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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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Linux System Recovery Mode Data Backup

Am I able to backup my data from centos usb boot device system recovery process? I have never been here before. enter image description here
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Recovery from encrypted lvm disk/partition

First a bit backstory: I had a laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and a SSD+HDD setup. Some time ago the laptop died. I had backup of most of the files, but some files in one partition on the HDD weren't backed ...
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Windows 10 Boot Options don't show Windows Image Recovery/Advanced Options

I'm trying to move my complete Windows installation (Win 10 Edu x64) including all files and apps to a new SSD. To this end, I created a complete Windows image on an external USB drive, swapped my old ...
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Format failed- now I can't see the disk

I was using Windows 10 to format an external USB 3 1tB drive, and it failed half way through (the message was only "format failed" - nothing meaningful). I had been able to access the drive just fine ...
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Backing up/Retrieving Files from Corrupted but Accessible External Hard Drive [duplicate]

What's my best option here? The drive (1TB WD My Passport) isn't totally fried. Corrupted, for sure. Previously (before a drop to pavement) once plugged in, the files were immediately accessible as ...
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Unable to mount a HFS+ image due to error on loop

I am trying to mount an image of a macbook pro obtain with dd. I have use this strategy to adapted the syntax of my mount command. I have use the following process create the image: sudo dd if=/dev/...
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Recover deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive [duplicate]

How do i recover the deleted pictures from the partition of a formated hard drive. I have an old hard drive that has a partition where I hid my pictures after I formated the hard drive but how do I do ...
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How to transfer media files from an SSD with a bad OS on it (MacBook Pro)

Recently my MacBook Pro (2010 15") took a dookie. I took it to Fry's (with a few upgrades I have bought for it) and they told me that since the OS is bad on my old SSD, they can't clone the contents ...
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External USB3 HITATCHI Hard drive dis not found

Hello I have a USB3 Hitatchi external HDD. If i connected to a PC with Windows 10 or Raspberry Pi the Disc is not shown and not available. What could be the probelm ? Is there any USB driver need? ...
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How to access UEFI on Sony Vaio if “Operating System Not Found”

The hard disk in my old Sony Vaio laptop died and I'm trying to reinstall Windows 10 Pro on an SSD that I bought to replace the dead HDD. I found an official ISO download page, but the problem is the ...
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Purpose of hard drive wiper software?

When you delete a file, Windows removes the pointer and marks the sectors containing the file’s data as available. From the file system’s point of view, the file is no longer present on your hard ...
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1TB HDD hard disk fail in media [duplicate]

What happened : My main driver is SSD with win 10 installed on it, and HDD have back-up win 7. at some point while loading my win on ssd, i was asked to scan my HDD driver, and at some point the scan ...
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Recover data from a hard drive (Let's get geeky)

Hello there all you level 80 techies I have a drive which I want to do a raw copy of the data onto an image file. But the drive is inaccessible. A few details : drive : seems to be a WD passport ...
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Is debugging bad hard-drives possible by intercepting SATA packages? [closed]

My question Is there any way of debugging bad (as in no longer recognized) hard-drives? Ideally an open-source tool that can interact with the device to capture/interpret SATA communication and ...
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Get a Windows machine to boot again after GRUB broken, Linux and Ext4 partitions erased

The Grub2 files on a single drive Lenovo dual boot laptop have been erased, along with everything else in the Ext4 partition, when the user resized the Ext4 partition to make more space for Windows 10 ...
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Recover exFat partition

I have been working on fixing my bootcamp partition, but in the process I make a big mistake. I ran 'bootrec /fixmbr' and bootrec /fixboot on the wrong disk. My data is now inaccessible, if not lost. ...
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Laptop HDD failing? Can I repair it?

I have already backed up my HDD. Questions: Has it already corrupt data stored on it? Can I repair it and if yes how? If I repair it, can I trust data from that HDD? --------------------------------...
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Linux mint does not boot after deleting some old library files

I was trying delete boost old libraries from my linux mint machine: rm /usr/lib/x64.../libboost* Because I installed new boost libraries in /usr/local/lib After doing it my linux mint does not ...
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Rescuing files from a dead HDD: is a full ddrescue image still the “least damaging” option on a big drive if the needed files are small and few?

This is a HP 15 computer running Windows 10 and its internal HDD is failing/dead, I believe physically. It hasn't started making unusual sounds/clicks, and it doesn't seem a major head crash has ...
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Read Raid 1 HD as External HD

I had two drives on a raid 1 but the motherboard literately caught on fire (tis was a brand new comp/board). Comp was rebuild but the drives were not spinning. Change the board on both HDs and they ...
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Can I recover data after diskpart 'clean' and 'convert gpt' commands [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted all my data while windows installation setup by running diskpart 'clean' command. :( Then I executed 'convert gpt' command and all my data was gone. I did not copy anything to ...
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Hard disk is empty after copying a file, then moving the HD to another computer

I have a very strange issue. When I copy a file from my computer to a hard-disk everything is fine. However, when I use the hard-disk on other computers, it is empty. (The files are not hidden because ...
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Raid 0 life expectancy and how to access 2 disks from Raid 0 outside of original computer

Two questions about Raid 0: My situation: My motherboard with RAID controller got sent in for an RMA (3 weeks turnaround). Asus sent me back a different motherboard that had way worse problems than ...
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My HDD is NOT logically visible in enclosure (portable HDD setup), but IS hardware-visible

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 320 running Windows 10 and am using it to attempt to solve this issue. I have a physically undamaged 2.5 inch HDD (ST1000LM024 5400RPM 1000GB), I took it out of a broken ...
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Recover data of hard drive possible? [duplicate]

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real ...
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ddrescue: Retry failed blocks after first run

I backed up a failing harddrive with ddrescue. The command I used was # ddrescue -vv -d -J /dev/sda /mnt/rescue/winxp.img winxp.map The program completed with around 60 errors. I wanted to retry ...
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Recovery options on Lenovo with combo C: drive

I have a Lenovo Y570 with Windows 7. It recently crashed. It booted into the windows recovery screen. I let it go ahead and try to repair the filesystem and now the system does not boot (says no ...
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how to determine whether the issue is hard drive or hard drive controller?

