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Windows 7: Cant recover HD

29 Aug 2012   #1
mjp808

windows 7 x64
 
 
Cant recover HD

I have a 300GB WD VelociRapter, a few years old, I bought to use as my C: drive because of the extra RPM/speed(supposedly). I partitioned it in half and it worked fine until recently it started intermittently getting BootMgr missing errors on startup. After trying and failing to fix the problem directly , I decided to install a different boot drive to fix the problem.

The problem now is I cant get the VelociRapter to mount, Drive Mngr wants to initialize it, the handful of data recovery progs that i have run show no files to recover and the size to be 0.5 kb.

is there any chance of recovering this drive? Thanks for your help.


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29 Aug 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Not if you can't read any data from it.

Check your connections and try different cables. Try a different power connector (routine tests).

Then try the WD diagnostic program ISO from their website on a bootable CD. It probably will not work on an unreadable drive, but if it were to be something simple it might pick it up.

Good Luck.
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29 Aug 2012   #3
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

MJP808, Welcome to the windows 7 forums. I have had that problem with a machine and I searched and the Seagate and WD utilities did not fix the problem.

I went to grc.com and using the $$ program Spinrite, It solved my problem and I was able to get to the data on the drive. It is not cheap but if your data is important, then I recommend spinrite.

I don't have any financial interest, just a satisfied customer.

Rich
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29 Aug 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rich, did you pay $89 - that seems to be the price for a new customer.
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29 Aug 2012   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Rich, did you pay $89 - that seems to be the price for a new customer.
Yes, I did pay something like that. don't remember, but it was cheaper than the $1500 that a commercial company wanted to retrieve my clients data. Cheap at half the cost and my client was very grateful and appreciative.

Rich
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29 Aug 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for the information.
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29 Aug 2012   #7
mjp808

windows 7 x64
 
 

Looks pretty grim I guess--thanks everybody.
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29 Aug 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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