorder. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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What utility should I use to verify that all files are wiped out if I just did a clean sweep of a harddrive using something like "@activediskkiller"? I can tell that disk is completely clean, but I know there is some util that can verify that there is no more data on the disk, in case I want to give it to some one else to start fresh from.
 

A:What utility to use to verify that disk is wiped clean of files..

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Apologies if this is a really basic question that you've all come across a thousand times!
I have a PC which used to have a FAT32 and NTFS partitions (it used to have Windows 2K). I reformatted the hard disk to get rid of any previous partitions and I now have 37GB of space on a 40GB HD. There is just a single NTFS partition with Windows XP Pro. The 3 GB does not appear as unallocated space. I want to sell this PC and I'm concerned that the reformat did not completely clear the HD and may still contain personal data. What do you recommend I do?

A:Missing Disk Space After Reformat Of Hard Drive

37GB sounds about right. Hard drive manufacturers use decimal measure for size, whereas normal computer practice is binary. The discrepancy annoyed some people:http://apcmag.com/7449/seagate_offers_cash...ssing_megabytes

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I have a system that was custom built about 3 years ago - Guy put XP pro on it, but wasn't a "valid key". I just purchased a full version of XP Pro, and am trying to reformat my hard drive with this (I was told on a forum about 9 mos ago that my registry was seriously screwed and this was the only option). Got it to boot from the new XP CD - but then says cannot find any hard disk drives installed in computer. I have 2 hard drives - one removable (hoping to save some pics on this and not have to reformat this). Thanks for your help - Moe

A:Reformat Of Xp Pro - System Can't Find Any Hard Disk Drives

What kind of hard drive is it? IDE, SATA or SCSI? Is the drive recognized by the bios?

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Hello all.My recent purchase has developed a start error (bsod). I have tried using Windows system recovery, to restore the system to an earlier point, but it doesn't work. So I M contemplating a full factory system restore using hp's recovery image on the partition.My question is, can I install the fresh operating to a new ssd, and not the existing mechanical drive the PC came with?Advice and installation tips would be much appreciated.Mario.

A:Can I recover Windows 10 to a new hard disk?

Hi, Yes you can do a fresh install using Windows 10 installation media from the following link      https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 (Note: Using a tool to create the iinstalltion media). Now, use the media to install fresh Windows 10 on your computer. You need to use same version (Home) . During the installtion process, it will ask for a key, please SKIP and continue Windows 10 will automatically activate when you come online. The key is in the BIOS. Regards.

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hello,
is anyone there who can give me the solution for a hard disk which is showing as a unallocated space, as i formatted c: which contains the windows Vista OS, please give me the solution for that as it hav lot of my personnel datas.....

 

A:How to recover the crashed hard disk

There are no guarantees that you can recover all or any of the data on the drive. To try and recover the data you will need another working PC that will allow you to attach the drive you are trying to recover from as a secondary drive. You will some type of recovery software to scan the drive and attempt to recover the files. Some people have reported success with using the GetDataBack program:

http://www.runtime.org/products.htm
 

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I had recorded about 20 little league games on a Toshiba DVR when a water sprinkler head broke and drenched the recorder. After drying the DVR recorder I tryed to access the video's on the hard drive but it says "disc empty" and shows none of the videos. Is there anyway to recover the videos that were on the hard drive of the recorder. I need help!!!
 

A:Need to recover videos on a hard disk DVR

If I were you, I would try taking out the hard drive and then slave it to another computer and see if the files show up on the slaved hard drive and then try to transfer them to the computer. If they don't show up or the hard drive is blank, then the data is probably lost.

Good Luck!
 

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hello,
I have problem with my hard disk's chip of my laptop. How do i recover all datas from it.
Thank you.

A:Recover data from hard disk.

You've not exactly explained the situation very well.
are you saying the laptop is broken or the hard drive itself. "hard discs chip" doesn't mean anything in any lingo lol.

if its the laptop at fault you can buy a usb 2.5" caddy place the hard drive in it and use another computer to recover all of your data and files.

if the hard drive has failed and no longer works, theres little you can do. you could try a caddy like above, placing it in the freezer is an old trick to gain a small amount of life from a dying drive.

I dont mean to go on.. but this is why EVERYONE should back up their data regularly. harddrive failures shouldnt result in manic.. it should be "oh well its all safe on another drive/disc/flash drive" ect

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Hi,

I upgraded my hard disk. Now my Windows 7 Professional product key is "stuck" on my old hard disk (which is now mounted as an external USB drive). I tried the sniffer product key programs to recover my product key (I have legitimately paid for and own the Windows 7 Professional key) but I am getting "do not have permission" error when sniffing old hard disk for product key.
Any ideas on how I might recover the Professional product key I own? (I have tried about 6 sniffer programs but all deny access to external Windows 7 directories)

Thanks for any help.

