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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

28 Dec 2012   #51
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Follow his advice, he is an expert

and btw kaktussoft, it is at 78%


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28 Dec 2012   #52
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
is the drive enabled in the bios?
Well i wouldn't like to go over the tread 3 times, just go read the problem from the begining, you will the see what has been done and why.
How can i check if the drive is registered in the BIOS when i had to jump start the drive connecting it to the pc while working??
That was the only way to boot up with that drive connected parallel with my Win7 drive...
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28 Dec 2012   #53
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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?

Well now i don't care.... i am now goinng to perform this quick scan, so be back who knows when

I'll be in touch over my mobile
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28 Dec 2012   #54
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

In Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
diskpart
list  disk
Does it see the disk. I assume it's number 1.
Still in diskpart
Code:
sel  disk  #
clean
exit
Of course replace # with rela disk number.
Works? Only do it if you want to destroy EVERYTHING on disk. All partitions and files are gone forever
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28 Dec 2012   #55
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry for the confusion,

try disconnecting your main drive and then put your windows instalation into the cd drive, is the faulty hdd detected?

report back, then

remove the windows instalation disk and put in your partition wizard cd/usb and boot from it, is the drive also detected here?
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28 Dec 2012   #56
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

If partition wizard can't recover the partition(s) and surface scan retruns no errors (let it only check first few GB, so let it run 10 minutes)Be sure you select the correct disk!!!
Works?
Create one or more partitions How to Create Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
Works?
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28 Dec 2012   #57
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I Personaly like the edit you put in.....
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28 Dec 2012   #58
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Will do as you say. But not now, because i am running partition recovery wizard, and for 10 minuets it hassdon only 0% so that means it will be left over the night. I will delete all of the data after the test is done. Now the bad hdd isn't appearing as unallocated, but as a logical type, and bad disk...
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28 Dec 2012   #59
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

it took me 9.6 hours for it to complete on my 1tb disk
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28 Dec 2012   #60
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
Will do as you say. But not now, because i am running partition recovery wizard, and for 10 minuets it hassdon only 0% so that means it will be left over the night. I will delete all of the data after the test is done. Now the bad hdd isn't appearing as unallocated, but as a logical type, and bad disk...
Do you mean it found a logical partition? Is it type NTFS? What's the size?
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