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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

30 Dec 2012   #81
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

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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?
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?

Quote:
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?
I didn't full scan
Minitool partition wizard (Boots from CD) sees the 149 unallocated space, but Minitool data recovery (snip that is in the previous post) doesn't recognize the drive at all.

I don't care about the data anymore... I would just like to see if it is possible to save the disk...

BTW is it possible to repair the bad sectors on a disk surface???


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31 Dec 2012   #82
Kaktussoft

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Quote:
Minitool partition wizard (Boots from CD) sees the 149 unallocated space, but Minitool data recovery (snip that is in the previous post) doesn't recognize the drive at all.
I don't understand you anymore! Now you're talking about 149 unallocated space. I thought it was a partition?!
Since you don't care about the data. Boot into win7 and then connect the drive. In Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
diskpart
list  disk
write down number of problem disk. Look at its size. Be sure it's the correct one! In this example I us e number 9
sel  disk  9
clean
exit
Errors? Did commands work? No problems booting anymore? You can make new partitions now.
Perform a surface test... I think is faulty!
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31 Dec 2012   #83
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote:
Minitool partition wizard (Boots from CD) sees the 149 unallocated space, but Minitool data recovery (snip that is in the previous post) doesn't recognize the drive at all.
I don't understand you anymore! Now you're talking about 159 unallocated space. I thought it was a partition?!
Since you don't care about the data. Boot into win7 and then connect the drive. In Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
diskpart
list  disk
write down number of problem disk. Look at its size. Be sure it's the correct one! In this example I us e number 9
sel  disk  9
clean
exit
Errors? Did commands work? No problems booting anymore? You can make new partitions now.
Perform a surface test... I think is faulty!
As I told you at the first comments...
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31 Dec 2012   #84
Kaktussoft

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Quote:
BTW is it possible to repair the bad sectors on a disk surface???
A disk has a lot of spare sectors. If a read/write error happens, the controller tries again to read/write. If very unreadable it maps a spare sector as the new sector. So bad sector replacement is fully automatically
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31 Dec 2012   #85
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
write down number of problem disk. Look at its size. Be sure it's the
correct one! In this example I use number 9
sel  disk  9
clean
exit
Errors? Did commands work? No problems booting anymore? You can make new partitions now.
Perform a surface test... I think it is faulty![/QUOTE]
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31 Dec 2012   #86
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Command prompt doesn't recognize the drive either

*there never was a partition recognized with minitool partition wizard, I just said that the drive HAD 1 partition before it got messed up (you asked me if i remember how many partitions were there)


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31 Dec 2012   #87
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

sorry but check the cable, and make sure of it

firt make it online in disk management, have you tried making a label it in disk management and make a partition?
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01 Jan 2013   #88
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

So diskpart doesn't see it... very strange.

Partition Wizard does see the disk. There's no partition on disk and no partition can be created. Correct?
Which disk operations are NOT greyed out?


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02 Jan 2013   #89
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So diskpart doesn't see it... very strange.

Partition Wizard does see the disk. There's no partition on disk and no partition can be created. Correct?
Which disk operations are NOT greyed out?
Yes, it's correct!

All disk and partition operations are greyed out!
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02 Jan 2013   #90
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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
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