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

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

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.

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

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

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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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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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 ?
 

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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,

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

A:Need to recover data from a Bad Sata Hard Disk

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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 couldn’t 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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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...
There are many excel, word files that appear in different versions and then any file doesnt open..
I want some help on this...

THank You

Syed Mohammed Sirajuddin
 

A:What to do if the hard disk is formatted and we need to recover the data?

the best software i would recommend is Easy Recovery Professional ==>as far as i have experienced, they have the BEST
 

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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?
 

A:Help! Broken hard disk, I need to recover data!!

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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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Long story short I shipped a lenovo x220 for mobo repacement with the HDD. I got it back, but windows bsod on boot. I found out this was a conflicting driver issue due to the new motherboard, so I used a tool in hires boot CD to resetthe hard disk controller or something like that. Win 7 then booted and I reinstalled all the system drivers and updated windows. Worked great for Two days until I had HDD failure warnings from windows and crystal disk info. I ran chkdsk and it fixed some things, and then crystal diskinfo only sshowed a warning, current pending sector count. Next day it won't boot. Startup repair hangs and fails to fix problems, and safe mode doesn't boot. Its definitely a HDD issue, but I dont know if it's physical since theres no clicking, sounds fine. I know there are a bunch of bad sectors and I can't boot. I tried using a USB sata adapter but my other win XP machine says I need to format it to view the drive, which I didn't of course.

In hiren's, it shows the HDD and its correct size and partitions, but it cant open or explore it. i also viewed the smart data and it says its failed because of pending sector count and reallcoated sector count.

What's weird is I can view all the files and file structure and everything only using the "disk genius" tool in hirens mini XP mode, but not in windows explorer. I tried creating a full image but both acronis and macrium threw read errors. Right now I'm running a disk rescue DD program thats supposed t... Read more

A:Failing hdd or bad sectors, will not boot, how to recover data?

first of all lets address the elephant in the room.. why oh why do you not back up your stuff!??? usb flash drives are cheap as chips and blank dvds are even cheaper.. theres very little excuse these days not to have a backup to stop this situation ever arising !

now this is a last ditch effort but a proven one. stick your hard drive in the freezer for a good few hours, and then try and clone it. it often gives dying hard drives chance to work until the heat up as normal.

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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.
 

A:Hard Disk MP3 Player won't work, need to recover the data...

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

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hi,

i have a seagate portable external hdd, haven't been used for 6 months, i connected now, it prompts as "scan and fix or continue without scanning". if i start scan and fix, it goes till some extent and stops and disconnects. sometimes it even prompts as ""windows cannot access the disk"". i have very important files and pictures in that hdd. so, please suggest me steps how to backup the data and send it to seagate for warranty??

Thanks heaps,
anvesh.

A:recover data from corrupted or bad sectors seagate portable hdd

If the disk is really damaged, this may be a tough task. But you can try to recover the data with an live Linux CD or my universal data recovery stick. Linux is not as picky as Windows and maybe it would work.

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I bought this hard drive (Hitachi travelstar 1tb 7200 rpm) in may of this year 2013. When I replaced it, I lost one of the screws that attaches to the mylar cover that goes into the hard drive securing the cover in place, but I replaced it with another screw from a different laptop hd enclosure. After installing and a couple weeks of usage, from 5-12-13 to 5-28-13 it went up to 20 reallocated data sectors, then 10-26-13 to 11-16-13 up to 22, and finally 11-16-13 to 11-24-13 up to 29 reallocated. I have no problems with the laptop at all, everything is normal. Should I be worried?

A:Hard drive only six months old, 29 data sectors reallocated

Hmm, does not look to good. Prudence would suggest that you make permanent backups of your data and images of your system to an external drive. Then you are prepared the day this drive goes belly up.

I have a portable Hitachi since many years. It gets a lot of beating because it is being lugged around all the time. But that thing is solid like a rock.

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i have this hard drive which has some bad sectors although disk is 10 months old.
i have tried using chkdsk in windows (for the infected d: drive)to remove the bad sectors but the computer always freezes and gives a blue screen error

A long format also freezes the computer .
So i resort to quick format but the data that i transfer later , some of it gets corrupt!

I heard of ultilities that can eraze entire hard drive and regenerate surface magnetiically but they are as expensive as a new disk.

Is there a utility that can arrange bad sectors to some separate segment so that they are not used in writing operation without freezing my computer midway.

