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Recovering Data from an Old (Corrupted?) Floppy

Q: Recovering Data from an Old (Corrupted?) Floppy

Hi there,

I need to extract a file from an old 3.5" floppy disk. However, I am unable to access it using an external A drive. When I try and access it, I hear the drive spinning for about a minute before I get the following message:

"You need to format the disk in drive A: before you can use it. Do you want to format it? Yes/No"

"No," then more spinning, then:

"A:\ is not accessible. The disk media is not recognized. It may not be formatted."

The reason that I'm not just accepting that the disk is a no-hoper is because I have a variety of old floppies which I've been trying to access recently and some I managed to access in spite of this message.

Those that I managed to do this with sounded like there was a mechanical problem when the disk span, so I tore the metal shutter off and that allowed me to access them. However, that hasn't worked with this disk and it's the only one I actually need to get data from!

I have made a cusory attempt to recover the data using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard but because Explorer won't access the disk, the program doesn't see the drive. I've tried multiple external drives too so I know there's not a problem there.

Does anyone know of any way I might be able to access this disk? Because of the way I managed to access the other disks when they gave the exact same message, I'm convinced it's not entirely corrupted.

I'd be very grateful for any help.


Windows 7 (64 Bit), 4GB Ram, Intel i5.

Preferred Solution: Recovering Data from an Old (Corrupted?) Floppy

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: Recovering Data from an Old (Corrupted?) Floppy

I know of no way to do that. The floppies are just magnetic media, and given how old the data is, I'd not waste time trying to get it off (unless it's not backed up, of course). But truth told, I'm not certain it can be done satisfactorily.

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I'm repairing a PC for a friend and the only media I had available to transfer files was a floppy disk. Has some important business related documents on and when I've gone to put the files back onto the new OS after a reformat (gone from XP to vista) the floppy comes up that it needs to be formatted before use. Is there any way I can get the documents from this floppy?

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Try the floppy in an older machine to recover the data rather than any recovery software . Was the floppy created with the XP (now Vista) machine ?

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About 11 months ago I added an external LaCie Hard Drive 1TB to my system to be able to back up my C drive and to store my music files on (copy my cd collection). I partitioned into two drives J for the backup and M for the music. Over the past several months I have downloaded over 800 cd's to the M drive and it worked fine until recently where it showed as corrupted. I called LaCie and they advised that the hardware is probably ok as the computer still sees the J drive and associated volume. When I "explore" the computer it sees the M drive but there is no data (no total size or free space showing). When you click on it (the M drive) it gives the message that it is unavailable and corrupted. Lacie advised formatting the drive after attempting to recover the data (which they think is still there just corrupted). I suppose I could just format the drive and re-copy all the cd's but that took forever the first time, so I would like to try and recover them before I resort to that.

The error message reads "M is not accessable. The paremeter is incorrect" But, when I click the J partition of the same drive it shows the volume and available volume as normal. The music files were recorded using dbPowerAmp and saved in FLAC format. I also had a folder in M for converted files where I converted the FLAC files to Apple Lossless for use on my iPod. Again, this whole thing worked fine for 10 months (recording the cd's, being able to convert them to the ... Read more

A:Need help recovering corrupted data from external hard drive

You can try a Linux Live cd and plug the Ext HDD into the computer running the live CD and see if linux can get at them seems to be working great for me. Sounds more like your J: drive lost its partition bits and thats why its not working and why your M: drive still is. If the hard drive itself was starting to go bad I would think it would affect both partitons as a partition is just a logical split of the drive.

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I have been trying to salvage anything from a floppy with a problem. After a search in the forums I found a similar problem in Windows 98/Me (Nov. 5 2003) which was solved by a member called griffinspc in which a program was used called PCInspector/file recovery. I downloaded the program and ran it with the results *attached to this message.
Now what do I do with this?? The program and website give no instructions as to what I should do with the results and I haven't a clue where to go from here! I hope that somebody can help me out here.
*I tried to attach to this message but must be doing something wrong.


