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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I recover a RAID 1 volume on Mac OS X (10.7)?

I have a Synology NAS that I've set up with RAID 1. The device is set up with two drives, both the same size (i.e. 500 GB each), formatted in ext3, as a RAID 1 volume (i.e. even though the total ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 HDD not running

After a huge research, I'm stuck at the beggining of getting my HDD data back. Whats happening to me is that in the moment when I plug the power wire to my external 1TB SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.11 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Recovery not working

I have a Samsung RC520-S02UK laptop with Windows 7. That day for my coursework I installed virtual box. Then it was woking fine. But when I restarted after a few hours, it didn't boot and then I ...
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possible data recovery service options

My internal HDD failed due to a sudden power outage. I can hear beeping sounds like the motor is trying to spin the drive up and failing to do so. This drive contains all my important data ( ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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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 Formatted HD

While installing Ubuntu alongside windows 7. In installation type phase I have selected "something else" option. Then, I have discovered that I have formatted my drive. Any help please
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Is it possible to restore lost files from a repartitioned raid 5 array?

I decided to reinstall my server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Ubuntu Server 13.10. Of course, i took a backup of the (531GB) files on my software raid 5 array (4x3TB, no hotswap), however, some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hard disk error, damaged Master Partition Table

My Hard disk just shows "Master Partition Table Corrupt" after I merged two partitions into one. CHKDSK is not able to repair (MPT mirror is also damaged), TestDisk also is not able to repair. It is ...
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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 ...