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Windows 7: Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

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03 Oct 2012   #11
TVeblen

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Everything you mention in Post #1 that has to do with Windows: My Computer, Starting Windows, etc.

All can be caused by a failing drive connected to your system.


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04 Oct 2012   #12
Mual

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Everything you mention in Post #1 that has to do with Windows: My Computer, Starting Windows, etc.

All can be caused by a failing drive connected to your system.
So you mean that my Windows have all these problem because of a failing drive is connected to my system?
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04 Oct 2012   #13
TVeblen

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Affirmative. When devices do not behave as expected the OS can take an awful lot of time trying to figure out what is going on.

This is a very simple and decisive test (and usually quick ):
  • If you disconnect the drive and Windows immediately responds and performs normally then you know there is a problem with that drive.
  • If you disconnect and the problems persists, then we can stop talking about the hard drive, because it is not the problem.
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04 Oct 2012   #14
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Affirmative. When devices do not behave as expected the OS can take an awful lot of time trying to figure out what is going on.

This is a very simple and decisive test (and usually quick ):
  • If you disconnect the drive and Windows immediately responds and performs normally then you know there is a problem with that drive.
  • If you disconnect and the problems persists, then we can stop talking about the hard drive, because it is not the problem.
I see.
Well, I tested, when I disconnect the drive my Windows instantly work fine with good performance, so I think is not the Windows that causing problem already. Now I will try to backup all the file that I can, now the drive is working slowly, so now I'm doing my best to backup while the drive still work, and I just brought a new 2TB drive, from Western Digital.
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04 Oct 2012   #15
TVeblen

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Good plan. I hope it all goes well and you retrieve all your data.
Let us know!
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04 Oct 2012   #16
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Good plan. I hope it all goes well and you retrieve all your data.
Let us know!
Hey, I manage to get almost like all the data from the drive, just some data is corrupted, so never mind, at least others are in good condition.
So if I format the HDD or I format the Windows, does it make any diffference?
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04 Oct 2012   #17
TVeblen

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What do you mean "format Windows"? I don't think you want to do that. That will erase the operating system and most likely all of your installed programs. Leave the C: drive / partition / hard drive alone.

You can format the old E: drive once you have retrieved your data. Sometimes this will correct errors and revive the drive, but you do not want to trust it to non-backed up or crucial data.
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04 Oct 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just as an afterthought TV could Mual try a Ubuntu boot and drag the data files off using that? That wouldn't interfere with the Windows stuff then.
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05 Oct 2012   #19
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
What do you mean "format Windows"? I don't think you want to do that. That will erase the operating system and most likely all of your installed programs. Leave the C: drive / partition / hard drive alone.

You can format the old E: drive once you have retrieved your data. Sometimes this will correct errors and revive the drive, but you do not want to trust it to non-backed up or crucial data.
Yes I know that I will loss the data on C:, but I heard that the guy told me that they need to format my Windows then only know what is happening to the HDD, is it untrue? The HDD doesn't need to format also will know if the E: drive is functioning well right?

Now I'm copying all the files to E: but still not done yet. I hope I can manage to copy all before the HDD fail.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Just as an afterthought TV could Mual try a Ubuntu boot and drag the data files off using that? That wouldn't interfere with the Windows stuff then.
afterthought TV?
Ubuntu boot? How do I do that? But I think I don't need to do so because I still can copy my data without problem, but some data is corrupted and I don't mind because I don't need it, other important file still able to copy.
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05 Oct 2012   #20
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

A Ubuntu boot Mual is booting from a Ubuntu OS disk then you access the C: or E: or whatever drive from the Ubuntu OS while it is running. Windows will not be running at all!

You need to make a Ubuntu boot disk first.

Create a USB stick on Ubuntu | Ubuntu then set your BIOS to boot from the USB.
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