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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Windows 10 Technical Preview worst case scenario

I'm planning on installing Windows Technical Preview on a dual boot on my (gasp) primary Windows 8.1 laptop. Naturally, the repeated cautions relating to this pre-release software have made me ...
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External hard drive losing files, what's happening and how to recover? [closed]

My Toshiba EHD (about 4.5 years old) is losing files in a very peculiar way: whenever copying file(s) from the EHD to my Mac fails, those files disappear entirely, and sometimes all the files in the ...
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erased disk without internet

During recovery of OSX on Macbook Air I erased my disk using disk utility without internet. When I now try to recover and restart the OSX installation the Message is that my disk is locked. How can I ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Restore backup to blank hard disk

Has anyone had any success with restoring a Samsung (Win 7) that uses the Samsung Recovery Solution 5 onto a new (thus blank) hard disk? I've taken the complete backup through the POST F4 ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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Rewriting partition table to be BIOS/DOS compatible

tl;dr: skip to Question section Background I have a drive on which Windows 7 was installed. It had a 100MB Windows 7 boot-partition, followed by a partition that took up the rest of the drive. A ...
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External hard disk is not loading

I have a Sony 1TB Hard disk, which has been working fine for a year. The Hard disk is powered by a USB cable. It had 300 GB free space. Now when I connect my HD, my Windows keeps loading it and all I ...
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Dead motherboard. How can I save the software on my old hard drive?

My motherboard died. I'll be installing a new copy of Windows 7 on a new machine, or replacing the motherboard in my current machine and then installing a new copy of Windows 7. There is nothing ...
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EaseUS partition manager terminated abruptly, leaving HDD partition to be unusable

I was using EaseUS partition manager to extend my drive's capacity by including a 100GB partition into it. The drive was earlier partitioned as 100GB+831Gb = 1TB(Toshiba HDD) and I was making it a ...
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HDD Complete Erase

I'm trying to completely wipe clean an Internal HDD (model number: WD3200BEVS) but, there seems to be a series of issues. It would not format. I put it in another computer and it formatted. It ...
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Can the $BadClus file hold recoverable data?

I have an external hard drive that a family member dropped but however still functions perfectly other than the drive is not partitioned; the drive doesn't even click in the way a normal damaged hard ...
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Is this hard-drive beyond recovery? [closed]

A family member dropped a couple of their external hard drives as they were swapping to a new computer. Needless to say both drives have been ruined, but with different symptoms; the first drive works ...
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Read data from old hard drive Seagate ST-1239A

I received an old hard drive from which I need to read the data. I connect it using an AT-Interface to USB connector. (I tried two different ones with the same results). I guess it is about 210-211 MB ...
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Recover data from a Samsung DVD recorder's hard drive

I have a Samsung DVD recorder: I want to recover data from its hard disk. I need to buy a SATA-to-USB adapter and connect the hard drive to power then to USB and mount it on my PC. I have done data ...
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create recovery partition in hard disk

Unfortunately, I deleted my Samsung notebook Windows 8 recovery partition from the hard drive. So, I need it now. Are there any tools to create it again? This solution did not solve my problem. ...
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Can't boot from an OEM recovery partition, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a Sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I try to start the Recovery partition Tools by typing F10 during POST. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says ...
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Can foremost be paused and resume, could I get a progress indicator for foremost?

I'm retrieving jpg photos from a damaged HDD using foremost. It was a 300GB Ext4 partition of which a much smaller amount was filled with family photos. The disk drive failed to the point where it ...
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External HDD not detected

I have Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Model: SRD00F1 which is out of warranty unfortunately. There were problems in it which I was trying to fix. From these Problems that have been trying to fix ...
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system restart on alienware mx17 maxed my harddrive [duplicate]

I did a full factory restore to my alienware mx17 when windows was reinstalled from factory disk it took up around 170 GB of my 225 GB SSD drive any answers on whey this would be?
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Fix Windows Technical Preview bootloader

I was trying to fix an unrelated windows 7 install and seems like it accidentally overwrote the bootloader for the Technical Preview. How can I fix the bootloader on the Windows 10 Technical Preview? ...
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Recovering Original Win8 to Toshiba Satellite c850 after formatting hard disk [duplicate]

I have Toshiba Satellite c850 B516 with Original Win8 installed. I accidentally formatted the internal hard disk. There is no serial number written on the bottom of my laptop. How can I recover my ...
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Can't access external harddrive in OSX

For some reason i can't access my external HDD anymore. It's not showing up in Finder, although i can see it in the Volumes folder and in Disk Utility app. When i access the HDD from terminal and try ...
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My External USB Hard Drive won't show up

My External USB Hard Drive don't show up. I checked in Computer Management, Disk Management and Device Management, the partition of my Hard Disk exists I was trying to install a linux ...
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Recover files from RAW Drive in Windows

Portable USB Hardrive get corrupted (Bad sectors) and now is detecting as RAW. I'm trying to find golden solution to deal with this so Everyone including me will have example what to do to recover ...
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Truecrypt file RevoveryProblem

I faced a terrible thing,that is when I use virus software to scan my computer(at the same time,I mount my external drive,but I didn't type truecrypt password to open the drive),there is no virus in ...
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Synology DS212+ indicates disk failure

We recently had a power outage at my house, caused by a short circuit. Because of that, my NAS was shut down improperly. After we restored the power, everything seemed fine for a few hours. But now ...
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Can a part of a hard drive break?

