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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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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Restoring old documents found by search engine Everything from $recycle.bin of hard drive D of another PC

I'm trying to recover some old files whose status I do not quite understand. Back in ~2006, I accidently deleted some essential Word documents from my then D:\ -hard drive (Windows ME). Some years ...
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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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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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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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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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How to recover data from dead disk? [closed]

I just dropped my disk and it doesn't spin anymore when connecting. Unlucky me - it's a backup disk - and I need the data. I did try to find a service but they are really expensive and outside my ...
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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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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 machine....
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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 ...