Questions tagged [hard-drive-recovery]

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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Does Diskpart clean all function same as low level format?

As I know that we can fix disk bad sectors by official softwares and low level format tools. Now my question is could I use Diskpart clean all command to fix bad sectors ??? I mean will disk write G ...
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cannot access drive because it is in raw form?

I have a 30gb usb-drive which I have some important data in. When I plug it in the computer, windows 10 v 1909 for x62, it displays "You need to format the usb drive before you can use it", ...
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how can I repair my partition that has been splited into two sections and isn't available anymore?

I had a 540GB NTFS partition named "D". After one restart (I might have done something wrong) my ubuntu partition turn into a unallocated partition. Then I use a live boot Ubuntu and used &...
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How to save a large recovered hard disk data from computer directly into cloud storage

Recently, I did some data recovery from my damaged hard disk using third-party data recovery software. Since the data recovered almost 1TB, I need backup storage to store my recovered data. I do not ...
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Cant boot - new drive and incorrect DeviceID

Working on Dad's computer. Hard drive had 0KB available. Bought new SSD. Used Clonezilla to create image and then attempted to restore. Windows then failed to load. I ended up running: bcdedit /set {...
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How can I recover files from a Western Digital (WD) My Passport external hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a Western Digital (WD) My Passport WDBYNN0010B external hard drive and I accidentally deleted some important media files (mostly wmv format). I have tried many recovery programs e.g. Recuva, ...
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clone recovery partition from usb drive to d: drive windows 10

I created a USB recovery drive using windows 10 tool in order to Back up system files to the recovery drive. Then when I was asked to empty D: from my PC in order to recover space I answered yes. But ...
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Folders stored on USB drive suddenly changed into unix executable file

I am a user of MacOS Big Sur, 11.2.3 (20D91). Just now I experienced the most weird incident in my history of using USB flash drives. I mounted a drive on the MacOS system, hoping to transfer four ...
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Internal HDD not showing up anymore

One of my internal hard disks(out of 3) stopped showing up in Disk management(Windows) or Disks(Ubuntu). Its showing up in BiOS. These are what i could find from ubuntu terminal: "sdc is the one ...
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Retrieving data from HDD (WD Green)

I am getting crazy retrieving data from an old hard disk. I had a WD My World II NAS with 2 x 1 TB HDD WD Green hard drives RAID 1. Now I am moving to a different configuration and I want to retrive ...
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How often is HDD data completely unrecoverable?

My question is simple. Let's say I'm an average desktop PC or laptop user. My hard drive fails. I take it to an expert to recover lost data. How often is the data recovering process absolutely and ...
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Is it possible to dissable TRIM on selected partition?

I want to install dualboot Win10+Ubuntu on same 2TB SSD. My idea is to leave each OS 250GB and remaining 1.5TB will be left for media, which both OS will have access to. I want to make the 1.5TB ...
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Hard drive not detected

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I am desperately in need of finding the solution, so here goes..... Back story : Yesterday I dropped my phone on my laptop keyboard ...
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External disk fatal hardware error [duplicate]

I am trying to get access to my external hard drive and hopefully the data on it. However, my disk is not being recognized by the computer. I have tried opening Windows disk manager and it immediately ...
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Unable to locate the physical disk sector(s) a file occupies

Sysinternals Diskview is producing what seems like an unlikely situation. I have a series of files I know exist on an NTFS filesystem (which is on a spinning disk hard drive), but when I try to use ...
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WD External Harddisk turning on and off repeatedly

It's a 5yrs+ old 3TB external harddisk running fine until a couple of months ago when I had a power outage. After that, it stopped functioning properly. It stays on (with all the data intact), and ...
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Recover formatted HDD data to itself

I did format my HDD and lose any data on it accidently. This happened by to burn a small image to the external HDD by Win32DiskImage so I know that I lost some data but not all of them. Anyway I ...
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How to recover corrupted SSD firmware from Linux

