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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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 found ...
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1TB ext. HDD suddenly stops working - does not show up on desktop - Lion OS X

I'm really annoyed right now. I brought this 1TB external HDD (brand: WD elements) about 3-4 days ago. I put two partitions onto it, one Mac journal partition (for Mac) and one for PC to be able to be ...
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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. At ...
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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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Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive suddenly doesn't want to open

I have a Seagate FreeAgent Portable Drive. It was fine yesterday night when I was using it but this morning when I plugged it in, my computer didn't autoplay it and when I clicked it on the computer, ...
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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 now-...
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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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Something went wrong with external hard-drive, can I get my data back?

I have Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex External Hard Drive (500GB) and today when I plugged it to the laptop, it wasn't detected, and the indicator also remained off, however, I noticed a beep sound at ...
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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 I'...
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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 harddrive unmounted, gives “daemon inhibited”?

I've got a Seagate HD 888GB 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 (witch ...
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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. Now it won't boot into the OS, during startup it 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 ...