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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

28 Dec 2012   #31
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guall View Post
it happens to me sometime too, i thought it was the problem with psu or miss-configuration of master and slave
the problem was when i attached 2 HDD and 2 optical drive. then it couldn't boot to the os.
I do have 2 optical drives, but i am 100% sure that it isn't the PSU because i had 3 HDDs, 4 case fans, and 2 optical drives running @ the same time. Now, i'm trying to boot up with 2 HDDs 3 case fans and 2 optic devices and it's failing...


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28 Dec 2012   #32
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
After i download the 46 mb file, what do i do with it? burn to CD, run as administrator??? Help, i don't know how ?
What mmkarimi is suggesting might work, but with the power connector in the HDD and after booting i add the data cable- as he said... What do YOU think?
You did download pwhe7.iso? right click on it and then "open with"->windows burning" or something like that. On standard systems double clicking opens a burning dialog as well.


Can you burn it to CD or DVD? And boot form it?
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28 Dec 2012   #33
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you know i had such problem with my laptop HDD ones before, i did that and it worked. actually the HDD was totally down. i tried this trick several times to get my data back. i think it may work for you too in this situation
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28 Dec 2012   #34
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

I found a usb to sata adapter on the internet in my country. It's a biding site, and yes it is second hand, but who cares??? it has 24 months warranty.
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28 Dec 2012   #35
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
After i download the 46 mb file, what do i do with it? burn to CD, run as administrator??? Help, i don't know how ?
What mmkarimi is suggesting might work, but with the power connector in the HDD and after booting i add the data cable- as he said... What do YOU think?
You did download pwhe7.iso? right click on it and then "open with"->windows burning" or something like that. On standard systems double clicking opens a burning dialog as well.


Can you burn it to CD or DVD? And boot form it?
Yes i did burn before and i know how to
It's downloading now. after i will burn it to a CD and boot.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
you know i had such problem with my laptop HDD ones before, i did that and it worked. actually the HDD was totally down. i tried this trick several times to get my data back. i think it may work for you too in this situation
I will try it as soon as the file downloads - I have a 2mb/s internet speed connection
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28 Dec 2012   #36
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

I downloaded it and burned it to as CD-R @ 4x speed (706kb/s- it's the minimum on my laptop). How i'm going on my pc yo see if it works.
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28 Dec 2012   #37
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Oooo F*** how the power is out!?!?!
Hope it wont be long... All i am left with is my laptop with 100% battery , and a slow usb internet modem
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28 Dec 2012   #38
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hahhaa, you will burn it out today (Its a bad luck sight), let it free until tomorrow it may automatically work until then
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28 Dec 2012   #39
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
hahhaa, you will burn it out today (Its a bad luck sight), let it free until tomorrow it may automatically work until then
well i would like if that could be possible
If it didn't heel for the last 2 months, then it wont for this night either
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28 Dec 2012   #40
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Finally! after half an hour, the power is back

I booted in to the File (don't know how it's called) i burned to the CD, and it says that my bad disk has 149 gb of unlocated space. It doesn't show any files on the drive, so that means only one thing: the data is gone forever

Now after I lost the data, is it possible to somehow save the drive, and use it further on as i would if it were normal???
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