A:Recover Product Key from Old Hard Disk?

Have you tried Magic Jelly Bean; it has been very succeful in the past.

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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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I had a 400 MB HDD partitioned in 3 parts. Since the last 3 years the HDD was working fine. One day, the computer simply froze at windows XP boot screen. I restarted the machine quite a few times , but it use to freeze at the Windows loading screen of XP.

Then I removed the HDD and loaded win XP on another HDD 160 GB and made it the primary device. Now when I try to connect the earlier HDD as a secondary slave, the system just freezes and as soon as I disconnet the HDD from the cable, the system starts functioning.

I have a lot of data in the 400 MB HDD. Need to recover the data which is there in D and E partition.

Can anyone tell me the process with which I can recover the data from the old HDD ?
 

A:How to recover data from Hard Disk

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My T61 is not booting. Can I take out the hard disk and pop it in any HDD and read it from a different computer to recover the data?










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A:recover hard disk data

Yes, assuming it is not password protected

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Hi guys,

My name is Ivan. This is my first post here and I hope I will enjoy this forum.

However right now I'm in big trouble. My brother decided to install some linux distro
on the laptop that we both use. He decided me without asking if I have some important
info there. He told me that he wanted to make a dual boot system (I'm not fully aware how it works)
and he said that he did it before, but now just erased my whole disk by mistake.

I thought that this is some bad joke, but when I checked (I gave the laptop to friend of mine who run live some software to show partitions) the whole disk was emty except some folders of the new OS.

I cant describe how I feel right now. Is there a way something to be saved? He told me that he shuted down the system on the moment he realized what was going on and not even 1% of the new OS was instilled. But the fact is that there is nothing anymore...

Please help guys!
Thanks in advance!

A:Is it possible to recover files from deleted disk?

Changing to a version of Linux usually formats the drive differently from Windows and recovery may no longer be possible. Shutting down a partial install usually has done the formatting before copying files so again, there may be nothing possible. This may have some help:
Data recovery from accidentally deleted files or crashed drives in Redhat, CentOS and Fedora Linux | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

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Hi. I have a Dell Optiplex 320. I have two internal hard drives. Drive C and Drive D. I formatted drive C and reinstalled Windows XP Pro because my computer was having issues. Before I formatted I moved all of my important work files on drive D. I figured after I formatted I would be able to move those files and access them but when I click on Drive D it says, "The disk drive D is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". How did this happen? I really need these files for work. I never did anything to change drive D and it was formatted before.

What should I do to recover those files?
 

A:How to recover my files? Disk is not formatted.

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Could somebody remind me how to work around this really slow performance of Disk Cleanup? It hangs up on "compressing old files" and takes forever.

Thanks,

BH

A:disk cleanup utility takes 1,000,000 years to compress files

Hi, I think its herehttp://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...tml#post963309

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Hi,

I have an old Dell DIMENSION 8300, Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4CPU 2.60GHz 2.59GHz, & 1.00GB of RAM that I ended up having to do a reformat of the hard disk yesterday and when installing the drivers I had run into some problems with the audio drivers. I have the utility disk that came with the computer, so I was installing the drivers with that. The audio driver showed to be 198xIntegrated Audio Driver Sound Max. When it gets to the installation process, it would run through and then an error would pop up saying "Driver not found, Reboot Your System and run step again". I tried this and it would not work. I checked in device manager and everything else seemed to be okay except under other devices/multimedia controller had the yellow question mark. I even went to Dell's downloads to get the same exact file and try it but it didn't work. The file for it was R58182. I did some searching on the net about this issue and there were other folks that had run into this problem but I couldn't find any resolution to it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Audio Drivers not installing after a reformat of hard disk

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Hello,

After looking through my post, I realized its very long-winded but I was trying to be detailed. There's a short version at the bottom if you're looking for my question.

