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Windows 7: Urgent!! Help needed to recover lost data

14 Dec 2009   #81

Windows 7 and Vista

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
When you plug the drive in, does Windows make the "dum-dum" sound (new hardware found)?
It takes quite a while before a low doodle-dum sound comes thru, but it was not the same sound as when "new hardware found" sounds! it makes the sound when "unknown device" appears in the device manager, when I unplug it sounds de-dum just like when you unplug other usb!

is this significant?


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19 Dec 2009   #82

Windows 7 X64

Is this been resolved? Its should have been days ago.
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19 Dec 2009   #83

xp, win7

Your 500 GB external hard drive connects how - usb or firewire?
Connect the drive to any working computer that supports the interface.
For data recovery I have used testdisk it was very effective

TestDisk Download - CGSecurity
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19 Dec 2009   #84


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
Hello all

Here as promised - my report

its rather long - sorry!

Thanks for your patience

Susan, as I suspected. The Handy Drive was damaged in the fall.
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19 Dec 2009   #85

Windows 7 and Vista

To everyone who has been trying to help me to let you know the drive has been taken from its casing and installed into a laptop but it could not be read so it would seeem it is knackered!!

Thanks so much for all your efforts to help me - I really do appreciate it .
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27 Dec 2009   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Is the data important enough to go to a recovery company?
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28 Dec 2009   #87

Windows 7 and Vista

The data is important but I backed up more than I realised so I have not lost as much as first thought.

Being a 500GB harddrive almost 3/4 full, even if it were possible, I imagine it would cost a vast amoiunt to try and restore.
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03 Feb 2010   #88

Windows 7 and Vista

i had to admit defeat and accept my hard drive is knackered and it has put in the cupboard for good

thanks to all who tried so hard to help

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03 Feb 2010   #89

Windows 7 and MAC

TIM Is right... Its Active@ File Recovery. which can solve this problem for you.... or you do one thing update all your drivers by installing Driver scan
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03 Feb 2010   #90

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Susan,

Did you try removing the drive from the enclosure? There should be a standard 3.5 or 2.5 HDD in there, either IDE or SATA.
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