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Windows 7: corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

04 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
corrupted hard drive (trying to recover files)

i have a hard drive that suddenly went corupt. i didnt format it but did have to buy a new hard drive which i needed anyways for more storage and i reinstalled windows 7. when i pluged in the hard drive it comes up as a drive but asked to be formatted before in use. how can i recover my files off it. i have tried to use easeus data recovery wizard but it always stops and takes for every and wont complete. but i know my files are still on the drive.

Its is disk I

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04 Jun 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
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04 Jun 2011   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You can try Recuva. Note the deepscan option can a long time so I suggest leaving deepscan until needed.
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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04 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
yes it does
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04 Jun 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you seen the suggestion after my first post?
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04 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello cbwhat, welcome to Seven Forums!



When the Hard Disk Drive is connected does it show up in Windows disk management and if so does it have a drive letter.
this wont work. when i click the drive its asks to format it first.
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04 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

does the HDD show as "online" or "offline"

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04 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
does the HDD show as "online" or "offline"

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04 Jun 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I guess I could have saved some time and asked if it shows as unallocated space first, if it does, this won't work.


Open an elevated command window, type diskpart <enter> to start, let's see if it assigns a drive letter to the HDD
list disk <enter>

select disk # = your disk #

list volume

select volume #

assign

exit

exit

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04 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I guess I could have saved some time and asked if it shows as unallocated space first, if it does, this won't work.


Open an elevated command window, type diskpart <enter> to start, let's see if it assigns a drive letter to the HDD
list disk <enter>

select disk # = your disk #

list volume

select volume #

assign

exit

exit

when i get to select volume it asked if i want to format the drive again
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