I have a PNY "CS1111" 240 GB SSD which I was using in my old laptop. Then suddenly the laptop stopped booting. The drive shows up in the BIOS as a "0.0GB Solid State Drive", when ...
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Copying the good portions of a half-dead HDD in reasonable time

Recently my HDD started failing and I replaced it. The first thing I did was save the really important data, so that part is already covered. I am now trying to copy the bulk of the rest for the sake ...
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What's the usual direction of bit-rot on a hard disk (from inactivity)? [closed]

I opened 2 copies of the same file from around 6 years ago. There was a hash mismatch and I found a single bit difference between the two files when I open the file up in a visual hexadecimal file ...
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How to delete bad saved files from external disk?

I have a external USB hard disk (Seagate if matters) of 1TB with 350GB of free space. I copied aprox 270 GB from computer to external disk. All looked fine, the free space then was aprox 70GB and data ...
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UnMounted external HDD and lost everything [duplicate]

So I accidentally unmounted my external HDD in gparted and now it shows empty But in testdisk and getDataBack I can see the files and eventually copy them but they make around 900Go and even my two ...
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Lost all files after windows installation became damaged

Last week, my laptop hung for a while, I couldn't do anything then it went into automatic repair, then it tells me it was unable to repair the pc. I had to reinstall windows, I found my files in ...
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Recover paritition hard drive after being formatted to W10 install drive

I accidentally set my external 5TB hard drive that I use for my photo, movies, and music storage to use as an installation drive for W10. I did this over a year ago now and have had trouble recovering ...
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HDD with bad sectors, MBR gone, how to recover partitions

The hard drive in my old laptop started returning errors, so I stopped using it (probably a bit too late). It's in an external cradle now, that I've mounted read-only a couple of times. Unfortunately ...
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Recovering only deleted partition(not formatted nor overwritten)

I have an external hard disk and by mistake I only removed its partition. But after that I understood my mistake and stop doing anything on that. I ejected it immediately. It has 1TB capacity. It is ...
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Attempt to fix hard disk with errors on a Linux Live CD

I've tried to fix an HP Laptop (HP Pavilion x360 Convertible/8074, BIOS F.35 08/20/2015) that doesn't boot (OS not found), with a Proteus Linux live USB. Here is what I have attempted. fdisk -l didn't ...
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How to fix a corrupted SSD?

I have a dual-boot setup: Windows 10 + Ubuntu 20.04. I have 2 SSDs (both are Samsumg 860 EVO 1TB, in case it matters), but since I bought them at different times I made my partitions a bit weird: SSD-...
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Retrieving data from dead pc with Raid 10

I have a Dell XPS 420 that has a great deal of data that I want to retrieve. I hadn’t used it in a while, and in the midst of powering on, it died. Now after a bunch of diagnostics, I’ve concluded ...
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Is data from Hard disk with damaged PCB recoverable?

Is it possible to recover data from a hard disk with a damaged PCB? The BIOS ROM chip is also possibly physically damaged. Trying simply swapping PCB did not work, but showed bad disk. LBA IO errors ...
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Centos7 RAID5 dual disk failure recovery attempt - suggestions to get going?

My home fileserver is a CentOS7 with 5 3TB drives configured as a 4-disk software RAID5 plus one hotspare. LVM on top of the RAID with 4 logical volumes. Maybe 30%-40% capacity is used among the ...
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How to recover files from a corrupted recycle bin without 3rd party software?

Somebody asked me for help with recovering data from a drive. I'm not exactly sure what happened to it, but the person I got it from told me that the only thing they did was running file system error ...
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I have a dying HDD, how can I back up my data?

As the title says, I have a dying HDD and I've made a mistake of keeping some of my important files on here whether than on my C: drive. When my computer boots up it greets me with a "S.M.A.R.T ...
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How to Recover a NTFS-formatted RAID 1 Enclosure with 2 Hard Drives?