Thnkz for any help

A:Hard Disk Bad Sectors

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anachronycx


i have this hard drive which has some bad sectors although disk is 10 months old.
i have tried using chkdsk in windows (for the infected d: drive)to remove the bad sectors but the computer always freezes and gives a blue screen error

A long format also freezes the computer .
So i resort to quick format but the data that i transfer later , some of it gets corrupt!

I heard of ultilities that can eraze entire hard drive and regenerate surface magnetiically but they are as expensive as a new disk.

Is there a utility that can arrange bad sectors to some separate segment so that they are not used in writing operation without freezing my computer midway.

Thnkz for any help


If you cant live without the data take it to a pro, if you can forget it. Re-imaging is an exhaustive time consuming project with only moderate results.

If you have formatted you may want to try recuva, a 3rd party utility that has some success.
Ken J

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hi
my computer has become so slow and frozen every time i do any work,, i run the scan disk using the command chkdsk and i get the report after the computer reboots , i saw the report and it seems i have bad sectors , should i change my hard disk or is there any way to repair the bad sectors,
scan disk report ;


Code:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 10/23/2012 1:03:05 AM
Event ID: 1001
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: -PC
Description:


Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
218624 file records processed.

File verification completed.
318 large file records processed.

0 bad file records processed.

2 EA records processed.

89 reparse records processed.

CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
324134 index entries processed.

Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is scanning unindexed files for reconnect to their original directory.
1 unindexed files scanned.

CHKDSK is recovering remaining unindexed files.
1 unindexed files recovered.

CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
218624 file SDs/SIDs processed.

Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 286 unused security descriptors.
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A:bad sectors in hard disk, WHAT TO DO

Bad sectors cannot be repaired, get a new hard drive.

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i have a hard disk that has lately developed bad sectors in one of its drive.Is there a software or tweak that can help in marking the bad sectors such that they arent used for read or write operation .

<i dont want to remove bad sectors , i just want to mark them somehow so that they are no longer used.i dont mind the wastage of these sectors and windows checkdisk does not work.the system hangs when the box 'automatically remove bad sectors' is marked. Is there another same sorta utility freeware perhaps

thanku for anyhelp

A:Mark hard disk bad sectors

It is possible that your drive is beginning to fail. Normally, a drive has a number of sectors available that aren't for normal use - these sectors are used by the drive firmware to automatically and seamlessly replace any faulty sectors on the main part of the drive. However, there is only a finite number of these spare sectors available, and there will come a point where there sn't a spare available for use.

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Hi everyone

I have a 60gb internal hard drive that had some bad sectors but i have used it for years, for several months it was unplugged from my pc, when i decided to use it again and plugged it to my pc unfortunately i found out that most of my files are lost. I can't see most files and folders that were there.

I tried several file and format recovery softs, they succeeded to find them all but i thoght that it may be a risk to recover them by this method. I thought it sould damage some files.

I remember some times ago i was in the same situation with another hard drive and i did a checkdisk and everything came back but unfortunately checkdisk didn't help this time.

Please help me to resolve the problem with the best method.

Thanks in advance.

A:Hard disk with bad sectors has lost files

i hope you didn't let chkdsk write to the HD; more file damage might be the result. Meanwhile, whatever file recovery program or programs you use, as long as you allow program[s] to write recovered material onto trustworthy external media -- you are good to go! As you have discovered, there are many free and fee programs/utilities available -- best to use portable versions on dvd or usb boots made with another computer.

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May I get an interpretation, please?

I am running HD Tune on my external drive. The health report show that I have 26 damaged sectors. That seems low, yet still unwelcome.
It's a remarkable old Seagate Free Agent - a refurbished replacement as part of my original warranty almost seven years ago.
When I ran Sea Tools, it didn't detect this drive. I had a few opposing results w/chkdsk, but a deeper diagnostic was necessary.
All I really know is other than Event Viewer showing vague HD (1,2, or 3) errors, whatever is happening isn't all good.
I've had a helluva time with backups, attempted drive and data recoveries, restoring system images, certain files, etc.

It may turn out that I am installing corrupted Win 10 OS, but meanwhile, I need to salvage the data I continue to create.
I don't want to misinterpret my experiences.
Could MS downloads cause as much damage as I know I've had?

