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Windows 7: Samsumg R530 need help please

05 Apr 2012   #1
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 
Samsumg R530 need help please

My partners Samsung R530 laptop turn itself of lastnight, on booting back up it entered the recovery screen. she put the back up disc created when she first got the laptop (brand new) when the disc is inserted it say operating system can not be found and it won`t use the disc to recover it.
i`ve downloaded a samsung recovery disc which does boot but i`m at a total loss as to what to do from there onwards as the repair fails to work due to a error.
my concern is that there is no back up of windows 7 and i don`t want to do anything that might wipe the hard drive as she has files on there that she doesn`t want to loose.
any help would be great


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05 Apr 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carlnw1975 View Post
My partners Samsung R530 laptop turn itself of lastnight, on booting back up it entered the recovery screen. she put the back up disc created when she first got the laptop (brand new) when the disc is inserted it say operating system can not be found and it won`t use the disc to recover it.
i`ve downloaded a samsung recovery disc which does boot but i`m at a total loss as to what to do from there onwards as the repair fails to work due to a error.
my concern is that there is no back up of windows 7 and i don`t want to do anything that might wipe the hard drive as she has files on there that she doesn`t want to loose.
any help would be great
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07 Apr 2012   #3
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

update on the problem,
i used ubuntu to access the hard drive. on doing this i can`t access the hard drive.
it`s showing as followed
overall assessment: DISK FAILURE IS IMMINENT
and on the self test it is showing: Read Error Rate.
i got a feeling the partition with win7 and the files i need to rescue is totally screwed, but i maybe wrong? any other methods to try and recover the hard drive would be great
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07 Apr 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carlnw1975 View Post
update on the problem,
i used ubuntu to access the hard drive. on doing this i can`t access the hard drive.
it`s showing as followed
overall assessment: DISK FAILURE IS IMMINENT
and on the self test it is showing: Read Error Rate.
i got a feeling the partition with win7 and the files i need to rescue is totally screwed, but i maybe wrong? any other methods to try and recover the hard drive would be great
Either the file system is corrupted or the hard drive is going bad. Ubuntu won't tell you this unless there is a problem with the hard drive. Do you have any backups of the data on that computer?
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07 Apr 2012   #5
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

affraid not, she didn`t do a complete os backup, if there was a way just to get the photos she had on the os partition then i`d put a fresh install of windows 7 back on it, thats the only thing on there that she really wants recovering
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07 Apr 2012   #6
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carlnw1975 View Post
affraid not, she didn`t do a complete os backup, if there was a way just to get the photos she had on the os partition then i`d put a fresh install of windows 7 back on it, thats the only thing on there that she really wants recovering
Would Ubuntu let you acess the hard drive at all. Did you hit ok when it said that the hard drive was failing?
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07 Apr 2012   #7
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

I know windude is helping but I'll give an idea. Try using seatools (| Seagate) to test the drive and then repair it (if necessary). It should work with all drives not just seagate ones
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07 Apr 2012   #8
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

no it can`t open the hard drive at all, and when i press ok it does nothing, dialog box stays on the screen with: EXAMIN,CANCEL and OK
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07 Apr 2012   #9
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tekno Venus View Post
I know windude is helping but I'll give an idea. Try using seatools (| Seagate) to test the drive and then repair it (if necessary). It should work with all drives not just seagate ones
whats the best way to use this? put it on a memory stick and use it in ubuntu?
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07 Apr 2012   #10
Tekno Venus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)
 
 

It's best to use the DOS verison (SeaTools for DOS | Seagate) and burn the iso file to a cd, like you did ubuntu. Put it in the PC and boot from the cd. It will open the program and you can test the drive. All instructions are provided in the link
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