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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Using TestDisk to recover data from hard disk after wrong dd command

Task shows my experiment about recovering data from a hard disk after a wrong dd usage, using TestDisk 7.0 by CGSecurity. Unfortunately a logfile could not have been created. used OS is Linux Mint 19....
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If I delete my installed Windows 7, would System Reserve and Recovery partitions automatically reinstall upon reboot? [closed]

Otherwise it would seem like they're not foolproof but reference volumes for persisting recovery tools (like System Recovery Options) which may themselves become damaged or corrupted.
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i need help on my mac [closed]

When i downloaded Kali Linux on my mac, i went through the whole install process and used my whole disk. after that i got booted up to a Kali Linux tty1 terminal and i logged in, when i logged in 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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From AHCI to raid and back to AHCI. Made C: and D: into raid, can I recover D: files?

Computer Windows 10 desktop ASUS Prime Drives: SSD Samsung EVO, Samsung PRO, m.2 NVME C:= EVO D:= PRO Windows would not load, stuck in dot spinner, even repair and USB everything got stuck in ...
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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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How to recover data of formated harddrive? [duplicate]

I had Windows 10 os, while installing Ubuntu as second os, I mistakenly formated whole hard drive. Before formate harddrive had multiple partitions with some of fat32 formate. Now it's one big 900+ gb ...
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Get back windows installation lost after formating hard drive? [duplicate]

I tried to install the last version of ubuntu along side to windows 8.1 on my asus laptop. I accidentally formatted all my hard disk, as ubuntu didn't detect windows. I didn't proceed to the ...
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Should HDD scanning and fixing take exactly 10 seconds per item?

I recently had a HDD "failure" and corruption of some files in the hard drive that makes me unable to start the computer fully without getting a black screen and having to reboot it through the ctrl-...
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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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Windows 10 system repair disc made from mac + .vmdk files on USB made From Asus. Sufficient to recover Asus gaming pc?

I recently bought an Asus gaming laptop on a black Friday sale with the only downside it does not come with a built in CD drive. I made the system image backup on the USB successfully but when asking ...
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GPT table recovery

I have inducted myself into the ranks of users who can't read and break their own stuff. Last Sunday, while attempting to copy a larger Windows 7 NTFS partition to a smaller one, I blew out what I ...
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Replacing Ubuntu w/ Win10 using USB - Can't Boot from Win10USB @ Asus Laptop

Summary: I can't boot a Win10 installation USB from my Asus Vivobook Laptop with Ubuntu Linux currently installed. I have a new Asus VivoBook 14 that came stock with Windows on it. Out of the box, I ...
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How to recover hard drive data hp dl380 after power supply burn?

The power supply area is completly burn. How to retrieve data from the server now. We have same server model, will it possible if i replace hard drives to another server?
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(SOLVED) how to recover external hard disk with cmd when it's unallocated

I made a new 30gb partition on my 1 tb external hard disk, used this partition to make bootable disk using win32 disk imager and selected the iso and clicked on write, it said there is a sort of error,...
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Dell Bios messed up. Recovery fails. Now what?

I've got a Dell xps13 which I bought new about 4 months ago. It's a "Developer Edition", so it came with Ubuntu pre-installed. Today it suddenly didn't awake from sleep anymore. The keyboard ...
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Can we copy recovery usb files to another recovery usb as bootable

I am using HP 15-DK0045TX Gaming Laptop which has Windows 10 Home. I created a system recovery USB drive by using the "Recovery drive" application inside Windows 10. My doubt is, can we boot from ...
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How to check integrity of files after rescuing from a broken SSD?

I have rescued plenty of files from a broken SSD which had read errors. The partition was also BitLocker-encrypted. ddrescue gave me a success rate of 99.99% with 190 kB of lost data. I then ...
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How to know if the External Hard Drive is dead? If confirmed dead, how to recover the data?

We have a 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable that was bought on November 2018. The person using it asked me to check it because suddenly he couldn't access it from his Computer. So as the IT guy ...
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ddrescue restore image to same disk

Our 4TB drive was failing. I unmounted the principal partition and ran ddrescue /dev/sdb1 /work2/timhay01/work.img /home/timhay01/work_backup.log --try-again --force --verbose where /work2/ is mounted ...
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Will deleting a disk volume corrupt my lost data?

I'm trying to recover some data from a hard drive that a friend attempted to format without making a backup. The drive is currently not recognized in "My PC." In disk management, the only option is "...
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Windows 10. accidental change of my hdd disk id

Sooo, the whole situation is strange as hell... So i accidentally changed my hdd disk id using diskpart After changing the id i restarted my computer. Blue screen appeared with 0xc000000e error code. "...
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How do I un-format / revert a format for a btrfs partition?

I have accidentally formatted a btrfs partition (spanning whole disk). I executed the following sequence: parted /dev/sdh mklabel gpt parted -a opt /dev/sdh mkpart primary btrfs 0% 100% mkfs.btrfs -...
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Recovering data from a dead computer - Access Denied [duplicate]

So I took the hard-drive from my dead laptop and plugged it into my desktop, and the drive shows up but no other info is available; the occupied space/capacity are unavailable, and of course, Access ...
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High Reallocated Sectors Count and Current Pending Sector Count and Uncorrectable Sector Count, Is the disk dead?

I am using a raid 1 system. Yesterday one of the disks caused raid 1 degradation Today i have connected that disk into another computer From smart data of the disk I see the following problems ...
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How do you diagnose an external hard drive that shows zero byte size?

A few days ago my external HDD dropped from the shelf. It is ADATA HD710 1TB USB drive. Now, when I connect it to my PC, it doesn’t show up in Windows Explorer. I can see it in DiskPart, though. In ...
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After performing a platter swap (hard drive repair) it seems like the issue isn't with the PCB or head or mechanics but with the platter itself?

This question isn't mainly about recovering the data. I just don't understand how to interpret my observations. Initial situation: So I have this old 320 GB 2.5" hard drive which wouldn't get ...
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old internal hard disk not found after mounting new hard disk

my old hard drive have some bad sectors, so i purchased new hard drive and installed it with fresh os, after that connected my old hard drive along with my new hard drive in another sata port, ...
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Recover secondary drive

I haven't been able to mount my secondary hard drive, and I am unsure as to the error. This happens when I try mounting through Nautilus: I tried sudo fsck.ext4 -y /dev/sdb1 and sudo fsck /dev/sdb ...
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Recovering a Microsoft Storage Space Pool RAID 5

I have a storage space pool based on 3 disks of 8TB each in a RAID 5 setup. I have accidentally quick formatted the storage space volume. Is it possible to recover the volume? I have tried many ...
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How to restore my hdd?

My 1TB HDD sudenly dissapeared from my laptop, bought in October. It is not visible from Disk Manager screen. Reseting computer and deleting last Windows 10 update did nothing. Lately, it wasn't ...
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how to find the initial hard drive of a tablet?

I want to reinstall windows 8 on a Microsoft surface pro with a bootable key but no way to retrieve the hard drive of the tablet. I tried with diskpart but it does not appear in the list even after ...
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How do I recover deleted files from External Hard drive disk? [duplicate]

I'm new here and not technologically savvy. Anyway, my ex-spouse stole my external hard drive and had it in his possession for over six months. He has just returned it but I'm certain files have been ...
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USB HD shows in 'Device Manager' but not 'Disk Management'

After various software and hardware (driver) issues on my laptop, I decided to back-up and then format, reinstalling Windows 7. While reaching for the portable drive, I dropped it, less than a foot. ...
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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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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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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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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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