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 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 ...
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HDD Data Recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover harddrive data My Laptop was running slow because of the HDD and all of a sudden a got I blue screen and could not restart the computer. I bought a new HDD and ...
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Windows 7- Data Recovery done, laptop hard drive is not working

I have a HP Laptop running Windows 7 - 64 bit that got infected with Virus in June. I was unable to perform a recovery of that system and as the laptop was purchased from US I needed to order the ...
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Accessing 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT on different computer?

I have a 3000 GB Seagate Barracuda XT sata drive. It originally came in an external enclosure with a removable USB 3.0 interface as part of the Seagate GoFlex series of drives. When using this ...
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Would Chkdsk be faster in Windows failsafe mode?

I have a failing 500Go external USB HDD (Buffalo Drivestation). I am rather skeptical at recovering anything, but still, I want to try. I am running a chkdsk H: \f \r \x on it, and it is quite some ...
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Need to recover an accidentally formatted (i.e. wiped out) hard drive. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover folders from formatted drive I accidentally erased my 500GB external hdd, and I desperately need to recover the data. If I read correctly, a quick format ...
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Hard disk has one foot out the door. What should I do?

My computer has always had a loud (Fujitsu) hard drive drive. Since I bought it in 2007, its ticking has been noticeable during normal activity. Increasingly, it's made loud CLACK sounds (every ...
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Hard Drive Recovery

I'm attempting to recover a hard drive, which may or may not be possible. It shows up in the BIOS, and in Windows Drive Management, but unloaded and cannot be loaded due to CRC failure. I tried ...
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My Book 500GB drive enclosure has failed; how can I access the drives?

My Western Digital My Book 500GB drive enclosure has failed. I've pulled both drives from the enclosure and have connected them by a USB SATA connector to my Windows 7 computer. The drives are ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Restoring Windows System Image Backup to a different hard disk

My SSD died. Fortunately, before the crash, I made a System Image backup (to a USB hard disk) using Windows 7's built-in backup tool. The SSD has been replaced (with exactly the same model and ...
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Is it possible to transfer data from a damaged hard drive?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with a damaged hard drive. I was wondering about a few things really. Is it possible to recover/transfer data from it at all? I assume it's only partially bad, ...
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Recover files ex-internal, soon to be external Windows 7 primary hard drive?

I have a broken Laptop with Windows 7 on it. The laptop needs a new motherboard and needs to be sent to the manufacturer for a while. Owner of the laptop needs her files while it will be gone. So ...
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Bios/Windows cannot detect my bad harddisk

I got a bad ide harddisk from my friend, and he wants to save the data in the bad harddisk. I can see the drives of the harddisk when I first connected it. Then I tried to copy the files from the ...
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Hard drive show less size (8 GB instead of 200 GB), wd2000jb IDE

I have a failed IDE hard drive. It shows his size as 8GB, but the drive was a 200GB. It allows to read data from first 8 GB, but most valued data is at 10..200 GB. What does this symptom mean? How can ...
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SEAGATE HD UNMOUNTED DAEMON INHIBITED

I've got a Seagate HD 888GB here which I use with a Macbook Pro. This week it stopped working. It is shown as "unmounted" in Disk Utility. I tried it on Windows 7 as well but it's not working there ...
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Killdisk rendered external hard drive useless

I used Killdisk to wipe a hard drive intending to clean it before selling. I now cannot use the hard drive. Device Manager in Windows reports the "device is working properly" It is connected using ...
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Hard Disk NTFS restoration

I know there are many restoration-related articles (read through some of them), however my scenario seems to be less generalizeable and the data is critical, so any serious recommendation will be much ...
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Disk formatting issue on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Data recovery tool for linux? my dad formatted a 204GB disk and it's now showing as "Unknown" 199GB partition with 4.7GB extended partition and 4.7GB swap space ...
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Internal Hard Drive Recovery - Read Errors (Data Rescue DD)

I tried to boot up a relatively old computer and it would always blue screen at the Windows XP splash loading part. I thought something could just be wrong with the board because it was old so I ...
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Recovery disk for ASUS 1015 pem

When I purchased a ASUS 1015 pem netbook, the seller didn't provide a recovery disk. How should I create a recovery disk?? Is it appropriate to use Acronis Recovery Manager or by pressing "f9" and ...
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Hitachi Disk Fitness Test doesn't allow any keyboard use

Has anyone tried to use the Hitachi Disk Fitness Test v4.16? I magaged to download it and make a bootable CD. I boot with the CD and get to the main/first "continue/cancel" page. I can't move the ...
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Raid recovery in gigabyte GA-8I945 Pro

This was a working machine until a few days ago. And now it won't boot into the OS, during startup if makes clicking sounds (I think from one of the drives). Installed OS: Windows 2003 Web edition ...
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Locked hard drive Eee pc 1005 HAB

I have a Eee pc 1005 HAB that has a locked hard drive. I don't have a password for it or the master password. I was told i could take up the battery for the BIOS and put it back in to reset it but I ...
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How can I recover XFS partitions from a formatted HD?

I deleted the partition table of my HD. I wanted to format another one, but by mistake, I formatted the wrong one. Then I also created some new partition on it. Now I would like, if possible, to ...
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Windows can't access external HDD, TestDisk can

I have a WD 1TB external HDD (NTFS) that causes Windows Explorer to freeze up whenever I try to access it. I had TestDisk analyze it and there seems to be nothing wrong: size is reported ok, ...
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Tool for checking boot sector / MBR?

I'm currently trying to recover a friends ATA100 hard drive, that suddenly started giving an 'ntldr not found' error. I've got it hooked up to a ATA->USB converter, and can read the contents. Can ...
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disk segment fault

A long time back, my machine stopped with a blue screen saying disk segment fault. Now when I start it, it doesn't display anything on the screen - it doesn't even load the BIOS setup if I try. ...
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Is it really possible to repair bad sectors?

I have found different and opposite opinions on the internet: is it really possible to repair bad sectors on a hard disk ? should I replace the hard disk or just repair it? I would be glad to read ...
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How can I cancel formatting a hard disk and get my files back?

While I was viewing the settings for my external USB hard drive, my 1 year old son clicked the "start format" button. I managed to unplug the drive within 5 seconds. Now, when I connect the drive to ...
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Hard drive RAW but not empty

I've been having some weird difficulties with one of the hard drives in my system and I replaced it yesterday (warranty) in hopes I could solve them, but the problem has followed me to the new drive. ...
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How to back up a computer that has problems booting up?

I had a computer running Vista, has RAID 1 (Mirroring RAID), but after I haven't used it for a couple of months because I got a new computer, it had problems booting up. Sometimes it simply won't ...
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HardDisk is recognized but dd copies nothing

I've got an old harddrive (Seagate, 200MB) here which just failed, and I wanted to get an image from it with dd. The hd is recognized as device (f.e. /dev/sdb) but dd does not copy anything from it. ...