I have an enclosure that supports two hard drives in RAID 1 mode. A few days ago I connected the enclosure to my laptop and Windows was giving me errors saying it couldn't read/load the D: partition. ...
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Accidentally deleted all partition data, how do I recover?

I accidentally ran sgdisk -o /dev/sda instead of sgdisk -O /dev/sda and deleted all partition data. My computer is still running and I have the output of fdisk and lsblk. How can I use this ...
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Manual NTFS recovery sanity check

I need someone to please sanity check my manual NTFS recovery process so far because it's lead me to a brick wall. Background: I had a 1TB NTFS external drive (WD Elements) which contained mostly ...
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Two cloned hard drives corrupted original windows

After cloning hdd with Clonezilla, I booted and didn't remove the cloned one. Apparently clonezilla FAQ warned about this. After I did a disk-to-disk clone, my MS Windows in the source disk ...
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External HDD shows very low data transfer rate on different OS

There is a WD Elements 1 TB external hard drive disc that I'm trying to recover. It behaves strange but doesn't show the usual symptoms of a dying hdd (AFAIK). There are no scratching or clicking ...
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Windows 10 update failed on VeraCrypt encrypted volume

I tried to update to the latest Windows feature update. After the first restart cycle my VeraCrypt password query didn't show up, the computer completely shut down. Upon restarting manually I couldn't ...
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accidentally created recovery disk on external drive [duplicate]

I accidentally create a recovery disk on my external hard drive and lost the partitions. I have a 1 TB external drive that had 2 partitions. I without knowingly of partition loss created a recovery ...
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows 10 partition after a auto-boot repair of Windows

The question seems duplicated, but I really convinced it isn't! My PC was unstable and I needed to remove some peripherals. Additionally, I have one SSD (with Debian 9 and Windows 10 - bootloader ...
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Undo/Recover diskpart disk clean

Please someone help me. I just wanted to delete a particular partition but i accidentally run the "clean" command in diskpart. That cleaned all the files and partitions from my ssd including the os. ...
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Hard Drive Fails to Start Windows 10 - Is It Possible to Recover Data?

A family member's hard drive with Windows 10 Home on it is failing to boot up after a restart. The Windows logo displays but after an hour nothing else. I brought it home to see if I could recover ...
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RAID 5 rebuild failed after removing and reinserting a disk

I have a Synology Diskstation 414j at my home that runs RAID 5 across 3 drives. I was curious to see what Diskstation looked like on the inside, so I unscrewed the back, took out the drives, and put ...
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My internal HDD is missing

My internal 2TB hard drive Disk D (Second storage hard drive, my main storage is a 250SSD) is missing. I've discovered the issue today. 6 year of personal data. I can't believe they're lost. When I ...
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Recovering from “failure reading sector”

When I boot up my laptop (with only opensuse installed, no other OS on it), I'm greeted with error: failure reading sector 0x802 from 'hd0'. and get put into GRUB rescue prompt. I used the original ...
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How to know if the hard drive is corrupted or the iso or the usb?

I had deleted all the partirions of my internal hard disk and created an unallocated space for the clean installation of windows 7. I also have a bootable usb of windows 7. But when I boot from it, it ...
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Black screen with only a cursor and security options when I plug my external hdd in

I recently dropped my external hard disk and it wouldn't spin after that and would only make some beeping sounds. So, I searched on YouTube on how to fix it and opened it up and did this. But, after ...
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Is it possible to restore data from a Harddrive after it had been formatted from HFS+ to NTFS and windows has been installed?

Sorry for the long title, but I got a serious problem that I couldnt fix even after hours of search and recovery through recovery software. At this point I dont even know if its even possible to ...
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what could I do to recover this external drive?

On my computer management I see a disk that has not been initialized: that belongs to an external drive - a WD Passport when I click on initialize disk I get an error message - the request failed ...

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