With this scan, I have been warned.
How much care do I have to take until I must stop using this drive? What problems can it cause? Can/could I avoid them? I guess there's no way to direct backed up data to work around the bad sectors or do I just hope that something vital doesn't end up landing there? This isn't a a "smart" drive, I assume. (This is why people try to isolate the sectors, if possible.)

I am still running tests, but this is the only negative report, I think. I don't understand most of the results, but nothing else has jumped out.

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A:Hard Disk Warning - Reallocated Bad Sectors.

Hi there

"When in Doubt -- Chuck it Out " !!

Data is usually far more valuable than the hardware -- for 60 USD as you say you can get a nice brand new 1TB drive -- no brainer IMO.
Backup what you want first and also take a system image. Use Free Macrium or whatever -- use IMAGE rather than clone HDD as you don't want to copy the damaged sectors via a sector by sector copy !!.

HDD's even large ones are CHEAP --imagine re-ripping 7,000 CD's or having to re-create a music library --to say nothing of movies, photos, documents etc.

I don't believe also for a minute that nobody Owns music any more --streams like spotify etc might be convenient at times but I think a lot always prefer their own music - especially for portable devices or even your own media servers.

Cheers
jimbo

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Can some one advise the best free software to repair hard disk bad sectors. It should not be a trial version for repairing only one or few bad sectors.

A:Free software to repair hard disk bad sectors

Originally Posted by sam9


Can some one advise the best free software to repair hard disk bad sectors. It should not be a trial version for repairing only one or few bad sectors.



I don't have the answer you want, except that I am wondering if you have already run the disk check method built-in for Windows.

Right click at Start > select Command Prompt (Admin) > in the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.................
chkdsk f/r
> Enter.

You will be told that it cannot perform the command now but if you want to do that on restart.
Type Y as in "yes" > Enter.
Restart computer.
It will take quite some time.
When completed, it will give you a report.

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I have a disk that mainly contains data files. My disk have bad sectors and some of the files cannot be moved to another disk (it will stuck when moving and never complete 100%), most files are still normal (can read/edit/move). My Macrium reflect software is unable to do a backup on that disk.
Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics failed, quick test did not complete, screenshot https://i.imgur.com/Xx7VXgu.png

I read that sometimes chkdsk /r can destroy hard disk and make it worse, and I am afraid to do any more things to it, I have some questions.

1. Should I do chkdsk /r first then save all the files to another new hard disk to replace the old hard disk?

2. Should I move all the files that are movable to a new hard disk (there will be some files that cannot be moved), then do chkdsk /r then move the files to a new hard disk?

3. Is moving or copying better? Is there some program that can auto skip the file that is stuck while move/copying? (so I do not need to stay by the PC to click next/skip when a file is stuck)

4. What is the the proper way to do chkdsk /r and is /r correct? Some say do it in DOS, some say do it in windows.

Thanks
 

A:Bad sectors on hard disk and move file problem

I'm at work, so I can't see the imgur files, but yeah, that hard drive is failing and you need to get your data off asap and replace it. Bad sectors will never fix themselves. /r will try to repair the files, but if you've tried that and it failed, you don't want to stress the drive any further. I would just copy what you can to the new drive and go from there. If you can't get all the data off, I'm assuming you have a backup in place so the data loss won't be critical.
 

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Hello. I have been using my Lenovo G480 for approximately 3 years and 2 months.OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzRAM: 8GB Motherboard: LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) / 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M (Lenovo)Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVT-25A1YT0 (SATA)Several issues have been coming up for the past two weeks.1. The notebook overheats, going as far as to 80-90C. (It might have reached 100C, but shut down)2. It occassionally shuts down itself. (I assume due to issue 1)3. It has been giving KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR quite frequently for the past week or so (almost daily).At first I suspected issue 3 to be due to the RAM, as I have received notifications to reduce running programs in the past, but the memory diagnosis showed no problems.So, I ran a hardware scan on Lenovo Solution Center and it failed the Targeted Read Test.I went through some event logs and the issue "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." has showed up several times too."The device UMDF HID minidriver Device (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 4 more times. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem." came up too, I suspect due to my laptop crashing with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.However, Speccy and SeaTools for Windows showed no issues.May I know how I should go about this? I understand that my hard disk most likely has ba... Read more

