Hard drive recovery infers the recovery of previously lost data from a Hard Disk Drive due to system, user or device error.

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ddrescue from drive intermittantly cutting out, ways to automate power cycling via software?

Have a failed Windows/NTFS drive. I was able to connect to another PC via USB-to-IDE cable and recover most of the drive with a Knoppix 7.2 LiveUSB and ddrescue/ddrutitliy. I've recovered most ...
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Faster chkdsk alternative

I think at some point my laptop's (secondary) internal hard drive was disconnected, and it seems like there are a lot of bad sectors (though I don't think anything is inherently wrong with the drive?)....
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Recover an accidentally initialized Bitlocker partition

NOTE: Before you downvote or mark as duplicate, please note that i DID look around and while i found similar issues on stackexchange and elsewhere, I wasn't able to go very far. In short, I have a ...
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DiskInternals Linux Recovery: building file tree

I am running Windows 7x 64. My Seagate 1TB NAS stopped working, so I removed the HD and attached it, using a USB/SATA adapter, to a USB port on the computer, and ran DiskInternals Linux Recovery (x64),...
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Using ddrescue to recover a broken drive. Can I check the progress before the run is complete?

I am currently running ddrescue on a drive that failed on me. It's been running for maybe 16 hrs now and is still in the splitting failed blocks stage but has been running at 0 B/s for sometime now. I ...
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Recovered video files are the same

A friend decided to clean up his external hard drive but found out he deleted media he didn't make any backups of. A company has recovered a lot of files but they were all broken. He asked me if I ...
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Fastest External Hard Drive recovery

500 GB External Hard drive got formatted... please help to recovery it fast.../ currently running test desk Disk /dev/sdb - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 476940 64 32 Analyse cylinder 1741/476939: 00% ...
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Recover files with deleted indexes by chkdsk from corrupt NTFS volume?

First off, I realize similar questions have been asked before, but most of them don't actually have any answers from what I've found. I'm hoping that perhaps there might be an actual answer out there ...
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can a motherboard give false hdd errors?

I have a crashed system HP dc7700p with windows XP pro, due to a failed hdd. The system could not boot up. There was only one harddisk The error displayed was 1720 Smart Drive detects imminent ...
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Massive GNU ddrescue slowdown

I have a 500GB disk I'm trying to recover; I ran the following command: sudo ddrescue -r3 -n /dev/sda /dev/sdb recovery.log. This ran fine for the first couple days, grinding out about 120GB a day. ...
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Retrieve data from possibly broken HDD [duplicate]

My younger sister accidently dropped my Inspiron n5010 from her lap. Since then whenever I try to boot it I get this - A disk read error occured. My first guess was a broken HDD, so I used a ...
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Hard drive failure recovery

Yesterday my family's laptop's hdd gave out and stop working. When the computer is turned on it says Checking Media [fail]. After I go into the BIOS settings is says Fixed HDD <Not Detected&...
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Harddrive suddenly got really slow

My computer has multiple hard drives. The one I am asking about has my Steam games and backups of websites I built for work. Last night I noticed my Steam games got really slow and was frequently ...
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Extracting ddrescue image file pass 1

I am trying to recover data from a failing usb hard disk using ddrescue. I ran ddrescue for about 4 days at the end of which it completed pass 1. Sometime after it began with pass 2, I interrupted the ...
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How can I get my 2nd hard drive (that disappeared from Windows Explorer) back?

I have a Dell XPS running Windows 8. My C Drive is 120GB SSD, for windows and programs, then I have a 1TB D Drive for my own files. The other day it disappeared from Windows Explorer and I cannot get ...
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Low hdd IOPS - should I be worried?

I have been having issues with a pc that's randomly losing power. Ever since, I've been finding new ways to stresstest everything to try and find a way to force the power loss in order to be able to ...
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Recovering an HDD after using dd on it

I accidentally used dd on my HDD (/dev/sdc) when I wanted to put an ISO on a USB drive. I tried looking around and read that if the data was overwritten then I'm screwed.... Is there a way to ...
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Is a Bitlocker encrypted drive safe to dispose?

