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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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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unreadable corrupted ntfs partition - lost clusters reported

partition magic is reporting multiple 'bad file record signature' and 'lost clusters' errors on my 250GB samsung sata disk (connected via usb on a xp sp3). Unfortunately PM is unable to fix. PM shows ...
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Last step in HDD Recovery (fixing windows)

My dad’s hard drive corrupted which was a result of many bad sectors. Anyway, I made a clone of the drive and have now repaired it totally (recreating the MBR and MFT) and doing a series of ChkDsk's ...
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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. ...