A:Lenovo G480 Overheating and Hard Disk Bad Sectors

ncem wrote:Hello. I have been using my Lenovo G480 for approximately 3 years and 2 months.OS: Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M @ 2.50GHzRAM: 8GB Motherboard: LENOVO INVALID (U3E1)Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Lenovo) / 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M (Lenovo)Storage: 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10JPVT-25A1YT0 (SATA)Several issues have been coming up for the past two weeks.1. The notebook overheats, going as far as to 80-90C. (It might have reached 100C, but shut down)2. It occassionally shuts down itself. (I assume due to issue 1)3. It has been giving KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR quite frequently for the past week or so (almost daily).At first I suspected issue 3 to be due to the RAM, as I have received notifications to reduce running programs in the past, but the memory diagnosis showed no problems.So, I ran a hardware scan on Lenovo Solution Center and it failed the Targeted Read Test.I went through some event logs and the issue "The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block." has showed up several times too."The device UMDF HID minidriver Device (location (unknown)) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash. Windows will attempt to restart the device 4 more times. Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem." came up too, I suspect due to my laptop crashing with KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.However, Speccy and SeaTools for Windows showed no issues.May I know how I should go about this? I understand that my hard disk most li... Read more

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I wish to to change max. addressable sectors of IDE hard disk under windows (win 2000) through API calls...It shouldn't be written in device driver...

Please suggest me asap and thanks in advance...

Best Regards,
mohan.
 

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Hi

There seems to be a problem with my hard drive, it has a high number of reallocated sectors and im not sure why, as its a brand new hard disk.


Does anyone know what i can do about this or why its happening?


Heres what the problem is about:
"Count of reallocated sectors. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks this sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area)."


Thanks

A:Hard disk warning - high reallocated sectors count!

I'd suggest backing up any data on that drive and then taking it back, if it's under warranty.

The magnetic surface of a HDD is never perfect. Neither are the actuators and head mechanisms. Over time, things get worse and the ability of a HDD to faithfully regurgitate information stored at any given location will be reduced. In other words, you write the sequence 1234567890 in one particular place, and when you read back from the same place you get 123X5AA89T.

When the HDD internally detects such an "unreliable" point on its surface, it tries to remap to an alternate location so that the suspect sectors are not used again. When that starts happening more and more frequently, it's usually a good indicator of impending outright failure.

The warning you've quoted sounds like a SMART error status. It shouldn't be happening on a brand new drive. If it was mine, I'd take it back and ask for a refund or replacement.

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Obviously the user can check the consistency of a FULL, whole NTFS hard disk by performing a "chkdsk" command and run in addition one of the well known tools (like MiniTool Partition Wizard) a surface test to check whether all sectors of a hard disk are ok.

But what if I don't want to check the full, whole hard disk but only one (big) file?
I suspect only one file of being defect and want to avoid a long-lasting chkdsk and surface test.

Are there tools which narrow the ntfs and surface check to one file?

Peter

A:Check for ONE File (!) if NTFS structure + hard disk sectors ok?

Don't know if Chkdsk can be done on a single file but I'd first Copy it to another drive, USB Thumb drive or USB HDD, delete it, run Chkdsk again to assure that was the only file involved then run Chkdsk on the drive it was copied to. If it comes up good, put the file back where it was. Or if less than about 4.2GB put it on a DVD-/+R disc.

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Hello I am trying to network two of my computers so that I can transfer some of my audio files that we made and recorded using Real Jukebox to my newer computer.

The old one is Win ME and the new one is XP pro.

What cables do I need/ How is this done???

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
 

A:XP and ME (recover data from ME disk)

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Hello,

I run a Windows XP with NTFS Partition. I have got a Zip disk in which a few clusters in the middle have somehow corrupter,I guess it is the click of death, known to be associated with zip-disks.

As soon as any application tries to read in these clusters, the zip-drive goes vanishing, so I need to eject and re-insert the diskette to make it recognisible. I am not able to make even complete image of the drive.

Which software should I use to recover these files?(are these files recoverable?). Im trying to scan the disk with "Trouble In Paradise(TIP)" but it doesnt recognise my internal IDE zip drive.

i tried "ASPI_ME" & "force ASPI", still "TIP" doesnt recognise Zip disk. Can spinrite recover my data? if so how to make myNTFS machine run dos? and how to make spinrite detect zip drive in DOS?(i.e how to mount zip drive in dos?)

im not able to find the guest.exe utility to run it on DOS.,

Best Regards,
Krishna.
 

