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Windows 7: "A disk read error occurred" on wd10ears

17 Mar 2012   #11
M0hammad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brainy View Post
It depends on the number of bad sectors.. if there a few bad sectors then the HDD regenerator would work for you. But reading your problem, i dont think that hdd regenerator will do any good. I suggest you to back up whateva data you are able to move.
it's 950 GB, most files are important.


I ran the scan but it was too slow too!
it stated that the remaining time is 830 Hours!!

i canceled it for now, but u think it would actually take that much time or it will finnish in a day or so?

Does anyone have an idea how to speed things up?
or any other solution?



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17 Mar 2012   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done at this stage - you have to persist with copying your data off as soon as you can. The speed of copying is dependant on the state of the HDD - many bad clusters = slow read time.

Regards,
Golden
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17 Mar 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I agree with Golden. And to answer your question, there is not clear cut method to determine how long it will take. It could take as long as it is saying (probably not~35 days, though). It may take a few days, a week, or longer. I would get it going as soon as possible while the drive is still working...
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17 Mar 2012   #14
M0hammad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

that's too bad, looks like i try copying whatever files i can, then run a bad-sector' scan.


Q1: If i ran the scan for, lets say a week, and completed about 50% and i stopped it and fixed the bad sectors he found, will that help?

Q2: If i formatted the Hard Disk, will the bad sector go or i'll have to run a scan also?

Q3: If i formatted the Hard Disk and used a files recovering software, is there a chance of recovering my files?

thanks alot guys, you have been real help
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17 Mar 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I would not recommend formatting at this time. Normally, I would recommend a chkdsk with recovery of bad sectors by using the /r flag, but your drive seems beyond that point. I am not sure a format would even complete in the present condition. Your best option is recover the files now, then worry about recovering the drive later.
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20 Mar 2012   #16
M0hammad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

mmm guys, one something new came up!
i got the most important files from partition D
but the problem is partition C (the system's partition)
it disappeared!
I can see the other two, but not C!

though i can see in one of the rescue kit's tools (boot corrector), it's branded formatted, but i can see that the size's are okay!

i just need some small files from it
any idea to how to get to it?

thanks
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20 Mar 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you try Undelete Partition?
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20 Mar 2012   #18
M0hammad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Did you try Undelete Partition?
how can i do that?
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20 Mar 2012   #19
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It is an option in the Paragon Recovery menu.
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21 Mar 2012   #20
M0hammad

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

unfortunately, it didn't work!

is there another app u recommend or some kind of method?
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