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Dear Friends.
Hope this finds you well!
I'm not certain this is in the best forum, but it is a Windows 7 computer
I was trying to do another sets of DVD's from existing MP4 files from a SanDisk Ultra 32GB card. These would then be used with DVD Flick and ImgBurn to make the DVD's. The first(2) DVD's worked well but somehow a few of the files were not copied entirely. So, I was redoing these again to make certain I had ALL the files for the next (2) DVD's.
These are files my older brother entrusted to me for me to convert them to a DVD format. They are files of his daughters nearly entire basketball season [frames] of about 70 files and were sentimental to him and his daughter.
I feel personally responsible to correct this if it is at all possible!? It could get ugly
It was an honest error on my part as I mistakenly deleted what was titled Video 100 on the SanDisk which contained all these MP4 files. I didn't realize I was removing them from the SanDisk. I'm hoping there is a free date recovery app I could use for this one application so that an expensive license would not be required!?
Thank You in advance for your care, compassion and cooperation. I'm stuck in the mud...
Very Truly Yours,
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Ch... Read more

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I know they are well out of date now but I have found a pile of floppy disks that contain photographs from my old camera however Windows won't recognise the the disk and I have tried numerous different software with no joy. I was wondering if anyone knew of another piece of software that would do the job?

Some of the software I have tried -
BadCopy Pro
PC Inspector
There were a few more but they didn't seem very good.

Many thanks,

A:Recovering files from floppy disk?

If the disks are bad, they're bad permanent.

However, it's more likely that the floppy drive in your computer is broken. They're cheap & poorly made.

Try a known good disk. Try your disks in another machine.

GetDataBack (data recovery software) might get the data off them.

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I have a floppy disc with a file on it that can't be read, inserting the disc initially brings up a message saying the disc needs formatting, but then the file on it can be seen in Explorer. However if I try to open it or move it, after a bit of thrashing, the drive reports that the file cannot be read. I can bring up the properties dialogue where the file parameters are reported. I'm guessing that the file itself has become corrupted, but if anyone can suggest a way to get at the contents I'd be eternally grateful. BTW, I have tried it in a no. of different drives.

A:Recovering unreadable file from floppy

What type of file is it?, meaning is the application that created it in your system? Generally when something can't be read the format isn't equal to what we run in our systems. I've run into issues like this and gone into properties and clicked archive as in certain circumstances read only can't be read by anything but the application that created it. Archiving allows for the computer to at least attempt to open it. Jazz

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Hello all,

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

Thanks so much for any and all help!

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

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

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

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run


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

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


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I would like to recover a corrupted Notepad (actually, Notepad2, but I guess its's the same) file: I previously saved it, then edited, and with the unsaved edits, a power outage made it unreadable. The file is full of [NUL].

I tried CHKDSK. It has found no errors.

I tried this as well: https://superuser.com/questions/2236...upted-txt-file
Here, the 2nd answer with the Recuva method. Now, previosly I had a very similar instance, when this one worked very well, now not so.

What other hope do I have?

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I'm sorry, I'm honestly not sure if I posted this to the right forum. (Where else?)

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I previously saw a thread on recovering deleted files. I used the Recuva software and found the pictures files I deleted..unfortunately they are apparently corrupt. Is there any other software that could recover/repaid these broken files?

A:Recovering corrupted files

Take a look at the thread below. Photorec may help

Have you "lost" a hard drive, partition or files in your computer?

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04/21/05 12:20
my computer got infected and in repairing it had to back up my files, clean the hard drive and reload the files.
in the process some of my autocad dwg files have been corrupted/ damaged. when i do a search of my hard drive, these files show up but when i click to open them i get a message reading
:"the drive or network connection the shortcut 'SITE.dwg.lnk' refers to is unavailable ..."
anyone knows how i can recover these dwg files

your comments and suggestions are appreciated

A:Recovering Corrupted Dwg File

See this site http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=2860535&linkID=2475323 and also this one http://www.intelcad.com/pages/dwgfix/

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I would like to recover a corrupted Notepad (actually, Notepad2, but I guess its's the same) file: I previously saved it, then edited, and with the unsaved edits, a power outage made it unreadable. The file is full of [NUL].

I tried CHKDSK. It has found no errors.

I tried this as well: https://superuser.com/questions/2236...upted-txt-file
Here, the 2nd answer with the Recuva method. Now, previosly I had a very similar instance, when this one worked very well, now not so.