Based on the nowadays public knowledge about the strongness of the Bitlocker encryption - and supposing the user thinks the Bitlocker password is strong enough to make bruteforce unviable with the ...
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Hard Disk Drive has failed in all softwares, save for one, where it is perfectly, smoothly readable. What will resolve this?

Summary: My HDD is (pretending to) fail. I tried a few types of recovery software, none of which seem to help. Except for one. WinHex. Proof. It views it perfectly. I have no clue what hex editing ...
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Corrupt windows hard-drive - everything still available when using Mac

first time poster - i apologised if i've overlooked this question being asked already. I have a 2TB western digital "My Passport Ultra" which has become corrupt on my windows machine. I cannot access ...
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Can not copy data from HDD, because it has become very slow?

I have an external hard drive, that I cannot copy data from, because of very slow read speed: The speed gradually decreased overtime. Hard drive doesn't make unusual noise, and I can not see anything ...
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External hard drive unreadable after copy

So I had a macbook pro on loan from school. I had to turn it in yesterday so what I did was copy all the files that where on there to an external hard drive. After that I tried too copy the ...
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HDD corrupted after having put it on the docking station

Basically I bought a "DOCKING STATION HARD DISK 3,5 2,5 IDE SATA HD" (just google it to check what it is; I bought it as cheap SATA->USB thing) and after I tried to connect to my mother's netbook to ...
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How can I recover my files from my computer with corrupted hard disk drive?

My HP 250G3 computer can't boot and instead says: Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk (3F0) F2 System Diagnostics For more information, ...
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Fixing a NTFS hard drive that will mount but not boot

Something went wrong during the upgrade to Windows 10. Now I have a Windows computer that won't boot, but if I boot into Ubuntu I can mount the drive in read only mode, and copy things off of it. Is ...
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Recover deleted *.vdi file on ntfs

I've deleted VirtualBox VDI file from my hard drive (classic HDD, not SSD, Windows 10 x86_64). The only 2 programs that can find this file are GetDataBack for NTFS & undelete plus. But both see ...
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“You need to format the disk in drive J: before you can use it” is shown, disk is not corrupted

I have a 7-8 years old laptop (HP EliteBook 6930p), running Windows XP with a 500GB SATA Hard Drive. The computer is painfully slow and I'm about to give it away as a donation, but first I would like ...
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Create a Linux Live USB on an OTG USB from an Android device

Please Please Please help me. I Recently attempted to install windows 8 onto my laptop along side an Ubuntu installation. At the time I couldn't find a large enough USB drive to use as a bootable USB ...
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Recovering Word file from Encrypted External HDD

My partner is a teacher and therefore requires her external hard drive to be formatted using encryption called Endpoint. She had been writing reports and lost them. I have tried via Remote Assistance ...
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Can I move a hard disk platter to another hard drive?

My hard disk just started making a ticking sound, and then it stopped spinning. I checked the inside and saw that the r/w head is broken. Can I just move the platter to another hard drive or will it ...
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How do hardware read errors on a harddisk affect an NTFS file system?

I recently got a 1,8 TB, > 75% full harddisk formatted with NTFS, and with (hardware) read errors. I created an image in multiple passes of ddrescue, so that only 50 MB of raw data remain unreadable. ...
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Why does the space of recovered files exceed the original space of the HDD?

