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Windows 7: 1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?

24 Feb 2014   #11
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry Bad copy pro isn't working. By the way bad copy pro has several recovery modes depending on how bad the thumb drive is. You should try all of them. If it crashes on all the modes than I don't know what to do.

1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-capture.jpg

Edit: You want mode #2 Here is a picture explaining what the modes are for.

1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-capture2.jpg




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25 Feb 2014   #12
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

before i left for work this morning i set it to run rescue lost files mode (it takes a while because it locks up when i click next)
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25 Feb 2014   #13
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It will take time. I used it to recover files from a scratched, old, not properly taken care of floppy disk. The boot sector of the floppy was scathed so windows wouldn't even try to open it. It must scan every sector to see if it can find anything. It is slow but the most sure way to see if it can do somthing.

If it cant find anything in this mode than I would most likely assume the flash drive is unrecoverable.
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25 Feb 2014   #14
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

ok, sounds like it should be able to come up with something unless the data was basically destroyed...

what could have caused the data to be so corrupted? I typically use the remove devices command to remove the stick, but in my haste I could have just pulled it out... i would definitely have made sure to save and close everything out before removing it... im not that careless.
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25 Feb 2014   #15
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

It might not have anything to do with the integrity of the data but rather a physical flaw in the chip itself. Say it were dropped or a connection broke or a wire got cut. In that case there is nothing i can do as the circuit is broke. But if something else is the trouble like your read write sessions have been used up than i should still be able to read the data and copy it off of there. It all depends on what the problem is.
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25 Feb 2014   #16
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

after bad copy pro finally started responding, i clicked start and the window has been not responding for hours now... ill let it go over night and see what happens

im afraid that this thumb drive is beyond repair....
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26 Feb 2014   #17
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

the scan from bad copy pro has been running (supposedly) for about 12 hours now

it has scanned 300 sectors of over 1000000... at this rate it could take over half a year!
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26 Feb 2014   #18
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I am sorry that it is running so slow. There is one more thing that i can try to suggest to you before I have no more ideas.

You can open second bad copy pro. As to not interrupt the first one. They will both run.

Instead of choosing the pen drive option try the memory card option. Unselect the option that says search and recover movies and pictures only. Than run that one. If it is still as slow as the the other running bad copy pro or it crashes than the card is no good in my opinion.

Here is a picture of me scanning one of my own flash drives. With 2 bad copy pros running at the same time.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-capture3.jpg


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26 Feb 2014   #19
computergeekguy

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok I got a new plan if bad copy pro isn't going to work.
This is going to be done in CMD. You will need to download this.
TestDisk Download - CGSecurity
It will be a ZIP file.
Extract the zip to your desktop (or wherever you want to put it).
Create a folder in your newly unzipped folder called recovery.
Run photorec_win.exe. All you need to do is double click it and it will run.
When you double click it will look like this.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-11.jpg
Choose your flash drive or the drive letter it should be. In my case the flash drive is jetflash transcend.


Then you will get this screen.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-12.jpg
Choose No Partition


Now it will look like this.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-13.jpg
Choose Other.


Next image.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-14.jpg
scroll down to the recovery folder that i told you to create and press enter.
You will now be in the recovery directory. Press C for correct.


You should now see this image.
1GB memory stick appears corrupt. Any data recovery options?-15.jpg
It is now attempting to save your files. It will spit ALL of your files into the recovery directory. Your files will not have the correct name so you will need to open each one to see what it is and rename it to what it should be.

If at anytime during the restore process you need to stop press the S button.

I hope this helps.
Good luck


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26 Feb 2014   #20
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i think the problem is with the thumb drive, not the programs... whatever machine i put the thumb drive in slows to a crawl... any program or utility that tries to access the drive will lock up for sometimes hours. but pull out that thumb drive and its back to being zippy

for instance it took my machine (in machine specs below) about 10 mins to open disk management with the thumb drive inserted. pull it out, and boom it loads in a second.

when i get home i will check the progress of the bad copy pro scan and see if it is going any faster
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