My laptop fell down and now I cannot start it. BIOS Hard drive tests shows "Error Code: 0000 Read Verification Failed" on the 0% of the test.
I need to copy data from the disk and thus I took it off and connected through USB to another laptop. The disk is visible by Device Manager and by Disk Management tool. Also, both partitions of the disk are seen by Disk Management tool as healhy. 1st partition cannot be accessed from My Computer. Instead, Windows shows a popup "You need to format the disk in drive E before you can use it"
Fortunately, for the 2nd partition (which contains 99% of my data!) I was able to see root folders in My Computer and copy one of them. However, the process seems to be very tedious for the other folders:
- Copying the mentioned folder took 5 minutes, even if it contained less than 1MB of data (the broken disk sounded like it was trying to access the same area multiple times until it "caught" the file")
- The rest of the folders contain much more data (some GB)
- My Computer stalls when trying to scan them (Windows Explorer stops responding)
I guess that I need to access the folders or even single files in the other way.
How can I access those "difficult" folders?