I ran RECUVA in hopes of recovering files deleted by reformatting my HDD. After RECUVA finished it requested 4 times the space of my original HDD to perform the recovery!?! How can this be?
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HP Recovery Media Creation Issue

I have a HP Pavillion G series I cant seem to get my recovery disk creator to move from this point i have had it sat loading in this very state for 20 mins ? i restarted the program but Its Stuck ...
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Corrupted Data after replacing disk in Windows 10 Storage Space

I have a Windows 10 upgraded Storage Pool with 5 drives (Parity, thinly provisioned). 'Upgraded' means that this Storage Space supports rebalancing/optimizing (and this was a Windows 8 machine before)...
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DDRescue running very slow

I am recovering 2TB hard disk, It seems too slow that in 20 hours it rescued 4000MB only is there any way to increase the speed ? My command to run the ddrescue was sudo ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sdc /...
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HDD - MBR or LBA corrupted, can it be recreated?

I have to recover an IDE Hard drive with some logical damage. After connecting it as external drive using an IDE-USB interface, I encountered the following: - Number of sectors seems to be zero - In ...
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How can I protect a hard disk being read when drive is inserted into another computer without using encryption?

Besides using an encrypting-filesystem on-disk, what other options are there for password-protecting a hard disk, so that when it is removed from a computer's encasing or laptop its contents cannot be ...
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After a hard restart, I am unable to repair the MBR of my BitLocked drive and don't have the key

Why would Microsoft not build in a password entry widget into the repair process? How can I save my data? I've tried everything I can think of. Windows 8.1 Pro (not sure if version N or not, not ...
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System will not boot with hard drive connected

After closing my laptop, which sets it to hibernate. Upon reopening the computer froze, I rebooted. Upon rebooting the computer will not get past the acer screen, with no options to go to BIOS or any ...
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Should I do a bit-to-bit copy or a mirror of my damaged, encrypted HDD? (And how?)

I have an HDD with 2 partitions: 100GB unencrypted, unimportant data and 1,7TB encrypted (AES with TrueCrypt) important data. When I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive it wrote about 100MB on ...
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Recovering files with Testdisk - got some files to appear, but can't get the rest

I have a drive with a windows 8.1 install that got pretty mangled after I accidentally installed linux mint to the whole drive instead of a partition for dual boot. I canceled after a split second, ...
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How to recover data lost by clean command in windows 7

I was trying to install new OS in my HP pavilion 2000 series 6gb ram, 500gb HDD, 2.4GHz i3 3rd Gen processor. At some point I was not able to delete the partition So I googled for it. I got a solution ...
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Is this hard disk dead? Is there a way to get it to power on?

I have dismounted hard disk from notebook because the system were not loading and there were no bootable options in BIOS so I decided to put this hard disk to my desktop PC, however the hard disk is ...
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Alert before hard disk data corruption occurs that notices both

Is there a run time monitor that alerts before data corruption occurs that notices both media/surface problems NTFS logical errors (that chkdsk can fix). And if there's no active monitor, maybe ...
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How to recover data from an encrypted HDD which was demolished by a “Microsoft Reserved Partition”

So I reinstalled Windows 7 and apparently something went wrong: during the install I had two drives connected (drive A & B), I selected drive A for Windows to be installed to. Later I noticed that ...
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How does one recover from an internal Hard Drive I/O error?

This is the latest stage in a long running chain of events that has seen me cross the seven circles of HDD hell only to arrive at these depths of virtual inferno. My Hard Drive is a 750GB Seagate ...
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Error 1962 - No Operating System Found

Last night, my computer was ok . But when i turned it on in morning , the message says , Error 1962 - No Operating System Found Press F1 to repeat boot sequence. I started the bios and tried looking ...
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What should I do if my Hard Drive isn't being recognized? [duplicate]

I've been attempting to recover files from a damaged external hard drive which starts up and transfers data extremely slowly but still technically "works". After a few different recovery attempts at ...
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Restore windows 7 hard drive from raw image

I have an unfragmented raw image of my laptop's hard drive stored on an external hard drive (created with ftk imager which just makes a raw .001 file, not through windows to make a .iso file). My ...
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Can't boot windows

So I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537 laptop for about one and a half year, it has performed quite well over the years. But yesterday when I started it, it got stuck in the Dell logo. I ran the ePSA and ...