I have an HP Compaq 620 laptop that suddenly stopped working The BIOS doesn't detect the hard disk at all, but there are no other signs of failure (weird hdd noises etc) The bios system diagnostics ...
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How can I retrieve folder structure in Windows?

I had a Windows 10 installation on a 4 SSDs RAID 0 array which I lost 3 days ago. I have rebuilt the array and reinstalled Windows right after the incident. The thing is that I had some files and ...
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Disk Drive suddenly disappeared [duplicate]

I have Asus X455L and running Windows 10, last night I backup my files in one directory, then I decided to create a new partition. now, strange things happened, from the specification it says I have ...
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Recovery of files from a Windows failing drive

A 1TB NTFS-formatted disk on my Windows 10 machine started crapping out. Following advice in other questions, I downloaded a System Rescue CD ISO, booted from it and ran ddrescue as suggested here to ...
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Can installing programs on the same hard drive but different partition overwrite data on the other partition?

The case is I want to recover my data on a hard drive partition, drive E which has gone raw. I want to install a recovery software on drive C which is actually a part of the same hard drive. I have ...
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Data Recovery software is not finding any 'useful' files (recuva, glary, easeus etc)

When I say 'useful' I mean files that one would normally want to recover (pics, vids, documents, ppt etc) I'm trying to recover some videos I accidentally deleted a month ago and for some reason it's ...
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“Preparing automatic repair” loop and SSD “not migrated”

A Windows 10 PC goes in "Preparing automatic repair loop" when a secondary SSD is connected. Once Windows could start (not every time), the SSD isn't shown between "This PC" drives. Looking in Disk ...
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I attempted to repair a hard drive and it doesn't show up anymore

I have a computer who's motherboard fried, and in the beginning the hard drive was detected by the computer but I couldn't access the files so I tried using the program TestDisk to fix it. From the ...
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Hard Drive Not Detected Error When Swapping Drives

I have a Dell Inspiron 660 computer that's running 32 bit windows 10 and the motherboard fried. I tried putting the hard drive which still works into a Dell optiplex 9020 and tried to start it up, ...
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Formated 2TB external harddrive by mistake [duplicate]

I formatted my 2TB external hard-drive thinking it was my memory stick. I lost everything, wedding photos, graduation...a lot of memories, nothing in the cloud. I have tried a post on Toms-hardware ...
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Recovering data from Dead Hard disk [duplicate]

My laptop is dual booted with Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10. When I booted up my System there was beep sound at the BIOS screen, taking to the service person said that the hard disk (Seagate 500GB) is dead....
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Does merely connecting a hard drive to a computer cause write operations to it?

It's a general principle in hard drive and data recovery that when recovering data from a hard drive, making write operations to the damaged disk should be avoided at all costs in order to prevent the ...
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Windows 10 USB keyboard and USB mouse became totally dead

Out of the blue my mouse and usb keyboard stopped working completely (without any reboots). Feels like PC is dead, keyboard doesn't respond to num-lock or caps-lock, lights do not change at all. I ...
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Looking for info about resurrecting a hard disk where the factory format has demagnetized

It took a while to find this interesting discussion about the ins and outs of "modern" hard disks (well, anything since IDE and SCSI took over): Are modern drives able to be low-level reformatted by ...
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EFI partition created on my external hard drive

So basically, I had this 500gb external hard drive with some pictures and movies, I gave it to a friend that needed it but I didn't know what for, apparently it was for clean installing windows 10 in ...
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How to fix grub rescue error , got by deleting windows recovery partition?

I have deleted the recovery partition of windows from disk management. Now when I boot it shows error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue >_ Anybody with any solution ?
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SSD's fail after multiple linux installs

My build: -Asus Z270i -2 Samsung nvme 960 Evo 1TB M.2 drives -one Ocz Vector 180 ssd 280gb The Backstory I originally had two Samsung M.2 SSD's but after trying to install Solus for a second time ...
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Hard drive not showing up in disk management

I have the following setup: main Windows 10 installation on SSD drive two 8TB drives for data storage, set up with Storage Spaces in mirror mode for redundancy (8TB usable out of 16TB total space) ...
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IDE Enclosure recognizes 2TB but not 640GB Disk

The 2TB disk is flawlessly recognized when I put the 2TB in there But the 640GB is not recognized. It only makes some disturbing noise for a few seconds. I guess there is nothing much I can do?? The ...
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Is it possible to restore data on harddrive after overwriting it with the DD command?

I used the dd command to back up my home partition to a 2 TB hard drive thinking that it would add the HOME folder to my hard drive. sudo dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sdc where sda2 is HOME and sdc is ...
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gddrescue --fill-mode=+ with a map file of 0x00000000 0x608336000 + has left the partition table intact?

I first ran this command: ddrescue --force /dev/sda /dev/null HGST_RMA.map I just wanted a map file for blanking (therefore /dev/null). And this is what my .map file looks like before I interrupted ...
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Data recovery from the first disk in a JBOD array

I have two 2TB HDDs connected in a JBOD array, and the total data size that was stored on the array was around 500GB. A few days ago, the second disk in the array had died. To my understanding, as the ...
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corrupted harddrive data recovery

While I was transfering pictures on my external hardrive (HFS+, 1To), it got accidentaly disconnected. When I plugged it back in, my mac recognised it, show me all the folders but they were all empty. ...