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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

29 Dec 2012   #71
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, the drive has 1 partition, and the partition recovery wizard is showing that the dive has 149.03 GB of space. Every option is grayed out and I can't do any surface test, or partition deleting, etc, etc, etc... all i can do is the partition recovery that i have done before, and witch has done 12% for 3 hours...


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29 Dec 2012   #72
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Wait fore kaktusoft. He is an expert... But how far has partition wizard gone by now
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30 Dec 2012   #73
Kaktussoft

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30 Dec 2012   #74
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

All the options are grayed out... is there any free screen recording software that I can use to record screen when i enter the partition wizard, show you how the screen looks like ?
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30 Dec 2012   #75
symp

win 7 pro x64
 
 

I had some success with using cheap 6$ external usb hard drive adapters from microcenter,
as hooking up a bad drive is a little more forgiving in usb then straight on the sata port.
Hasnt always worked, one drive I have is completly useless.. but 2 others I was able to have them active long enough to get off my files.
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30 Dec 2012   #76
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
All the options are grayed out... is there any free screen recording software that I can use to record screen when i enter the partition wizard, show you how the screen looks like ?
You did boot from parition wizard boot CD? If so,.... only thing you can do is make a picture with a photocamera or smartphone.
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30 Dec 2012   #77
Kaktussoft

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In partition wizard click on the disk, not on the partition! Click in menu on disk-> "rebuild mbr" as shown here
How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

What options are NOT greyed out in menu disk?
What options are greyed out in menu disk?
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30 Dec 2012   #78
Kaktussoft

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You can also try How to recover data from damaged partition?

free for home users
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30 Dec 2012   #79
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In partition wizard click on the disk, not on the partition! Click in menu on disk-> "rebuild mbr" as shown here
How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

What options are NOT greyed out in menu disk?
What options are greyed out in menu disk?
ALL options including Both disk and partition for the bad drive... That's not the case for my system disk (witch is working properly), so that means the program is working fine, and the problem is laying in the disk itself!

Device manager recognizes the drive, but mini tool doesn't.
see snip.


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30 Dec 2012   #80
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In partition wizard click on the disk, not on the partition! Click in menu on disk-> "rebuild mbr" as shown here
How to Rebuild MBR with partition magic? Partition Wizard Rebuild MBR Video Help.

What options are NOT greyed out in menu disk?
What options are greyed out in menu disk?
ALL options including Both disk and partition for the bad drive... That's not the case for my system disk (witch is working properly), so that means the program is working fine, and the problem is laying in the disk itself!

Device manager recognizes the drive, but mini tool doesn't.
see snip.
Did you do full scan?

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Device manager recognizes the drive, but mini tool doesn't.
I thought minitool sees it as 149GB partition?

Once again... is it a problem if you lose everything on that disk?
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