A:recover data from zip disk

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Hi All,

Is it possible to recover data from a floppy disk? One day it worked fine the next day a error message appeared "The disk in drive A is not formatted" "Do you want to format it now?" I have tried it on other PC's and the same thing happens.

Thanks,

Larry
 

A:Recover data from a floppy disk?

Unfortunately, once a floppy disk is damaged, I don`t think there is anything you can do about it IMHO.

Regards Howard
 

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I have a machine with a dead motherboard. I would like to copy my data to a new machine. My old machine two hard drives configured in a software RAID (dynamic disk). Do I just plug one of them into my new machine, or do I have to do something first since it was part of a software RAID?

A:Recover data from Dynamic Disk

If it's a "regular" dynamic disk (as in just a dynamic disk, you didn't RAID it in anyway in previous Windows installation) then you should be able to import the volume directly. I've done this many times back in XP.

But if it's a part of a RAID volume (other than RAID-1)... you are out of luck...

zzz2496

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I have two identical drives a C and a D drive C was set up as primary and D as secondary. The C drive had winxp pro and my programs on it and the D drive was my storage drive for all my music and important files. I decided to reinstall winXP on my C drive and it kept giving me problems so I decided to install Linux Fedora on it instead. I am getting an external drive in a couple of days and figured I'd just reinstall winXP on the C drive and remove fedora when it got here then move my music and data from the D drive to the external. Then I would reformat both C and D drives and sell them. When looking in the case I mistook one for the other and reformatted my secondary D drive, then installed fedora Core onto it. During install I instructed it to remove all OS's and reformat everything. I had about 28 gigs of data and fedora core is only .5 gigs or so.

Now I have my D drive formatted with Fedora core and my C drive as it was with Win XP and my programs.

Can I set the C drive as primary again and plug in the D drive as secondary then from disk management change the D drive back to a windows format like NFTS or what ever and then run some program to get my data back?

Please Help all my stuff is on that disk.

Tim
 

A:Help! need to recover data from formatted disk

It would endanger any remaining data to try to change the file system yet again. Chances are you may have lost the data the first time.

Try scanning the drives with these programs. Look under the "Others" menu in Restoration and choose "Scan All Clusters". These are free and good and will give a good idea if anything remains of your files (if they allow access to an Ext2FS file system from Windows---I don't know).

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm
 

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Hello:
There is a scratched disk which I have no idea why the scratched happened. Also, disk did not finalize on my DVD recorder.

Is it possible to recover Data from a scratched disk?
Or, if it's not possible, is there a good program for this issue? Because, there are several programs on-line, however which program is good for a non-expert DVD issue along with computer's?

Any help on this issue would be truly appreciated.

Thanks,
 

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I am trying to recover data from laptop internal HDD use as an external hard drive to recover data from that HDD. I can't see my HDD in my computer but in DISK Managemnet, there is a message, "Disk 1 Unknown Not Initizalized"

Please Help!!

Thanks,

A:Recover Data from Disk that is unknown and not initialized

If the data is critical, and it sounds like it is.. the first thing I would do is use a software that makes a sector by sector backup or image of that uninitialized drive. That way if trying to make it readable by initializing it should hose it, you have a copy.

After that, if you know that the unititialized drive was at one time formatted NTFS then you might try initializing it with Partition Wizard freeware

But it may be worthwhile to talk to someone well versed in disk recovery. There may even be some dedicated forums around for that specialty.

If you get lucky and the Partition Wizard initialization shortcut works, then the files should be there after doing a non-destructive format as NTFS file system.

Assuming that's what it was to begin with.

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With my 2009 Seagate 500 GB sata hard drive, the re-allocated sectors count shows 2 bad sectors, in the Ubuntu 10.04 disk utility for the smart data. In this multi-boot desktop PC the XP with a drive monitor program called, Active Smart shows this drive health status as good, including that reallocated sectors count item, so is this not to worry about for now, or what. I do monitor the hard drive temperature, which does stay cool enough, in the seventies up to about 80* F.
Or can this be caused by mixed partitioning methods, since the new way is now align to MiB, and not align to cylinder as it was. I used the GParted tool to create and change partitions when it was set as default to align to cylinder, but then I recently used both my Vista Disk Manager, and the newer version of GParted to re-size some of the partitions, which both now use that align to MiB method by default, which often has near 1 MB gaps between partitions then.
 

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OK, here's my setup:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please Help.

Thanks,
Rio
 

A:Recover Data from bad Hard Drive?

