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Windows 7: No operating system error on Sata 320gb in Lenovo

26 Feb 2014   #1

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No operating system error on Sata 320gb in Lenovo

Hi

My Lenovo laptop died on me (work one) with the no operating system error. The guys at work swapped the HDD for a new one, as they are just interested in keeping me running, not recovering data. Fair enough. My bad for forgetting to do a backup. However. I have the errant HDD with me and its in an external caddy. I can see it when USB to my laptop but can't read it (just wants to format it). Any software I can download and run to fix it? REALLY want my data!

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26 Feb 2014   #2

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Provided the drive has not been formatted, there are many free software packages available that can help you recover the data... EaseUS Data Recovery is just one which has a trial version but just search for hard drive data recovery and you should see lots out there - usually a lot of trial and error is involved in recovering data and some software will be better that others at doing it.

Good luck.
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26 Feb 2014   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PushkaMum View Post
Hi

My Lenovo laptop died on me (work one) with the no operating system error. The guys at work swapped the HDD for a new one, as they are just interested in keeping me running, not recovering data. Fair enough. My bad for forgetting to do a backup. However. I have the errant HDD with me and its in an external caddy. I can see it when USB to my laptop but can't read it (just wants to format it). Any software I can download and run to fix it? REALLY want my data!
Post screenshot of disk management. Which partition is it? Does it have a drive letter?
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27 Feb 2014   #4

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[QUOTE=Kaktussoft;2704242]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PushkaMum View Post
Hi


Post screenshot of disk management. Which partition is it? Does it have a drive letter?
It's attached to my laptop in an external caddy and just has drive e:. I can't access it at all.
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27 Feb 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ibshaw View Post
Provided the drive has not been formatted, there are many free software packages available that can help you recover the data... EaseUS Data Recovery is just one which has a trial version but just search for hard drive data recovery and you should see lots out there - usually a lot of trial and error is involved in recovering data and some software will be better that others at doing it.

Good luck.

Tahnks Ibshaw!! I'm on it now!
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27 Feb 2014   #6

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[QUOTE=PushkaMum;2704650]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PushkaMum View Post
Hi


Post screenshot of disk management. Which partition is it? Does it have a drive letter?
It's attached to my laptop in an external caddy and just has drive e:. I can't access it at all.
Post screenshot of disk management please.

Also in Elevated Command Prompt :
Code:
chkdsk/f  e:
It found errors? It repaired them? run the command again to prove it's fixed.
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27 Feb 2014   #7

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[QUOTE=Kaktussoft;2704658]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PushkaMum View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

It's attached to my laptop in an external caddy and just has drive e:. I can't access it at all.
Post screenshot of disk management please.

Also in Elevated Command Prompt :
Code:
chkdsk/f  e:
It found errors? It repaired them? run the command again to prove it's fixed.

Tried chkdsk and it wants to format the drive. Nothing works The drive is drive e: where it is attached like a removal HDD. There is nothing to show in a screen shot. Properties don't work
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27 Feb 2014   #8

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in elevated command prompt:

Code:
diskpart
select  vol  e
detail vol
detail part
Post output
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27 Feb 2014   #9

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Is it listed as RAW in disk management?

What exact error do you get if doing this command in elevated command prompt?
Code:
chkdsk/f  e:
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27 Feb 2014   #10
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Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PushkaMum View Post
Tried chkdsk and it wants to format the drive. Nothing works The drive is drive e: where it is attached like a removal HDD. There is nothing to show in a screen shot. Properties don't work
It looks like your files system has been damaged. If this is the case your Disk management screenshot will show the drive as RAW. If this is the case then you need software for RAW disk file recovery.
A free program worth a go:
PhotoRec - CGSecurity
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