I recently reformatted one of my two hard drives, which previously contained a Windows XP install and a Vista Ultimate install and now I am getting a Boot Disk Failure. Windows XP was on an 400 GB IDE hard drive (Disk 0), and Vista was on a 500 GB SATA drive (Disk 1). I did the reformat in Windows Vista, in the Computer Management screen. After it finished, I restarted my computer and received the error "BOOTMGR is missing, press Ctrl Alt Delete to restart." From what I understand after looking into this, when I installed Vista onto Disk 1, it put the Boot manager on Disk 0 instead of Disk 1, so when I reformatted Disk 0 the Boot Manager was gone. I pulled out my Vista CD and tried to use the Repair installation option but it didn't even detect a drive with an operating system on it to repair. I also tried used the CMD prompt in the repair section, using the bootrec.exe command, to repair it but that did not work either. It also did not detect my second drive (designated as F:) but only the empty C: drive (the newly reformatted disk 0) with no operating system on it. I decided to try to install Vista onto my IDE drive (disk 0). I completed the install and now had a working operating system on Disk 0, but now I started getting the "Boot Disk Failure" error message on startup. I trie... Read more

A:Disk Boot Failure after reformat of drive 0 (2 hard drives)

I think I would boot into the "working" Vista install and download and install EasyBCD. This is a GUI program that will edit the bootloader for Windows Vista and allow you to add or remove the installs of Windows that you want in your boot menu.I have used this to regain entry into a Vista install after a partition resize and install of Windows XP on a laptop. As long as you can find the installation, you can add it to the boot menu. If your bootloader is damaged or your Master boot record is damaged the newest EasyBCD can replace those also.EasyBCD is located here: http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1I would also recommend reading the documentation located here: http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Easy...0A9333360854E7AGood Luck,

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Hi all,

I got a new Toshiba Satellite L50-B notebook with Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. As I need to go a special place, I passed the notebook to a IT guy and have the whole disk encrypted using DiskCryptor. The guy told me that he cannot boot the OS, even he entered the correct password. And one more nice thing. The guy did NOT make recovery discs first!

Since the hard disk is encrypted I cannot boot it. Also I cannot do a system recovery. I booted the notebook into Linux and copied all the content in the recovery partition to a USB drive.

Now, I would like to know if I can get my machine up and running again. I don't mind all my content will be lost as it is a new machine.

Would you show me how to make a set of custom recovery disc out of the content in the recovery partition?
Do I need to format my hard disk in UEFI mode? if so, how?

Please help!

A:New Toshiba L50-B Hard disk encrypted! how to recover?

The simplest thing to do would be to order the recovery discs from Toshiba.

What is the full model number? Like: Satellite L50-BBT2N22

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Hello!

I have recently bought a 1 TB Seagate external hard disk. It worked very good.
Some days ago I had to format my computer and reinstall windows, so I saved my important data on the external hard disk.
Accidentally, I did the format while the hard disk was connected to the computer.
I tried to connect the hard disk to my other computer, a massage popped up saying "Seagate storage device was successfully installed and ready to be used" , but I couldn't find it in "My Computer".
Then I went to My Computer-Manage-Disk Management and there I saw the hard disk, but it was Unallocated.
I tried to activate it, and then I saw it on My Computer. However, when I double clicked on it, A massage saying "This drive is not formatted, would you like to format it now?" popped up. I said NO and then tried some file recovery programs, but with no success.
The only program that worked was "VirtualLab" It found the files, all of them, but I couldnít save them because I had to buy the program.

I Tried the "Recuva" software, but when I tried to scan the hard disk, Recuva said "Unable to read boot sector".

Please, I really need to recover my files from there, There are some Medical Documents there for my sisters surgery.
Help me up please!!!
 

A:Recover data from External hard disk

$40 is actually a very good price if the program can see and promises to recover all the files you need. Free software is free software; sometimes it works fine and sometimes you get what you pay for, especially with data recovery. The ones I would have suggested cost significantly more (GetDataBack and Easeus Recovery Wizard).
 

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Hi there , can any one help me to fix my hard disk . my hard disk is St- 3500413as but now showing ST- M13fqbl ATA 500 gb . OS Windows 7 32 bit. Suddenly my pc won" t turn on & when I try to fix i find in disk manager my hard disk showing just 3.86 gb. & showing not initalized & unalocated. I try more then 10 software like mini tool , wonder share nothing . no result . i even try with windows command promot bootrec/FixMbr bootrec/FixBoot bootrec/Scan Os bootrec/RebuildBcd. itd not working too. can Any one help me . all i need is recover my data . Please can some one give me any idea to recover my data.I try every suggestion i got from internet . Nothing . Still I'm In the same place with my data in my hard disk . Really really need help to recover my data

Thanks

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Hii everyone.

I have a Western Digital blue 640 GB internal SATA HDD, which showed bad hard disk in startup repair. It does not shows in disk management or device manager when connected via USB port. But shows status as "online" in diskpart when connected via SATA port & when I enter startup tools using windows installation disk. The SMART test fails in BIOS when hard disk is connected internally. I want to recover the data of this hard disk because it is utmost important for me.

