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21 views

File recovery from phone went wrong, seems to have damaged laptop drive

I decided to recover some files I had recently deleted from a micro SD card in an old Nokia. I connected the phone to my laptop, downloaded TestDisk, and for some reason or another I selected all ...
1
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1answer
34 views

Cannot repair file in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64 bit running Windows Update continuously. Suddenly I had significant problem getting the laptop started. Refresh, recovery, reset, restore did not work. Recovery would not recognize the ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
0
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0answers
23 views

No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Creating a data rescue partition

I am trying to recover deleted files from a Windows HDD (320 Gb) with multiple partitions. Have three questions: Will dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/image_sdb.img bs=4096 create an image of all partitions ...
0
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1answer
40 views

“Do you want to format it” Message when open partition

I can't open a partition on my PC that contains my projects and all my source code, since the PC powered off incorrectly, when I open it I found this message "Do you want to format it" the partition ...
0
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0answers
93 views

Recover data from a diskpart > clean command

This must be my one time blunder but I did manage to clean my 2TB backup external HDD in an attempt to clean a pendrive to make a bootable pendrive for installing Windows 8. Now the help file for the ...
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1answer
37 views

Is it possible and how to recover deleted/erased and overwrited data from hdd? [duplicate]

Windows8, 2.5" hdd, d:\ ntfs partition, file in need 9GB archive.pst Archive was deleted by mistake. Instead of recovering/undeleting that archive, we copied one from all mighty but very old and ...
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votes
1answer
43 views

How to restore erased hard-drive data on Linux installation?

I would like to ask if someone know a way to restore my hard-drive data after erasing it while installing Linux Ubuntu? I just made a click by mistake and without a promt everything is gone now. I am ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Possible to find what HD space gets overwritten last?

Is it possible to put files into sectors of a HD that will be (over)written to very last? For example, if I have an HD with a hundred 1MB slots, I'm wondering if it's possible to know beforehand ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Diskpart Clean, thus unable to boot

I booted my Dell Inspiron 1525 on a Vista Recovery DVD (not installation disk), ran the Command Prompt, and did like following: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (which was the only hard drive I ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Changed “partition type” to EFI GPT accidently when default WAS Intel using TESTDISK

So i was trying to recover a failing drive by doing some tests. This drive was connected externally. After some trial and errors - I decided to 'write changes' after going into the EFI GPT category ...
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2answers
70 views

Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Encrypted hard drive with Bitlocker and the recovery and destruction of files

I have a 500 GB hard drive with Bitlocker I've encrypted it. But because I was a failure recovery, but because it was encrypted files were encrypted. Now there is a way to restore my files? If so do ...
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votes
1answer
46 views

Installing Linux on a (By Default) 4 Partition Laptop

I have a Toshiba laptop and am trying to partition it to install Linux Mint. The issue is that somehow Toshiba laptops already come with 4 primary partitions, making it impossible to create another to ...
0
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0answers
109 views

Why would there be two separate recovery partitions

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with Windows 8.1, a 24 GB SSD drive, and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the Hard Drive was partitioned into six segments: ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

Can't find documents when using docked hard drive

The screen on my HP Pavillion (Win8) was destroyed and I could no longer do anything on it. I bought a usb hard drive dock and put the HP Pavillion's hard drive in it. So now I am trying to access ...
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0answers
24 views

boot or loading,startup,safemode

My Samsung (NP365E5C-S02UB) will not load or start up and is stuck on the black screen. How can I get it to start, or how can I restore it back to the way it was before, or how can I get it to just ...
1
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3answers
179 views

In a RAID 5 disk array, does recovering a drive increase chance of another drive failing?

If you have a basic RAID 5 array of 3 or more hard drives, and one fails, does this increase the chance of one of the other drives failing and making the full recovery impossible? If every one of the ...
0
votes
2answers
203 views

Recover Hard Drive Accidentally reformatted from NTFS to Ext4

So me and my friend were installing Arch Linux on my external hard drive. My external hard drive had no data on it, ready to roll. My friend had partitioned my external hard drive (I am positive that ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Win8 recovery on a shrunk partition?

I'm concerned about whether or not it is safe to shrink the OS drive via the Disk Management utility. In the future, if I ever wanted to use the recovery partition on my laptop to restore the OS to ...
4
votes
6answers
946 views

What is the fastest way to mark bad sectors *without data recovery*?

I have an out of warranty laptop that has an hdd with bad sectors. I say that because chkdsk /r got stuck for over 24 hours at certain %. I also left GRC's SpinRite running for 4 days. It is my ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Seagate harddrive: unable to mount

I have a notebook with a Seagate Momentum 5400.6 in it. Suddenly it stopped working, only giving strange errors when trying to boot windows. I booted with an Ubuntu DVD, but Ubuntu couldn't fing the ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

Why can't I boot in to Windows Recovery Environment to fix my HDD or salvage my data?

I've been trying to get in to WindowsRE to salvage the files on my Sony Vaio laptop after it failed to load Vista (it finally, consistently displays "Error loading operating system" after months of ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Three disk (possibly RAID) data recovery

I have on my desk three 160 GB disks that were once part of an HP Proliant Windows 2003 Server. They may have been part of a RAID configuration of some sort. They may or may not be damaged in some ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Windows 8.1 - Why are there multiple recovery partitions in the system?

DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 System 500 MB 1024 KB Partition 2 OEM ...
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1answer
413 views

Recover files from bad hard drive with ubuntu

My hard drive went bad the other day, and I installed Ubuntu to a flash drive and booted from that. Is there a way I can access my files from the hard disk by using the Ubuntu OS? I have a Lenovo ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

accidently deleted windows 8 os now boot manager says “no bootable drives”

i was trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my newly created partition on Windows 8. i booted from a usb memory stick i had previously created with Ubuntu software. during the setup process, when asked where ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

After a “successful” file recovery (with Restorer Ultimate Pro) no files can be opened [duplicate]

A few weeks ago I suddenly had trouble with my PC (Windows XP Prof), it didn't start and said "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". I tried a lot of things to overcome this but ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Recovery text data from a NTFS partition after disk checking

I have a Win 7 laptop. Today, when I have started Windows, it asked me for checking the partition F on my hard drive. I accepted. It shows the message that it will delete invalid entries ... And ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Restore delete files

I have a C:/ with 24 GB free and Unallocated space with 397 GB free. The Unallocated space contained my files until it was deleted. Now, I have used a data recovery software, and am able to view ...
0
votes
1answer
295 views

Recover Deleted Drive

I had two drives: A C drive that contained the OS files. A D drive that contained my personal files. The D drive was made out by shrinking C drive and creating a new volume out of the unallocated ...
2
votes
2answers
151 views

Is there any tool for reading harddrive discs physically?

In short: I want to learn more on data forensics and now I need to pick out the discs in a harddrive (while yes I do know the dangers of this ;) ) and read them one by one. However I can't seem to ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Mac OS not allowing for disk partition

I tried adding a disk partition through Disk Utility on a Retina MBP under OS X 10.8.4. It was supposed to be a small, ~20 GB ExFAT partition on a 512 GB disk. For some reason, my disk was ...
4
votes
1answer
179 views

Seagate Backup Plus drive 1.5TB is now 4GB, missing whole drive

I have a 1.5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive that somehow is only reporting 4GB in pretty much every system util I can find (Windows Disk Management, TestDisk, GParted, etc.) The 4GB size is ...
0
votes
1answer
884 views

Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
1
vote
3answers
712 views

convert windows 7 to BIOS from EFI

So I got a new HDD, a larger one, and I want to transfer all my 7 stuff to that without having to reinstall. With doing my research I can do this by creating a system image. The only issue is my ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How do i restore directly from a Crashplan backup destination hard drive on another computer?

I don't know if my title managed to describe my question, so here is an example: Suppose i have two home computers A and B both running e.g. windows 7. B is my home server, and it has an extra hard ...
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votes
2answers
638 views

How do I delete a file securely so that it cannot be recovered by any recovery software? [duplicate]

How do I prevent someone from recovering files on a hard disk - if i delete one file in a hard disk directory it must not able to recoverable by any recovery software. I need some simple technique to ...
3
votes
0answers
423 views

Reading bad blocks from hard disk too slow in Linux

I'm trying to recover data from an old 320G hard drive (full of bad sectors) to a new one. I found that ddrescue is a good tool for this task due to it's smart algorithm. I have already done this once ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Hard drive error - NTFS damaged

I am helping a friend recover data from a computer (lenovo). After what I was told was a hard shutdown, the computer does not get past the system repair screen. (Windows failed to start) Booting off ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Laptop hard drive replacement: losing Windows recovery?

I might soon have to change my hard drive for a new one as it is starting to show signs of ceasing to work properly. I am running Windows 7 and have a recovery partition on the current hard drive from ...
0
votes
1answer
446 views

C:\System Volume Information is taking up 60 GB

I decided to do some spring cleaning on my laptop, and used a disk analyzer to free up some space on my C drive. I've managed to go from about 13 to about 33 GB of space, but I noticed that I was only ...
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votes
1answer
87 views

Here's my backup strategy, how do I enforce it? Software/tools etc [closed]

So here's what I have: Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full. 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

Sudden hard drive crash, won't boot or mount consistently, need data retrieval

My hard drive suddenly crashed today. I run SMART monitoring software, but there was no warning. I wouldn't be so worried about it if my backup wasn't five-days old (my backup software is supposed ...
0
votes
2answers
331 views

How to get data from a burnt hard disk drive?

I have a 320GB HDD which was in a building that burnt down. I need to get as much information as possible from this drive. It probably won't succeed, but it's worth trying. I tried soldering a new ...
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votes
1answer
39 views

Disk Image for running hardware checks with no hard drive [closed]

I am looking for some disk images to burn to a disk that can be used for running hardware checks when there is no hard drive in the computer. Thanks in advance.
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0answers
259 views

How to restore data from a damaged HDD?

I have dropped my laptop accidentally. It had Windows and Linux installed along with GRUB, with Windows located at the beginning of the hard drive and Linux near the end. After that I couldn't boot ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 8 recovery partition on main hard drive

I've recently been having a lot of trouble with my current laptop which has caused me to reinstall my operating system several times, and I'm getting sick of always burning installation disks or ...