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


14 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
"A disk read error occurred" on wd10ears

Hello

I have had this problem for few days, i tried everything i could think of.
I suddenly got the message:
"A disk read error occurred,
press Alt+ctr+Del To restart"

First, i restored the BIOS settings to default, didn't work.
then i changed the HDD's cable, didn't work either.
Then i connected the HDD to another PC, I seem to see my partitions but without the sizes, the system stops when i try to open on of them!
I also tried bad-sector scanning, but it stops half way through!

at last, i tried booting from Ubuntu CD while my HDD is connected, but it took some time booting. So i tried booting without connecting the HDD and after it booted i connected it, but i didn't see my partitions!

it's a 1 TB, wd10ears. with less than 50 GB free space!
I NEED the DATA ON IT! IT"S VERY IMPORTANT!

any solutions guys?

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15 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

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15 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You can try: Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning; it works fairly well for recovering data in situations like yours.
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16 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
You can try: Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning; it works fairly well for recovering data in situations like yours.
Sweet!
i just tried it and i was able to copy some small files, will try copy the big ones once i get a Hard drive. though, most files are there but not all! will have to check again!

THANKS ALOT, MAN!
WILL BE BACK
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16 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You're welcome. Let us know how the recovery process goes. These usually take a while, so progress updates are appreciated.
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16 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 



I tried copying a big folder of 250 GB, but it took an hour just to copy 500 MB!!
it actually started with reasonable speed but it got slower!
I canceled the operation 'cause on this rate it would take about a month to copy all the 950 GB

Any thoughts on this?
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16 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If you have a lot of bad sectors or clobbered sectors, it can take a very long time to restore the files. Can you copy one file at a time from that folder instead?
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16 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If you have a lot of bad sectors or clobbered sectors, it can take a very long time to restore the files. Can you copy one file at a time from that folder instead?
I think i can, but it will probably take a long time also!

do you recommend using HDD Regenerator for scanning the hard drive for bad-sectors?
could it help speeding things up?
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16 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

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.
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