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On my system I have a 120gig and a 40 gig hard drives. (I run dual boot with 98se and XP pro). I was reinstalling both operating systems and my 40gig (which is my documents drive) got messed up by win 98 setup. . I formatted the 120gig and ran win 98 setup. When win 98 setup ran scandisk it found errors on drive E (my documents drive) and I accidently hit "fix the errors" instead of "don't fix the errors" which now makes it show up as unformatted. Is there anything I can do to recover the data?
Thanks.
 

A:Help!! Must recover data on hard drive

Do a "recovery" search on the forum, this subject came up recently.
 

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Hi.

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

"The disk in drive D is not formatted.

Do you want to format it now?"

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

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

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

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Hi.

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

"The disk in drive D is not formatted.

Do you want to format it now?"

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

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

A:Is there any way to recover data from this hard drive?!

what File System are you using? ie: Fat32 or NTFS?
Make sure that both hd's have the same file system, otherwise you're going to have to reinstall on the same fs.
 

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hey there,
upon changing desktop computer and moving all the hard drives from one to another, my friend clicked on convert to basic instead of simply activating hard drive in computer mangement... the disk is basic now with 1 partition instead of previous 2 extended logical partitions and all data were lost.

upon researching, tried some recovery softwares but with no luck, i was directed to use partitionguru (diskgenius previously) and upon partition recovery, its showing me the "lost partition" with all the file and folders as they were, which is good, but its not showing a fully used volume as it was

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gj5dv7ceuqdwuy2/2014-07-17%20...

now i know that previously the partition was an extended partition, so originally the volume had one drive letter with 2 partitions in it.

2 questions i would like some help with if u may,

1- if i recover like it is, will it know that its a 2tb partition extended into 2 931gb and hence restore the full 2tb or theres some other thing that i have to do then. (IS IT SAFE TO SAVE THE PARTITION TABLE AS IT IS)
2- if the above is the case, can i recover the files to as they were, AS TO THE SAME DRIVE ITSELF

thanks for ur support,

A:Recover data from a mistakenly converted dynamic disk to basic

Hello and welcome numbskull mate try this

BOOTABLEUBUNTU

Makea bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY. You can of course remove the hard drive and any otherdrives when doing this as if the optical alone is the only drive left in themachine then the BIOS will only find it to boot from.

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.
Whether you have destroyed the data in that partition or not will depend on what you can see.

Maybe an outside chance might be running Recuva https://www.piriform.com/recuva < free version is good enough.

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I have a IBM 60G-IDE hard drive that just died. It's
making spinning noises. After rebooting the computer
twice, the noise will not go away, and now the hard
drive does not come up in the system BIOS.
All the cables are fine.
- I tried the HD in the freezer trick
(1 hour) still nothing.
- I did a swap of master/slave.
- I tried it on different and other systems.
- I've lightly tapped it a few times

I was wondering is there anything else I can try?
Does the freezer trick have to be longer, like
8 hours as someone suggested, can that length of
time in the freezer cause ANY or even MORE damage?

How many times can a hard drive be put into a freeze?

Does the freezer trick only work if the hard drive
is still recognized in the BIOS?

Can anyone help or suggest any other safe method
for accessing or recovering my data? I'm not skilled
with opening hard drives up / swapping parts so that's
out to.

I'd like to recover as much data as possible!
HELP PLEASE
 

A:Noisy Hard drive: Need to recover data

Welcome to TechSpot

Have you tried the IBM utilities in the Sticky at the top of this forum?

Surf to http://www.tufftest.com/ and check out their utils. They also have a TuffTest-Lite for free to try. It creates a bootup-floppy which will then disect your system and its components.

Do a search in this forum on IBM Deskstar (or rather Deathstar), to see what others have come up with.
 

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Hi. I'm from latin america so excuse my bad writing. I'll try to be the clearest I can.

It's about a Hitachi SATA 1TB hard drive.

What happened was that I had my CPU laid on one side and opened. I had the hard drive
laid over the DVD unit compartment because I was trying to fix up another hard drives
and had to be continuously connecting and disconnecting. Then I accidentally hit the CPU
with my foot, lifting it a little and getting hit against the floor, the PC turned off,
then I turned it on again but Windows did not started. So I set BIOS to start with
another hard drive that has Windows too and let the HItachi connected. Like this Windows
initialized very slow. Then I check on " My PC" and Windows did not recognized de
Hitachi hd, I rebooted and checked in BIOS and there the Hitachi was not recognized
neither. I tried in another PC and with other cables and nothing changes.

