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Windows 7: BSOD: In need of help savaging what's left of HD

21 Dec 2015   #1
chriscars18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
BSOD: In need of help savaging what's left of HD

I recently created a topic about BSOD on my hard drive
BSOD after shutting down PC
I got no assistance beyond the initial response.

Anyway, I just put in my new hard drive because I got tired of waiting. My issue now is recovering files from the old hard drive. I was told to boot up the system and press f12, but when I do that I get a media test failure error, so I can't even load the system to use a usb and get pictures and things of that nature off of the drive. Can someone please help me with this.


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21 Dec 2015   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You might have to use something like Stellar or R-Studio on that 2nd HD. Because you might only have a few spin-hours, you might consider finding a local source that can walk you through the steps of "sector-by-sector" scan and recovery what can be recovered. I'm feeling there is no easy road at this point, I hope I'm wrong! I'll be listening in with you, hopefully someone will have better solution news.
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22 Dec 2015   #3
chriscars18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
You might have to use something like Stellar or R-Studio on that 2nd HD. Because you might only have a few spin-hours, you might consider finding a local source that can walk you through the steps of "sector-by-sector" scan and recovery what can be recovered. I'm feeling there is no easy road at this point, I hope I'm wrong! I'll be listening in with you, hopefully someone will have better solution news.

Aww thanks anyway.

What's Stella or R Studio? What does that entail?
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22 Dec 2015   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Both Stellar and R-Studio are very deep, wide, thorough data recovery programs, that I have only just begun to begin to get started learning the first things about each one. They are very good at what they do, according to the many who have successfully used either one or both. And, they are not free. Free trial is very limited.
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22 Dec 2015   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chriscars18 View Post
recovering files from the old hard drive.
You should have read the SeaTools tutorial properly - it explains exactly how to create a bootable SeaTools disk.

Since you decided not to proceed with that then, the first thing to do is determine if you can see any of the data files you wish to save off the old disk. Do that by connecting the old drive to your system, and then follow this:

Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup
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23 Dec 2015   #6
chriscars18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chriscars18 View Post
recovering files from the old hard drive.
You should have read the SeaTools tutorial properly - it explains exactly how to create a bootable SeaTools disk.

Since you decided not to proceed with that then, the first thing to do is determine if you can see any of the data files you wish to save off the old disk. Do that by connecting the old drive to your system, and then follow this:

Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup
I got into the system and all my files are there.
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23 Dec 2015   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Copy them to an external USB drive as explained.
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26 Dec 2015   #8
chriscars18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Copy them to an external USB drive as explained.
Can I use my Kindle as a external hard drive? I just want to get a couple of things off the old drive for right now. I do plan on getting an external hard drive.

I tried to install Peppermint on a cd+rw disk and boot from it and put the items on a usb. But for some odd reason, it wouldn't boot the actual program only load it to a certain part and go to a black screen.
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28 Dec 2015   #9
chriscars18

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Copy them to an external USB drive as explained.
Can I get this
Amazon.com: Lexar JumpDrive S75 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - LJDS75-256ABNL (White): Computers & Accessories
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28 Dec 2015   #10
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes
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