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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Is my Hard Drive repairable OR can I get my data back (Picture)?

I have an old 80GB Seagate Baracuda Harddisk. It fell on my toe. That time it was working fine. But today as I turned my pc on and this happened. Can replacing the circuit board will help me ...
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Cannot format external drive as it could not be detected

I have an external HDD. Suddenly, I got the message to format the harddisk in order to use it. I clicked on format. I accidently aborted the format as it was taking hell lot of time. Now that I plug ...
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Can't restore HDD using multiple programs

Please refer to my original question about this issue. I tried GetDataBack and it doesn't seem to scan or do anything. I chose the default settings from the first screen and then on step 1 I chose my ...
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Hard Drive not recognised by BIOS and no visible damage on PCB

An external IDE harddrive that I have has recently stopped working quite suddenly, when tried in other computers it is not even recognised by the BIOS or by a Linux recovery disk. I assumed that the ...
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Repairing hard disk when Windows installation disk won't boot

I'm trying to recover some data from a faulty hard disk with Windows installed on it (on which Windows won't even boot). I have tried so far: Booting to Ubuntu live USB stick and running ntfsfix ...
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Recovering a hdd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore a partition without losing the data? One of my hdd's got messed up when i think i accidently deleted the partition when i was reinstalling windows 8 and ...
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SATA HDD suddenly stops being detected by any computer

So I have a 500gb Seagate HDD that, after powering down my computer one day, stopped being read by ANYTHING. It's not a mechanical error that I could diagnose; it spins up and down quietly and makes ...
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Files recovered with full size but unusable

About 3 weeks ago, I have accidentally used the "clean" command in diskpart in DOS.. And every thing in the hard drive was removed even the drive letters, it became unallocated space (465.8 GB). I ...
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How do I recover data from a HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? Today I tried to read an external HD, and it was dead. The only way it could be re-detected by the system ...
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How to recover whole HDD after format twice?

Accidently formatted hard disk, then saved some files and again formatted, But now using icare, cant find the previous formatted files.
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Corrupt file indicative of corrupt hard drive?

I have noticed that two files on my (almost full) 2 TB hard drive have been corrupted. One file has 20 kB (!) corrupted, i.e. consecutive 20 kB have changed, even though the modification date of the ...
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Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode

My main HDD is failing to boot. (Neither Normal nor Safe mode). Single User seems to work. I can only boot from Recovery Mode or DVD. The scenario was the following: Computer was asleep (lid down). ...
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What is a trustworthy backup/recovery scheme for Windows Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to backup data and files on a Windows computer The title is the question: How can one implement a backup/recovery scheme on Windows Vista (laptop) that is ...
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Cannot access disk, partition table broken

I was so dumb, to turn of the power on my Readynas Ultra 4 when it was installing the disk (3TB WD Green), I had no time to wait for it as I was going to return it (It was to damn noisy) The disk ...
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How can I fix the MBR after cloning a Windows XP installation?

I have a dual boot system on a 320GB HDD that contains 3 partitions. The first partition contains a Windows XP installation for tests, the second partition holds another XP install for daily use. The ...
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Cant read from an external HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bad Sectors on Hard Drive ISSUE: I have an external HDD that I recently lent to my cousin. He has this problem that whenever he connects a flash drive or a memory card ...
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Recover partition tables/bad hd

I had a some problems in my Hard-drive and now the hard drive seems to be corrupted. Its Seagate 500GB Hard-Drive The hard drive started doing problems when i copied files to it, and started to shut ...
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CHKDSK freezes at stage 2 for 3 days now

Last week on my laptop fair few files got corrupt. I cannot rename them, copy them or delete them. Files belong to visual studio so I cannot compile some of my projects, which I need to finish by ...
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How can I restore an OEM hidden disk partition (PQSERVICE) on disk0?

Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop, Windows Vista SP2: I have a 111.79MB SATA/AHCI hard disk with the following partitions: The first partition, used for Recovery, originally had a logical name of ...
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File recovery that keeps folder structure?

I somehow wiped the partition on my external 3tb hard drive. I've been using filescav to try and recovery the files. I have had some luck getting back the files, but they are coming back as Unknown. ...
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SATA HD suddenly disappears

I am trying to recover files from a harddrive which is probably slightly damaged. It's a 3.5' SATA harddrive, connected via USB adapter to a macbook. When plugged in it shows up in the finder as ...
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Recover mac-formatted harddrive on Windows

My girlfriend's harddrive crapped out on her Macbook. I've replaced it with a new one, but I want to see if I can scavenge anything off the drive. I've plugged it into my Win7 machine...but I need ...
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Regaining access to a partition

My friend recently formatted his computer and after installing Windows 7 again the system does not allow access to his backup HDD anymore. Opening it in Computer triggers the "The drive is not ...
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Copy all contents of an Amiga harddrive to a PC

I have an old Amiga hard disk drive (CP2088 Conner drive). It is a 2.5" IDE drive (see bottom). How can I connect this to a PC, what software is needed, and how can I convert the entire disk to a ...
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SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 HDD not running

After a huge research, I'm stuck at the beggining of getting my HDD data back. Whats happening to me is that in the moment when I plug the power wire to my external 1TB SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ...
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Could HDD recovery require more than one donor drive?