What other hope do I have?

A:Recovering a corrupted .txt file

I'm sorry, I'm honestly not sure if I posted this to the right forum. (Where else?)

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I have a compaq presario 7550. My kid did homework on it yesterday and when I went to start it up today I got a black screen with :
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original setup CD-ROM
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

Well, needless to say my computer came already loaded and with a recovery disk only. Yes, I can use that recovery disk and have my puter back again but I am a moron who forgot FOR SEVERAL MONTHS to back up her pics and documents. If I use that recovery disk, I lose all of it. Now, I could take it in and have it saved locally but that would cost more than I can afford right now and I really don't feel like waiting to save it up. I do have another computer (believe it or not my kid's computer - no idea why they never seem to crash their own - just mine) which is also a windows xp computer. I was told to make a start up disk from that one and use it on mine. Well, it won't let me - says something about piracy.

I will also say right here - if there is something I could buy to help fix this I would rather do that so if I ever have this happen again I would have that to use again. I can justify that so much more than paying some person to do a one-time fix and if it happens again there I am knocking on the door of that expense again. One person told me to buy an external hard driv... Read more

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Is there a free program that will allow me to repair/recover corrupted files in Windows XP?

A:Recovering corrupted filesin Windows XP

chkdsk /r

Restore a restore point when you know the files were there and clean

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Not sure if this is the right seciton but it is a general issue so, ill go for it. Basically, i was using a "screen recording software" called debut video capture, to record me doing a series of tutorials and when on webcam, was showing screen to screen with the software as sort of like a "live" tutorial with my friend for something in photoshop, when all of a sudden, the computer crashed with a BSOD of logitech webcam controller driver crashing, i have since repaired that, but i now two of my tutorials (as this happened twice) and now corrupted .AVI files.

One is entitled "untitled 106.avi" as that is how debut video capture names the files, so basically it was recording, computer crashed, a file of 165mb and 35mb are both corrupt but i care more about the larger one as it was 6 minutes long, VLC player called it a "undf" file (undefined video?) and ive tried countless recovery tools only to have no luck.

I dont care for the audio i only really want the video.

So my question is, does anyone know how or anyway i can recover the video from this file with software or otherwise? ther is definately physical data as just recovering up to the point of crash would be nice but alas, ive not found a way so i come here to see if i have missed anything?

Any help would be great! thanks :)

A:Recovering a damaged/corrupted AVI file?

Hi Lithium

I think your best bet is to simply create the videos again. Even if you were able to save a certain percentage of the video, it would be quite a bit more trouble to then have to patch together the remnants with newly captured fresh video. If the tutorials were thirty or forty minutes, that might be different.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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All the photos on my SD card got corrupted after I removed the card from my laptop's card reader. When I look at the card on the computer all I saw were random folders with weird names. The error-checking software that came with window was ran it it found a bunch of .chk files. Some of them opened up to be photos but others showed nothing.

From this point onwards what could I do to recover all my photos as they should be with he correct filename and taken date.

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Hi, I'm helping a friend with her computer. She told me her laptop and external hard disk got infected with viruses. So, I ran her recovery disk for her two days ago. I scanned for viruses on her external hd using Avast and Ad-Aware and deleted around 30 trojan viruses. Unfortunately, I think all her files on her external hd has been corrupted. So, today, she tells me that her camera's micro sd card was also infected with viruses. She plugged it into her laptop and it messed it up again. So, I've already ran the recovery disk again, my question now is:

1) How do I safely delete the viruses in her micro sd card? She told me that Avast did pick up the viruses when she plugged it in but the laptop still got messed up. So I'm cautious about plugging the micro sd card in.

2) Is it possible to recover files corrupted by trojan viruses (she had like, thousands of pictures from way back since 2008)? We've already tried Recuva (though I suspected from the beginning the chances were slim). Also, I only know that most of the trojans picked up by Avast and Ad-Aware were Win32 Trojan horses. I should have copied the reports before running the recovery disk, sorry.

Please help.


