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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

02 Jan 2013   #91
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I don't know if it has been suggested but P have you tried a bootable Ubuntu disk and just run the Ubuntu OS don't install it and I have used this method quite a few times now.

Just make a bootable disk set the BIOS to boot from the optical choose the run - not install and then access the drives that are attached.

Desktop | Ubuntu < check the options first
So I should download the Ubuntu software from the link, burn it to a empty DVD (witch i don't have @ the moment), shut down PC, connect the bad drive, set BIOS to boot from optical drive, run the installation to access the bad drive in order to see what is in there.

*I don't quite understand how to do this step, because it's the 1st time I come across Ubuntu...
I think that the data got lost anyway... But is there a chance of me getting the drive to work properly???


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02 Jan 2013   #92
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You could also use a usb stick with 770mb free space. Using a program called unetbootin . And he refers as the option to run ubuntu from the usb BUT not install it. When you boot from usb/cd you will get a menu with an option to install and an option to run. Click run
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02 Jan 2013   #93
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I don't know if it has been suggested but P have you tried a bootable Ubuntu disk and just run the Ubuntu OS don't install it and I have used this method quite a few times now.

Just make a bootable disk set the BIOS to boot from the optical choose the run - not install and then access the drives that are attached.

Desktop | Ubuntu < check the options first

how do you think this gonna help, as the hdd doesnt recognize in windows operating system. or even with dos platform,(parttion magic)...
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02 Jan 2013   #94
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I think he suggested that because bios does recognise it sometimes. And by connecting it after the POST may let him manage it from within ubuntu
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02 Jan 2013   #95
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i should mension this, obunto must be installed on a ext3, and even if using ubonto live disk, you cann't see the nfts formated drives,..
can you explaine more your idea on this
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02 Jan 2013   #96
D3LL

 
 

I use a good bit of software called Restorer2000. Does the job and very cheap to buy!
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02 Jan 2013   #97
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I think kaktusoft has a plan for it... You have to wait for him to cone online for him to elaborate his answer
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02 Jan 2013   #98
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post
I think kaktusoft has a plan for it... You have to wait for him to cone online for him to elaborate his answer
BTW, his nick is Kaktussoft! But now that you are banned, it doesn't even matter...
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02 Jan 2013   #99
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Use testdisk or orther software to make disk visible. Or try to test disk with manufacture test disk diagontics.
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04 Jan 2013   #100
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I don't know if it has been suggested but P have you tried a bootable Ubuntu disk and just run the Ubuntu OS don't install it and I have used this method quite a few times now.

Just make a bootable disk set the BIOS to boot from the optical choose the run - not install and then access the drives that are attached.

Desktop | Ubuntu < check the options first
So I should download the Ubuntu software from the link, burn it to a empty DVD (witch i don't have @ the moment), shut down PC, connect the bad drive, set BIOS to boot from optical drive, run the installation to access the bad drive in order to see what is in there.

*I don't quite understand how to do this step, because it's the 1st time I come across Ubuntu...
I think that the data got lost anyway... But is there a chance of me getting the drive to work properly???
Sorry late reply P despite what has been said I have used a a Ubuntu boot to get stuff off of what seem to be dead drives before now and mate you only need a CD not a DVD.

Just make the disk and then boot as I said - on the Ubuntu screen there will be references to any drive attached or installed in the machine as it is an OS that is independent of any drives bar the optical you have to boot from.

Just make sure you pick the run and not install option when booting the disk.

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