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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How to solve external hard disk doesn't detect on PC

I'm having problem with my WD Passport 1TB external hard disk. When I plug it into my laptop it's not showing in My Computer, but I can safely remove it via toolbar. I have tried with my other laptop ...
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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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Hard drive failure [duplicate]

I've got a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 internal HDD that failed recently. The laptop can't recognize it at all. I have tried putting it in an HDD enclosure and booting up from a Lubuntu live flash drive. ...
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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. ...
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check if hdd has bad sectors ad force windows to ignore them

i have a 500gb hdd (SeaGate), and every now and then i get a bsod with error being ntfs.sys it happens daily, maybe even 3 times a day is there a way I can check if my hdd has: a. A bad sector/s ...
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SSD stopped working suddenly. Any chance of data recovery?

I have been using a Corsair Force 3 (120GB) SSD since last 1.5 years. Yesterday, the laptop freezed suddenly and I had to hard reset it. Then it refused to boot as if no HDD was installed. This has ...
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Why can data be recovered after formatting?

If a quick format just marks bits as writable, and a normal format writes 0s to the entire disk, why do people bother with DBAN, and why are multiple passes ever required?
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Where does hard drive save the bad sector count number?

I want to repair a hard disk that has 652 bad sectors and when I use HDD regenerator, it reports that bad sectors were fixed, but when I try to install Windows or Linux, the hard drive doesn't accept ...
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Can you manually “inject” drivers into a hibernated drive image?

Is it possible to manually inject new drivers and configurations into a hibernated Windows 7 drive image? I have a sector-by-sector drive image of a hibernated Windows 7 install. It's imaged from an ...
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Dell Laptop - Hard Drive failed

I recently bought a new laptop from Dell. It's three months old and already the hard drive has failed. Luckily the data I lost was not too important. I've lost 3 weeks of data. I'm still under ...
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Hard drive undetectable after failed partitioning

I have an internal 1 TB seagate HDD which I had about 800 gb of important data on. Recently I needed to install an OS on it so I connected it via external casing usb to my laptop and tried making a ...
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Are there any possibilities to recover data from dead hard disc [duplicate]

I have an Sea-gate 500gb hard disc that is completely dead, i mean when i connect hard disc to my system it is not getting detected. But i had so much of important data in it, i need those data now. ...
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HD Sata 3.0, how to recover data?

I have an old pc (it doesn't turn on anymore and I don't want to recover it) with some useful and other important data on the internal HD. This is the guy: http://www.directron.com/6v080e0.html I ...
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Debian/3ware 9500 - RAID Failure?

I swapped the hard disks from my home server into a new case last night (new mobo/CPU/RAM) and transferred its 3ware 9500 PCI-X SATA RAID card with it. The machine has 4 disks configured in 2 RAID1s - ...
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how to recover data from my disk - I accidentally copied with dd an iso on it

I wanted to create a bootable usb from an iso image and i accidentally put as the output of the dd, instead of my usb drive, one of my hard disks. The iso was 3,3 GB and my disk is 1TB! And it was ...
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hard drive recovery after low-level reformat

I've reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows but nothing else. I've looked at several hard drive recovery options and many say they can recover data after reformatting but the reformat I did ...
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Nexstar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock without format?

My computer was replaced by dell. They also sent me hard drives out of the laptop. I did not want to wait for a computer store to recover my data so I bought Nexstar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock. How can ...
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hdd recovery: can I speed up dd?

I am currently trying to recover a hard drive I accidentally formatted, but am of course, using dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc conv=noerror,sync to make a backup to work on first. I have two questions, ...
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Backup HFS+ drive on Windows machine

I'm imaging a hard drive that has a copy of OSX (10.8 I believe) installed on it and is beginning to fail. I need to backup the entire Macintosh HD partition to a network drive, from a Windows ...
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read hard drive from dead laptop without formatting

I recently pulled the hard drive from a laptop with a bad power supply, and have plugged it into my pc via a USB-SATA bridge. Both drives come from Windows 7 machines. Windows recognizes the drive as ...
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Troubleshooting a failed hard-drive that halts BIOS

A co-worker handed me a failed Barracuda 7200 RPM 160 GB drive and asked if there was anything I could do with the drive to recover some files. There seems to be a mechanical failure as the drive ...
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Old HD not botting, now external drive, can't get files

SO my old hard drive wouldn't boot anymore, I think the error had something to do with MUI not being full or something? So I bought a new computer and pulled the drive from my old computer and put it ...
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Copy failing drive in order to retrieve files?

I have an NTFS hard drive with a dynamic partition, which I believe is on the verge of failure (multiple spin-up retries, drive disappears from "My Computer" in Windows). I have ordered a 1TB drive to ...
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ddrescue has slowed down massively on os x

I'm using ddrescue to image a drive, and it's slowed down to about .1 % as fast as it started, at this rate I'm not sure if it will even finish, at any rate, I'm not sure I can tie up this machine ...
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WD My Book 2 TB hard drive can't access it

From within the Device and Printers in Windows 7 it can see the external hard drive. When I click on Properties it states it working properly but there is no information in the Volumes tab. When I go ...
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Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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How to recover a truecrypt container from a corrupt NTFS drive

On my external HDD which is formatted in NTFS I have a truecrypt container. I plugged my drive in today and windows gave me an error that I need to format the disk. How would I go about recovering my ...