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I have an external HDD that I've been using to store pictures on, as I've gone through various computers I've used it to keep them safe. It corrupted today and how do I recover it. I live in a small town (in canada) and the only tech store is The Source, can they recover stuff from hard drives or is it a better idea I do it myself? I really need these pictures, lot's of them are family photo's (and videos) so I am really stressed right now. What is my best option?

A:External HDD with all pictures corrupted. Help with recovering.

What ever you do Len, don't try to do this yourself. I have know so many people who think that they can fix it, and they end up making it so that the professionals can't even recover it. Your best bet, if it means enough to you, is to ship it to a Data Recovery Facility. It will cost you a lot, I'm sure, but they will most likely be able to recover it without any problems.

Let us know if you decide to do this, cause if not, im sure there are DIY tutorials out there, but they are very risky, and dont always work.

Good luck,

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Hi everyone..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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My Eudora Pro in and out boxes corrupted today.
The in box is now 0kb and the out box lost over a year of messages. This is not just a corrupted TOC, but the in-box itself.

Is there any way in NT to recover the previous contents of the file?

I know I should not let it build to 1000+ messages, but it does. I usually have a backup going but my IT guy killed that in August. I lost all of my work related messages since August 2000.


Thanks Karren


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My Eudora Pro in and out boxes corrupted today.
The in box is now 0kb and the out box lost over a year of messages. This is not just a corrupted TOC, but the in-box itself.

Is there any way in NT to recover the previous contents of the file?

I know I should not let it build to 1000+ messages, but it does. I usually have a backup going but my IT guy killed that in August. I lost all of my work related messages since August 2000.


Thanks Karren


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So I got a BSOD whilst playing Battlefield 2 last night, actually the fourth BSOD of the day, and my Windows installation failed to boot, giving me a 0x7b stop error.

Now I've tried allsorts to fix this, such as CHKDSK and FIXMBR. Now after performing these steps I was promted with a corrupted Hal.dll, so I installed a new copy of windows to a 500GB drive and copied the Hal.dll over from there. However, I was again promted with the 0x7b stop error.

So, my current situation. I've decided just to go to the neww install of Windows 7 and copy my profile and settings over. Now in the past I've done this dozens of times using the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard, but unfortunatley I don't have an up to date backup of my profile.

So, do any of the microsoft guru's have a solution for this please?

A:Recovering user profile/settings from corrupted windows....

There is no reason to copy hal.dll to a new Windows 7 installation.

Wipe the HDD with KillDisk then install Windows 7.

Upon reaching desktop, allow Windows Updates in - www.update.microsoft.com

Then validate your Windows 7 OS - www.microsoft.com/genuine

Regards. . .



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Bit of a long story but here are the highlights

Added spare memory stick and PC booted up OK
Closed down PC, fixed cover on, tried to reboot but failed, got message from Windows saying system files corrupt
Found process on Microsoft KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us and carried this out. Only difference being that I was able to use XP from a second drive to do some of the copying which saved me from going in to Recovery Console all the time
Last step in the process is to do a system restore but I get a message that this was not able to complete
Tried several restore points - still no joy
My first question is "should I be concerned that I cannot perform System Restore?"

My second question is "is there a way of testing memory sticks?" as I have now taken out the one I added that seems to have caused the problem.

A:Cannot System Restore After Recovering Fron Corrupted Registry


There's a good possibility that one of the restore points became corrupted in the process. I would suggest turning System Restore off, then on again. This will delete all existing restore points. One new restore point will be created. Test System Restore.

How to Disable and Enable System Restore:

Tips Fixes and FAQ: How to test System Restore

Tips on keeping System Restore healthy:

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Knew something was wrong when the floppy drive kept asking to format. Had W97M.Marker.Gen and W32.H???.QAZ.A viruses. Cleaned them but he floppy drive on all 4 computers in the network want to format any floppy I put in.

A:virus corrupted floppy drive

sounds like the virus is still there in the softwatre somewhere. the virus may have written a format a: program onto your hard drive or something similar. or also it may not be seeing what is there on disk because of virus and automatically asks to format

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I had to reinstall my Vista due to an accidental Os deletion. All my data is on a lost partition. I used the program findandmount to mount the lost partition on a virtual hd disk drive. But I can't chkdsk on it because it's write protected. How do I get into that drive?