Is it possible for only a specific part of a hard drive to become unusable? I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Sony Vaio laptop (more than five years old). Since 14.04, I never had any problems with ...
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how to recover partition from harddisk

I have a 500 gb internal laptop harddisk.I have windows 7 in one of the four partitions. The system didn't boot so I used pendrive linux to boot ubuntu from usb. After booting using ubuntu I'm able to ...
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Mount ddrescue imaged password protected drive

I'm trying to recover a crashed HD from a Macbook. I've imaged the HD successfully onto my external HD but when I try to mount it I get a mount_hfs: Invalid argument error. I'm assuming this is ...
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Internal hard drive is dying. Is this the right procedure to recover data (with ddrescue)?

As the title says my hard drive is supposedly dying. Two days ago, I powered on my Windows laptop after a week of not using it. After being on it for an hour with no particular problems, I got a BSOD. ...
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How to recover data in formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS

Help how to recover formatted hard disk and already installed a new OS but not yet installed applications. Edit: I have two 500g hard drives lets say HD1 has my personal files and the other is HD2 ...
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Disk image and recovery disk

are recovery disks (once created) the same as creating a disk image, i upgraded from vista to win 7, and had to restore my system. I had to first install the vista recovery disks and once all the ...
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How do I recover my missing files [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 computer that I put iTunes on. I have an external hard drive. I had iTunes organize my music in the external hard drive into a different directory. I now find that all my mp3's ...
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iCare recovered files from a formatted partition but they all have an incorrect extension

I have a HDD partition that was formatted and I needed to recover the files. After formatting, the partition was not used anymore. I used iCare to recover the files and after 4 hours of scan it found ...
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Windows Recovery not working

I have a Samsung RC520-S02UK laptop with Windows 7. That day for my coursework I installed virtual box. Then it was woking fine. But when I restarted after a few hours, it didn't boot and then I ...
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mdadm: Win7-install created a boot partition on one of my RAID6 drives. How to rebuild?

My problem happened when I attempted to install Windows 7 on it's own SSD. The Linux OS I used which has knowledge of the software RAID system is on a SSD that I disconnected prior to the install. ...
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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB3.0 Spins up and then beeps?

Well, today, I unplugged my WD external HDD from my laptop so that I could move it to a different port. I was not using any program that would be accessing the drive at the time. However, when I ...
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Recovering data from failing hard-drive using ddrescue

Lately my hard-drive have failed me. I'm trying to rescue some important data from it and right now im stuck doing this... I've read about ddrescue data recovery tool and it seems like it's doing its ...
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Windows 8 shows “dynamic invalid” for a two-drive spanned set; how to access my data?

I have a failed computer (win7) that had 4 2tb drives that I spanned to one logical drive. It is not my os drive, just a data drive. I have since tried to move the drives to a new computer (win8) and ...
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Is there a way to get software out of a computer running windows 4?

Our lab uses a computer that runs windows 4 (ancient I know) to run specialized equipment. The software we want is rsview32, it runs a program that controls our specialized equipment. We would like to ...
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Everything on my NTFS partition disappeared. DESPERATE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

I just rebooted into Windows (I dual boot with Ubuntu), and everything in my D: partition is gone! First question: How do I best preserve the current state of the hard drive to maximize chances of ...
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Unformat laptop windows drive using a bootable ubuntu usb stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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possible data recovery service options

My internal HDD failed due to a sudden power outage. I can hear beeping sounds like the motor is trying to spin the drive up and failing to do so. This drive contains all my important data ( ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

I asked this on Ask Ubuntu without success and they recommend to repost it on superuser, so here i am! It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music ...
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recover data from a drive that has been low level formatted [closed]

I low level formatted the wrong drive. I used the WDC DLG diag to write zeros to the drive. Is it possible to recover the data from the drive? model hard drive wdc wd5000BEVT
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Recover Data from a Formatted HD

While installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7. In installation type phase I have selected "something else" option. Then, I have discovered that I have formatted my drive. Any help please
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Is it possible to restore lost files from a repartitioned raid 5 array?

I decided to reinstall my server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server 13.10. Of course, i took a backup of the (531GB) files on my software raid 5 array (4x3TB, no hotswap), however, some ...
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Damaged hard disk - FAT32 - lost boot sector and root directory

I've got an external 640Gb HDD which has been badly treated (accidentally packed into a sea shipment container then left in storage for 9 months, probably had some extreme temperatures too). I'm ...
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How to save data from a dying hard drive?

I have three drives installed, 1 SSD and 2 HDD. While the system is in the SSD, many program are installed in one of the the HDD. But I think that HDD is failing. I can hardly even boot the computer. ...