The hard disk is spinning normally and not making any clicking noise. Also, I checked via a software called 'Hard Disk Sentinel' that it has about 519 bad sectors & showed 0% health & 0 days remaining.
Is there any possibility of getting my data back? If yes, then how? I'm just a student, & the data recovery experts take a huge amount in recovering data. Please suggest all possible solutions for recovering data.

Thank You.

A:How to recover data of Hard Disk with many bad sectors?

Utmost important data, along with the OS partition, is best backed up at least weekly if not bi-weekly onto trustworthy external media. Where are your backups? If no backups, a local recovery expert working in a serious-minded business-oriented computer fix-it place will probably be your best bet.
Have you ever used any kind of recovery software before? Rule one: whatever you decide to use must not write anything anywhere onto the hard-drive.
There are several very good recovery programs available:
MiniTool Power Data Recovery, Piriform's Recova, EaseUS Data Recovery, and many more. I have pay-for versions, however, you might get results with one or two free versions.

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Hi,

Recently my 320GB Seagate Hard Disk faced a problem and had to be replaced.

Am running Win7 x64 on my new 1TB WD Hard Disk. However, there was some important and slightly sensitive data that I still want to recover from my old Sata Hard Disk.

Chronology of events before replacement:

Mid-July: Hard Disk was working fine. I had to go out of town for a month. PC was not being used during that period.
Aug 11- I returned home, but PC refused to boot. Even the BIOS screen or the name of the motherboard does not appear. Just a blank screen. After a couple of hours of replugging in all the hardware and power cables, the PC booted and worked normally.
Aug17- PC refused to boot, repeated the same procedure of unplugging the hardware etc but this time i noticed that one of the connectors of my hard disk appeared slightly chipped off at the edge (cant remember if its the power connector or the sata connector). PC worked normally after a couple of hours of playing around with the hardware.
Aug 18- PC was freezing, every mouse click was taking a couple of minutes to respond. I tried rebooting but the faced the same problem as the previous two times. Unplugged the HardDisk and used an old IDE hard disk to figure out if its indeed the hard disks problem. The old IDE hard disk worked.

I went and purchased a new SATA hard disk which works fine now, absolutely no issues.
But i wanted some of my data from the old disk, so I tried connecting the old Hard Disk back but cant get it to bo... Read more

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Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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I had recorded about 20 little league games on a Toshiba DVR when a water sprinkler head broke and drenched the recorder. After drying the DVR recorder I tryed to access the video's on the hard drive but it says "disc empty" and shows none of the videos. Is there anyway to recover the videos that were on the hard drive of the recorder. I need help!!!
 

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Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/851169-need-recover-videos-hard-disk.html
 

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I have 3 SCSI Hard Disks... Configured in RAID 5...
now i wanted to install Windows Server 2003 on it so i booted the server from the HP Start Smart Cd and then partitioned it and then installed. But then after completing the installation successfully i came to know that i need to have backed up certain folders also that i didnt do. I used Easeus software to recover the whole partition and it recovered 246 GB of data which is useless...
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I want some help on this...

THank You

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Lenovo laptop G580I have created a Windows 10 recovery onto to a USB stick.I have replaced my faulty hard drive, but now I can't recover windows to the replacment hard drive.When starting up with the new hard drive installed I get the blue screen with "Choose Language Option"After choosing language I get the Troubleshoot or Turn off  optionWhen choosing the Troubleshoot option, I only get the optionsSystem Restore - use a restore point recorded on your PC to restore WindowsSystem Image Recovery - recover Windows using a specific system image fileI am not seeing the option Recover from a Drive, which should be there, I believe, from various Internet messages and posts I've seen Can anyone hlep please to get my laptop back up and running Windows 10 ? Geoff

A:Can't recover Windows 10 on to replaced hard disk

If you are not getting the Recover from Drive option, you must have missed selecting the option to "Backup system files to the recovery drive" when creating the Recovery drive, so you will have to download and create Windows 10 Installation Media to reinstall Windows 10 to you laptop.     Download Windows 10https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 When you get to the point where it asks for a Product Key, select the to skip  (or I do not have a key) option and Windows will automatically activate upon completion of the installation.  Unfortunately you will be starting clean, so any data will have to be restored from backup, and applications will have to be reinstalled.  FYI, If you do no have your data backed up, with luck you may still be able to recover it from the old drive if it just failed to boot from the drive, by mounting the drive into an external 2.5 inch USB enclosure, and copying off the the c:\users\<username> folders to your new HD.  Cheers, 

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I'm desperate here, really need some ideas.