A:Recovering Data

you can create a bootable USB via some data recovery software, booting from which you may be able to recover the data on the lost partition. Use Runtime Live CD or Easeus data recovery Win PE edition. but data recovery is always not 100% guaranteed.

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I need to recover important data from a hard drive i formatted. I used partition magic to do it, so i believe it only deleted the header info. Is there a way to restore the header information? If I need to restore the data, what program do you recommend? I have go back but is there something that is better? How do you recommend I go about this?


A:Recovering data

These 2 are among the best:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html (Click "Other" and "Scan all clusters".)

The only possible solution for the "unformatting" that I know of would be to run this program to create a floppy, boot from it, and run pr.exe at the prompt. Have it scan for partitions and file systems that may still be on the drive and repair them. But use the recovery programs first to see if you can get your data from the partition in case the repair makes things worse (It has been known to happen).


Other possibilities are the "unformat" and "mirror" commands in DOS:



This program works very well, but it is doubtful that it works any better then the free alternatives I have listed:


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I have a hard drive on another computer where the motherboard went down. I have ordered another motherboard, memory, processor, etc. Am I going to be able to recover all data on the hard drive?

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i use a xp based system. i have a 80 gb hard disk with four 4 partitions all NTFS.

the system notified my that a file is corrupt and that i need to run a chkdsk,
instead of running the utility i decided to do a cold reboot cos i was hoping the checkdisk would run since it wasnt shutdown properly. but as it turns out a disk read error occured and the system wasnt booting-up.

i tried using the recovery(repair) console option after booting using an xp cd but wen i run chkdsk i got an error message wich said the disk had two or more unrecoverable errors(i dnt exactly remember the correct message but its pretty close to this)

so then i decided to format the c drive and reinstall the os. after installation i found out some files from drives d e f have been lost.

plz help me out i have lost a few very important files. and if theres any chance of recovering file from the c drive that would be a bonus.

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Hello forum.

Thank you for having such a great resource!

I'm not too sure this is in the correct forum, if not I apologize. I have a windows XP machine that has data recovery software installed on it. I have a external drive (HFS+) that can no longer mount on a Mac. My data recovery software can see all the data, the problem arises when I attempt to save that data to a new exernal. Since XP sees the new external as NTFS, I cant copy the HFS+ files to it. Is there a work around to this?

Thank in advance


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Have had an XP system crash in notebook - can't enter XP in standard or safe mode. Need to recover data from the drive. Pulled the drive, installed as a slave in my Desktop system, and can access the drive data using the Desktop's XP system. However, the Documents and settings user directory I need to access is "not available". A tech I spoke with says this is a security function of XP - becuase there was a password set for the USER ID in the notebook's operating system, even as ADMINISTRATOR on the Desktop system, I don't have rights to access the protected data.

Anyone know of a workaround to access those directories so I can copy off the data before reformatting and reloading the drive?

A:Help recovering data!

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I recently copy and pasted my laptop's hard drive local disk data on my external hard drive. I then deleted all the data on my hard drive. How can I put all the copy and paste data back? Or is it impossible and I need to reinstall everything? I also copied the "Users" folder, can I at least restore everything on my background? Also, when I right click my windows background, the graphic card options aren't there anymore. I deleted the data and used a Window 7 Installation Disk to recover. I dont seem to have any security either. Do I need to buy all of them again?
I'm not sure what its called, so the thing I'm calling background has the options Screen Resolutions, Gadgets, and Personalize when you right click on it.

A:Help with recovering data

All of the data, not programs, that are on your hard drive can be copied back to your internal drive.
Programs will have to be reinstalled one by one
You should not have to repurchase any of the programs you currently own, developers understand crashes
Keep us posted

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Evening team,

I was repartitioning a 3 NTFS partitioned 1,5tb drive down to one partition via win 7 Disk Management tool. I successfully shrank one of the partitions. After shrinking the second partition, win 7 had a hiccup and reported the remaining single partition is now in a 'RAW' format. I still have data on the drive that i would like to recover prior to reformatting it.

Apparently, on reading up about "RAW' files, the data is still there. What i would like to do is to somehow view the data and extract portions of it at a time to other smaller hds. From what i has read i can only extract everything to another 1.5tb drive, which i just don,t have available. If i can find a solution, i will eventually reformat and reuse my 1.5tb drive.