P.D.:

-When the PC is turn on the Hitachi HD feels to start but past 15 seconds it stops.
(Sometimes, when the PC turns on the Hitcachi starts to beep intermittently, with a 2
seconds interval, it is not a mechanic sound and after every beep it's heard a little
crack from the HD, and the HD remains like this until I turn off the PC. Remeber, this
happens SOMETIMES).

Please guys, help me, so I could repair the drive and recover my data.

Cheers and thanx.
 

A:Help: Repair hard drive and recover data.

It sounds like you're done with that drive. I guess you will need to use your backups.

Recovery services can almost certainly get the data back, but they can cost into the $1000's.

The hard drive in your computer is in one of two states right now. It's
either going to fail or it already failed. Hard drives are inherently
fragile things with no built in redundancy.
-Chris PirilloClick to expand...
 

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Hello,

The USB of my external hard drive was broken and I changed to a new casing. However, it did not show up in my computer anymore and did not show up in disk management. I read forums and assigned it a drive name in disk management and clicked new partition. The drive was now visible in my computer but it keeps asking to be formatted. I do not want to erase my old data and so did not format.I want access to this data back again. My hard drive is fine and makes no noises. Someone please help.

Thanks,
Tulika
 

A:Recover data from external hard drive?

No guarantee that you'll be able to recover your data. Depends on the size of the HDD, it might take a while for the programs to scan it. Be patient.

Found some posts that might be of help. Good luck.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252267-45-recovery-data-hard-disk-deleting-partition

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255089-32-partitions-overwritten-recover-previous-data

http://www.partitionguru.com/step/recover-partition-using-partitionGuru.php
 

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I have two Seagate 7200 hard drives than are no longer recognized by the desktop or by my laptop via a usb/EDI/SATA adapter. These were my backup drives and have all my photos, itunes, and doc files. Rather than speed $1,000 to have the files extracted by a recovery firm I wondered if its possible to remove the storage media from one drive and install it in a new drive box. Say buy a $60 internal drive open it up and remove the disks, take the disks out of the non-working drive and install it in the new internal drive. Is that even possible? Would the circuitry on the new drive even recognize the replacement disks? Would the drives need to be the same GB? Inquiring minds want to know!
 

A:Can I rebuild a hard drive to recover data

I've heard of people buying the exact same drive (needs to be exact so the PCB is the same) and then swapping those out. I've never heard of people removing the platters and putting in a new drive - I think that would be highly risky if not impossible. Try to find a working drive with the same PCB on ebay, then swap the boards.
 

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I have a hard drive that came with my Dell notebook.   The drive is formatted as a data drive (it doesn't have an OS installed on it).  The Dell's motherboard died.  I took the data hard drive out and put it into an external drive enclosure and attached it to a working computer via USB.    Windows 7 on two different working computers cannot read the drive.  
My goal is to get this drive back in working order and to retrieve the data from it.
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Laptop driveHitachi 7K200-160 7200 RPM 160GBModel HTS722016K9A300Physical hard drive.This drive was the secondary data drive from a dual-drive notebook that had a motherboard failure. Prior to the motherboard failure, the drive worked fine. It's formatted for data only, there's no OS installed.I removed the drive and put it into an external enclosure.• When I attach this drive to a computer via USB, the computer does not recognize the drive. Windows Explorer doesn't display a new drive after attaching it via USB.• The light on the enclosure lights up and you can feel the drive spinning inside.• The Windows 7 Systray displays the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon when the drive is attached.• In Disk Management, the faulty Hitachi external drive appears as "Disk 2" Dynamic, Invalid. (When removed from USB that Disk 2 does not appear.)• In Disk Management Properties, General: NSI External USB Device; Device type: Disk... Read more

A:Repair / Recover Data hard drive

Before you try anything, decide how valuable the data is -- if it's worth enough to consider professional data recovery, realize that anything you do to the drive may make it that much harder (and more costly) to recover the data.  Professional data recovery costs well over $1,000 to start.
If it's not worth that (and you're willing to take the risk), give Ontrack's Easy Recovery software a try - it will tell you whether you can recover anything, free of charge.  If it looks like you can get the data back, you have to buy the program, but it's a small fraction of the cost of professional data recovery.

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