When my HDD started corrupting data I took it to professional drive recovery service. I was told that it was hardware failure and donor drive is required. Donor drive would be used for parts to ...
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Is my EIDE hard drive busted?

I bought a NexStar SAT/IDE to USB3.0 adapter 2 months ago to recover an old Dell EIDE hard drive. The hard drive engaged with the adapter 2 months ago and I was able to view the files on it. However, ...
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WD Elements External HDD not showing up its drive even though its recognized?

I've got a 320GB WD Elements HDD that when plugged in shows up in device manager but it doesn't show its drive in 'MyComputer'. I've tried on several computers and still no luck. Any ideas as to what ...
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Is there any way to speed up ddrescue?

I had a 500GB drive HDD crash about 5 days ago. I used ddrescue on the important partition a few days ago, and it's been on "Trimming failed blocks" for almost 2 days now. Original command: ddrescue ...
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How do I recover a RAID 1 volume on Mac OS X (10.7)?

I have a Synology NAS that I've set up with RAID 1. The device is set up with two drives, both the same size (i.e. 500 GB each), formatted in ext3, as a RAID 1 volume (i.e. even though the total ...
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Any way to recover a file with bad blocks (CRC error in Windows)?

What I see is this: Windows complains when reading a file because the CRC for it mis-matches its calculated CRC. This means NTFS has a CRC for the file. I expect the offending block/sector can be ...
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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...
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partition not available after resize using gparted. how to recover it?

I ran into a problem with my HDD. I tried to make some space for my linux partition using gparted and I resized one of my NTFS partitions. Unfortunately, the operation didn't succeed and my ...
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Can you successfully clone a Mac OS X boot volume directly to another larger volume with ddrescue?

Can you clone a Mac OS X boot volume (specifically a "Mac OS Extended, Journaled" a.k.a. JHFS+ volume) directly to another, larger volume using ddrescue or even dd, and have the target volume end up ...
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What if I have used BitLocker and my computer crashes?

Just read Ten Things To Do To Secure An Important Persons Computer and it talks, among other things, about using BitLocker (or TrueCrypt) to encrypt your hard-drive. I have always thought that that ...
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Recovering a lost user account

So early in the summer I logged off the admin account on my computer and turned off the screen. I later went back to get on Facebook and instead of having both of the accounts up,(Administrator and my ...
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Any way to get bootable Vista image from recovery partition of bad HD?

I have an HP Pavilion box running Vista and the HD failed this morning. Safe Mode will not boot, and when I try to boot regularly, it hangs with a cursor on a black background at the point where it ...
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How do I recover data from my presumably dead hard disk

I have a Seagate ST3500620AS (Barracuda 7200.11) hard disk: SATA 500GB 7200 spindle speed I've used this disk for about 2 years now. But today it happened that my computer wouldn't wake up from ...
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New hard disk making noise

I bought a 250GB SATA Seagate hard disk 15 days ago for 70 $ . After formatting for 2 times [I had to for faulty installation] the disk read/write speed have dropped significantly. It's also making ...
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Bootable USB with EaseUS that can recover from NTFS volume

I used EaseUS Todo Backup to backup my Win7 partition and then create WinPE bootable emergency USB. However, once I boot from USB I cannot access my NTFS volume where I put my backup. Is there a way ...
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How do manually mount hard drive on mac?

My mac recently gave up and I'm trying to salvage whatever data I can from the hard drive. I was able to boot using the OSX Installation CD and fire up Disk Utility that basically told me that the ...
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Hard disk data recovery

I have a Samsung 7200 RPM 320GB hard disk that's not showing up in the BIOS after a power failure. I identified the damage in its board, so changed the board with another similar board and then ...
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DISKPART.EXE - Clean wrong disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive I made a terrible mistake. DISKPART.EXE select WrongHarddisk clean What is the best way to recover my data? I ...
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How do I test a PCB?

I just replaced the PCB on a drive I have with another one of the same model but the FW/PN were different because I couldn't find the exact match. I don't really care about the information on the ...
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recover files from damaged HDD / corrupted MFT [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover harddrive data I have a 2TB Western Digital HDD (WD20EARS) and lately it worked very slow, I tried to copy some files and the speed was about 30kbps to 190kbps. ...
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Likelihood of a hard drive PCB replacement working?

I have a 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 that died. The platter still spins up initially when attached to a machine, but then the drive clicks and spins down. Then the cycle repeats. I've found a few sites ...
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How can I restore a partition to its former NTFS file system?

While installing Ubuntu 11.04 I was asked to choose a swap area for better performances, so I chose my 1T hard drive(which had only one partition). The problem is that I did not know it will use the ...
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Data Recovery - ChromiumOS reformats drive

System: EeePc 1015pem hard drive size: 320 GB Before Chromium install: 1 recovery partition - Windows 7 starter. 1 NTFS for Windows 7. 1 EFI partition for boot booster. The remaining drive, ...
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How to replace a harddrives PCB?

I have a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB: Model: ST9160821AS PN: 9S1134-042 FW: 3.CAE I want to replace the PCB on the drive but I can't find any PCB's or drives with the exact PN and FW numbers. ...
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How to connect Western Digital “My passport” using other means?

I have a Western Digital My Passport 500Gb external Harddrive where the USB connection on the drive seems to have worn out. I am trying to retrieve the data for a friend. Here is an image of the ...