So my question is:

How can i extract portions of data from a "raw" drive to a second smaller drive?

Thanks for looking

A:Recovering data from a 'RAW' hd

You could try Recuva (free) file recovery.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

If that doesn't work there are also other paid programs that may work.
There may be other free programs, I'm not sure.

I used "[email protected] UNDELETE", and it worked very well for me.
They have a free TRIAL program, so you can see what can be restored and restore very small files.
It does cost for the version that can restore all files.

UNDELETE Files - [email protected] UNDELETE Software recovers deleted files, folders & partitions

hope this helps

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Windows was repaired on a machine and the user profile seems to have been erased....

What software do you guys recommend for recovery?

Get back data for ntfs?
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard?
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software?

Some other software?

Hdd was running XP.


A:Recovering data

I hope that you understand to turn off that machine - NOW.

Connect the drive to another working machine.

Many here use Recuva. I use File Scavenger and/or Recover My Files (I have each on different machines).

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I have a Quantum 10gb hard drive. When in Fdisk, it says Non-Dos partition with no valid file system listed. How do I get the data off this drive? It is not accessible when hooking up as a master or slave.

A:Recovering data

are you wanting to install an operating system on this drive?
if so you can boot with the 2k/xp cd rom and format/install from there........without using a boot floppy.

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My mother board went out on my old computer. I got the hard drives out and bought a Diablotex SSD to USB 3.0 Sata Adapter to get my music off the old hard drive. The drive will show up in disk management but it is write protected so I cannot initialize it. I am pretty handy with computers but don't know where to go from here. I had everything backed up except my music.
An help is greatly appreciated.
In Windows 7

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Hi everyone, I was wondering which program/s you use to recover data off a corrupt or formatted hard drives. Say you had photos you needed to get back or what about general files, say doc. files, do you use the same program or is one program better for certain files than another? Ive used Recover my Files in the past with vering results.
Would be interested to read your opinions.

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Unformat C:

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This probably isn't really a Windows question but I can't find a better place to put it.

I'm trying to recover files from a Dell laptop that won't boot into Windows. I think the partition is corrupt but I don't know enough to say for sure. When I try to boot normally, it says "NTLDR is missing".

When I use a Windows installation disk (as if I were going to install or repair Windows), and I get to the part where it asks me to choose a partition, it shows the partition as "C: Unknown" where the other partitions (from Dell) are FAT or FAT32. When I run Ubuntu off of a LiveCD, I can see a "52.1 GB Volume: disk", but when I try to open that it tells me "The folder contents could not be displayed". The DellRestore and DellUtility partitions can be browsed normally.

What are my best options for trying to recover the data?

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(Moderator edit: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

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You can use the Ultimate Boot CD to burn the data to CD or DVD. If you have the room on the C: partition you could use UBCD to drag&drop your files from the second partition to the primary partition, format the second partition and move the files back.

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I killed my laptop
I pulled the harddrive and connected it to my desktop to retrieve data and I've been able to get all my documents, but I can't figure out how to get to the mail store (I had some saved messages in Outlook). Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

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I have had a SATA HDD for about 2 years and never backed up silly I know.
With numerous problems in the past month being solved I know have a very slow computer that takes literally half an hour to boot - and this is with a clean install.

Someone has suggests that I need to delete the MBR and start all over again.

Fair enough, but I have some files that I need to keep. I have tried to back them up to a networked computer, even copying and posting them. But to no avail.

I think that there are too many bad sectors so this just keeps on throwing up errors and causing the action to terminate.
So, I need to recover the data that is on an 80GB HDD that is partitioned into two 40Gig drives. It is the second partition that I need recovered - I dont care about the first.
I have tried Hard Drive Mechanic but this is only for IDEs.

I have one 15GB IDE drive thats ancient - cant remember the last time I used with windows installed on it to try and recover data.

Any help will be most appreciated.

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I purchased Norton's Ghost 10.0 to take images of my hard drive and to back up my files.

Using it as a recovery disk, you boot from it. It has a little know utility which allows it to analyse the drive and list the programs, files etc.

