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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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 ...
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Data recovery from laptop which was formatted because of new Windows 7 installation

I want to recovery my data from an Windows 7 Ultimate installation. My laptop got stolen but later I caught the theft. But unfortunately all my data is lost because he formatted my laptop and put on a ...
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lost files on cut/paste to hard drive

Last night, I mounted the main hard disk in Linux Mint 14. And cut/paste a lot of files (about 8GB) from home folder to the mounted disk. When the operation finished, I suspend my computer, and a few ...
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hard drive raw read error rate 9

My main HDD is about 2.5/3 years old. All that time, it has been running with about 40-45 (temperature). I have had a HDD failure before and it was really frustrating, I don't want that to happen ...
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Windows Boot Manager 0xc0000225

I tried to start my computer, but it suddenly said: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert ...
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Trying to recover a deleted .bash_history file

It's for an assignment to practice a bit of forensics. We're given VirtualBox images and told to figure out if a certain user messed up the ssh config. I mounted the image as read-only, and found ...
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Lost all data after chkdsk on NTFS partition. How do I get it back?

I have a multiboot system with a shared NTFS partition (300gigs) across OS's (Windows7, Debian, Arch). Recently I booted into Windows and it prompted me to run CHKDSK and after that I can't see any of ...
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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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Recover files from a reformatted drive [closed]

My friend has an HP laptop that recently stopped working. It was trying to run chkdsk but it kept on freezing up, and safe mode would not work. So he reformatted the drive and re-installed Windows ...
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Photo recovery programs what to use

A friend of mine did some "magic" to his photos and now they are gone. He speaks Polish and I don't so I'm not 100% sure what happened but I have a 160gb disk with 3 partitions and I'm looking for ...
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HDD Raw Read Error Rate over limit

I've been trying to make a clone of this HDD for a day now, but it's been horribly slow. Someone recommended doing a chkdsk on the drive and then rebooting, but chkdsk was going way too slow as ...
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Western Digital 1TB external hard drive could not be read

I have a problem with my external hard drive, I was copying a huge amount of data (approx 100 gigs) from it to another hard drive, suddenly an error popped up and told me that the operation could not ...
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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 ...