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Windows 7: How to get data out of a defective HDD ?


03 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to get data out of a defective HDD ?

Hi.
My grandchild has an eMachines Notebook, that is defective.

It's the HDD, that has issues.

The HDD is a Thoshiba MK6465GSX.

The Notebook has difficulties when booting, and cannot get out of post.

I have the HDD connected to another computer now, and can see it in Computer Manage window.

What to do, to save data ?.

The atatchment shows the HDD in Manager




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03 Apr 2012   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

You may try the Partition Recovery Wizard of the Partition Wizard Bootable CD .
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03 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for your reply.

I installed the recovery application.

I couldn't boot the CD in the Notebook.
Then I did in another computer, where I can see the HDD in focus via an USB interface.

What does the dump here show?.
I real defective HDD ?


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03 Apr 2012   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Can you download the iso of the bootable cd, burn it in a blank disk , and boot from the disk ? In that situation it works better.

If it is allowed to check it, then it may search for any data that can be recovered . Just for another try.
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03 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

This is what I did at first. But the Notebook will not boot from the bootable CD

A bit more here.

I got the info:

This CD does not support windows server".

As it's not a server, how to do ?
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03 Apr 2012   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Does it have a DVD drive there? If so, most probably ( dont have pretty much experience with Asrock ) F11 should be the boot menu key there. Check for it, during startup, in the motherboard splash screen, the boot menu key and bios setup key is mentioned there.

If the conditions hold, Place the disk in the dvd drive, restart the netbook. When starting, tap and hold F11 during startup, it will enter you in the boot menu page, where all the possible boot devises are listed. Select the dvd drive using the scroll arrows, and hit enter ... the disk will start booting.
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03 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

As I couldn't get up the wizard for recovery, I put a Windows 7 install dvd in the dvd drive.
I could get it up, and tried a recovery, but had not luck.

After I started as I would do a new install. As the setup came to where the
partitions should be set, there was no harddisk to be found.

Probably the HDD has got blown!
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03 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's not ASRock, but eMachines Notebook
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03 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You may be better off with something that will recover from a drive even if the drive is typically unreadable: PhotoRec - CGSecurity
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03 Apr 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Run the HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan on the HD, followed by Disk Check from Windows 7 DVD or REpair CD Command Line if it is repaired enough to check the file system.
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