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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

28 Dec 2012   #41
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what happened? did you plug it or not


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28 Dec 2012   #42
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
what happened? did you plug it or not
Well, i didn't plug in the data cable when booted, because I'm afraid to screw up something else in the system. I must get at lest 2-3 confirmations that this is possible to perform.
Don't get this personal, but i really don't have room for mistakes
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28 Dec 2012   #43
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Here are some copies of posts that respond to a similar problem :
"It sounds strange, but a friend of mine had trouble getting his drive to spin up. He put it in the freezer, hooked it to his computer and its reached running speed. Once it did this there was no problem and he copied 500+ gigs off it. I dont know the nature of your crash. Just thought I would throw that out there."

"Depending on the type of problem, you may not be able to easily access the crashed HDD.

Though the error makes it sound like the problem is the interface port, not the HDD.

If SATA:
Unplug the crashed HDD, then boot up. While Windows is operating, plug in the crashed HDD into a different SATA port.

If IDE:
Get an IDE to SATA adapter (if your motherboard has SATA ports) or an external hard drive enclosure and hook it up after boot that way."
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28 Dec 2012   #44
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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28 Dec 2012   #45
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Did that already ...
1st, i booted up with my OS hard drive, then i connected my bad drive as mmkarimi suggested. Every 30-40 seconds, my screen freezes for 15 seconds and it's been doing that since i booted up.
The CPU is running @ 3-15 % so as GPU . My computer doesn't register the drive, so as HDsentinel and device manager. How can i "register" the drive to windows???
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28 Dec 2012   #46
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So the drive simply isnt being recognised...

have u tried in a diffrent pc?

have you got an external + powered hdd lying around, you could use that as a temporary docking station
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28 Dec 2012   #47
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
So the drive simply isnt being recognised...

have u tried in a diffrent pc?

have you got an external + powered hdd lying around, you could use that as a temporary docking station
As mentioned before (twice ), I don't have a external rack or a sata-usb cable... All my other PCs have ATA connectors...
The question is how can i "register" the unrecognized hard drive to windows?!?!?!
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28 Dec 2012   #48
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

is the drive enabled in the bios?
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28 Dec 2012   #49
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Boot from partition wizard bootable CD. It can see the drive ... it's 149GB but all unallocated, so no partitions on it?
If so do this How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
First try "quick scan". Does it find partition(s)? Ignore partitions which are very small about 3MB. Recover the real big partitions. Post results.

Do you know how may partitions were on that faulty disk? Tell me

After that try How to perform disk surface test with partition manager software - Partition Wizard? to see it is a good disk
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28 Dec 2012   #50
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
So the drive simply isnt being recognised...

have u tried in a diffrent pc?

have you got an external + powered hdd lying around, you could use that as a temporary docking station
As mentioned before (twice ), I don't have a external rack or a sata-usb cable... All my other PCs have ATA connectors...
The question is how can i "register" the unrecognized hard drive to windows?!?!?!
You don't care losing all data on that disk?
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