You can then select the drive you want to save them to.

It saved my butt, when I partitioned my C drive when I reinstalled Windows and my second "data" drive did not show up as a drive.

I had taken an image of my C drive but not my "data" drive.

The recovery disk of Norton's Ghost was able to recover all my files.

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my problem is that i had windows XP installed on my pc then after a while it started geting slow due to number of programs and less storage space and perhaps a few viruses as well. then it would hangup as soon as i log in to the windows so i had to install another version of windows XP. I did so but when the new version scanned the drive that had previous window (XP) it did something with the clusters either removed them or deleted them (i dont remember) so nw i have lost all my folders that i earlier had on that drive i.e. folders made on desktop or "my documents". Only the non window folders are there but all the data i stored in window related folders is gone, as all the folders are gone as well, but the catch is that the space of that drive is still occupied, can you find me any way that i can recover my files??? please please help me

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i am using windows 7 operating system and i have an external harddrive that used to be my primary. when attempting to access it through my external hd enclosure it mostly asks me to format it and shows the drive under "my computer" as just a drive with no current/maximum drive capacity and trying to open the drive results in a cyclic redundancy check error. ocassionally when plugging in the drive or changing its drive letter from drive management i get the "scan and fix or continue without scanning" promp and when i choose continue without scanning it allows me to access the drives contents. i have finally freed up enough space on my primary harddrive to backup the drives data but cannot seem to get the scan and fix prompt to show up again :[ is there any way to force it to ask to scan and fix instead of asking to format so i can recover the files? all the information i can seem to find online about it only tells me how to disable the autoplay so it no longer asks ... but i want it to ask so i can remove the data then reformat the drive fully. is there any way you can help?

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About two weeks ago my Win 7 Home Premium got some fatal disease which I could not cure. Ran multiple security scans with different software. None found any malware, but everything I tried made it a little worse.
Bought a new computer and now want to transfer some of the data from my old corrupted drive to the new computer. Plan to remove old drive and put it in docking station. Now for the big question. Is there any chance the old corrupted Windows will try to start from that docked drive and corrupt my new computer?
I'm guessing not since it won't be the active drive, but I want advice from someone who knows for certain it won't cause any trouble. There is nothing on that drive that's worth taking a chance of corrupting a new computer that's not even a week old.

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Now for the big question. Is there any chance the old corrupted Windows will try to start from that docked drive

It will be OK, but I would scan the drive or the files with a AV(Malwarebytes Anti Malware, MSE) before transferring the data.


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can anyone help this idiot

having had a virus, get into our computer, i tried to fix using the system recovery disc, made when first bought the computer, all i managed to do ,was wipe EVERTHING off, lost pictures, college and university work, everything.

even though the computer is abck up and running, i have being told it is possible to retrieve those files ,we want, eeven though the hard drive has being wiped ???? is this true, and where can i get a program from, to do this?
or do i have to take it to someone to do this.

my life depends on this. as daughters are about to kill me

so please help...........

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Here is a guide...Note that you will need to look at step 7 for pointers as you have reformatted your drive. There are software versions listed that are free and others that you will have to pay for. They may or may not retrieve all of the information realistically. There are also professional services that recover data but they can be on the expensive side.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/111937/ways-to-recover-your-data/

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I had to have my hard drive cleaned up after a virus and beforehand I copied data onto Memorex CD-Rs. Several of them have worked fine and I've been able to put that data back onto my harddrive, but one in particular, and of course the one with the most important data, isn't working. When I insert it into my cd drive, it sows 231 MB free of 702 MB, but when I try to open it, there is nothing in the folder. Any suggestions to help me out? I'm not extremely gifted when it comes to technology but can follow instructions well, so the easier the better for me, and any help will be greatly appreciated.

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use recuva. it is free software...

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Ok, this may be hard etc.

I have 2 OLD hard-drives from previous computers of mine. I just need to know what I need to be able to recover data off them. I.e Use a external adaptor to make to an external HDD? Idk, see below photos of their connections/make/model etc .

HDD 1 (10 years-ish old):

HDD 2 (6 years-ish old):

Both of them next to each other:

Thanks in advance ,

A:Solved: Recovering data.

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