We offer B&B accommodation at home.
All our bookings until October were on the hard disk.
That hard disk no longer works!
It does not boot the computer, nor can it be accessed from another computer.
I took it to the shop where I bought it and they were unable to get it to work.

The disk turns, but for some reason is not recognized.
Then the message comes up asking if we want to format it.

The problem began this morning when the computer got blocked up.
I rebooted and got a message about a missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file in system32/drivers (the OS is Windows XP Professional).

I tried all the suggestions I found, like trying to restore from CD etc., but to no avail.
According to the shop where I bought it (the disk is a MAXTOR HD) there is something defective.

Is there any way to recover this data? I really need to or else we cannot make any more bookings.
Would the manufacturer be able to do so?
Are there services that might be able to help?
 

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I understand the process of how to remove downloaded Active X controls using the Disk Cleanup Utility.

My question is, exactly how many versions of the same Active X control do I need to keep?

For example, I have 3 Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0 controls showing in the list.
Two of them were installed on 07-28-2010 and are both for updates. They appear to be the same kind of control as each other.

The third is called "Classic Java plug in for Netscape and ..?' which I don't know where that came from....if it was an option in an update, I didn't choose it. I wouldn't choose that because I don't have/use Netscape. It was installed on 2-2-2011.

Can I remove the classic plug in for Netscape and one of the other update controls?

Thanks!
p.s.....I am utilizing your suggestion page about "Slow Computers/browser ..check here first". this is where my question originates from. I run XP Professional Service Pack 3.

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In order to remove older Java Installations we recommed this: JavaRA it remove all older versions of Java.

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My Vista Operating System Hard Disk Just crashed. It was running Vista Home Premium. My Computer is an HP 8170in media centre PC.

I have managed to salvage most data off it from the other partitions as well as the C:\ except the my documents which has all my user files on them. I have already tried using an XP computer to get into the hard disk but it doesnt allow me to change the securities from there. Have tried changing security ownership by using articles from the forum by goin on the security tab in XP but its not allowing me to change this for the documents and settings. Is it located elsewhere by any chance? Am i changing the wrong folder? At the minute it just shows the folder grayed out with no access to it... you do not have permission message and its disk size shown is 0mb. Assuming this is becuase of a security issue.

I also bought a new hard disk and used the hp restore disks to re add windows vista on that hard disk. Now on that system i cannot access my old hard disk and i get a blue screen. If i attempt to only boot from my old hard disk i get a 0x0000007b (0x78d2524 oxc0000034 ox00000000 0x00000000) error

Please help. Me desperate now.

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Documents & Settings is not a folder but a junction point pointing to the users folder.
It is the same for the My documents icon.
So from the other PC, your documents are somewhere else if you moved the location or in c:\users\yourusername\
There once you discovered the path of your files/folders, you can take ownership and transfer your files.
Next time as soon as you have installed your OS, move the location of your "Documents" folder in another partition.

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I accidentally deleted my Western Digital Hard Disk Volume,i created a new one (screenshot),though the hard disk is empty,everything is missing.

Unfortunately this is my storage E:\ and i had\have very important files on it.

I am not good with this,i never had a similar problem,so PLEASE HELP!!!

A:Undelete Hard disk Volume and recover data!

Hello there panais,

You can try Easeus's Data Recovery Wizard:-

Free Download hard drive data recovery software tools for FAT & NTFS Drive Recovery - EaseUS

Here's the guide for it:-

Recover deleted, lost partitions or hard drives. Hard Disk Partition Recovery software.

Hope that helps.

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I've got a Creative Nomad Zen Xtra, 40 gig version.
Well, it's messed up. It froze (No big deal, this happens alot), so I take the battery out. Usually this makes it reboot, and things go back to normal.
Well, this time, the Zen decided to be destroyed instead.
Whenever it starts up, I get four options:
1. Clean Up
2. Format all
3. Reload the OS
4. Reboot

1 does nothing, if I try 3 it says "Harddisk problem", 4 causes the MP3 player to reboot, but to no effect, as it just goes back to this screen.

I obviously haven't tried 2, as my entire objective is to recover the contents of the hard drive.

I've got LOTS of stuff on this Zen. (I bought a 40 gig Zen just so it could hold alot of stuff...), and I'd be extremely pissed if I had to lose it all.
Are there any ideas of what I could do to try and recover the contents of the drive? I'm willing to try anything.

The Zen's under warranty, so whatever happens, as long as I get a chance to back-up the hard drive (Which I probably should have done before now...), I can just then send it in to get a new one.

But I really need to get that data.
 

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guys is there any software to recover hard disk ,if available please contact as soon as possible really i have need of it too much.
 

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Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
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So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
"SATA SM: TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-2"
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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