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Windows 7: HELP seagate 2tb external reached full capacity now doesn`t open


15 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
HELP seagate 2tb external reached full capacity now doesn`t open

yesterday i was extracting a file from a .rar file from the hard disk so in the middle of the extraction all froze !! so i remembered that there was no place on the hard disk left so i unplugged it , a few seconds later i plug it in to find that it the hard disk is inaccessible !! so i tried so many programs like :EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Professional Edition(needed 156 hours to scan ) , and MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (which told me it was a bad disk and full ) . i open disk management and there its said the hard disk was EMPTY(which gave me a mini-heart attack) and that it is online and healthy but i couldn't access it !! so now am waiting for EASEUS Partition Master 9.1.0 Professional Edition to finish its 156 hours which i know might not work but i have hope !!! so if anybody could help me it would be great !!

i really need help guys please !! i have files that i can`t replace !!

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15 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Right now, please do not run any Check Disk operation.

If you have important data to recover, that should be your first priority.

You said that you ran Partition Wizard. What exactly did you do with it?

Did you try Partition Recovery Wizard in it?

If you did not, then do as follows.

Plug-in your external drive and check it in Windows Disk Management.

If it appears as RAW, then run Partition Wizard and follow the process under the heading Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB in the thread Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

Check whether you can recover the partition and gain access to the disk.
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15 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
let show u some screenhots

yes i used partition recovery , its been 13 hours it needs 150 hours see the screenshot
and MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition see the screenshot
and i am afraid to touch anything in disk managment see the screenshot
so any help ??
should i follow the instruction of the page u gave me


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15 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i just want to know the right steps !! any wrong button i press might lead in loss of data !! i am gonna buy a new hard disk soon so i need this to keep working so i could move the files there !!
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15 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ohoy! Disk Management shows not initialised and Partition Wizard shows boldly a bad disk. Something I have not seen/heard. Don't do anything now.

The thread I had referenced is not relevant in this case. So just forget about it.

Let us wait for some ideas from other experts here.

In the meanwhile you can download Seatools for DOS and burn it to a CD/pendrive and boot from it.

Check what Seatools finds and whether it can repair it. SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

Please read all the instructions and any documentation on how to use it.

Now on to other experts. (jumanji does not know all. )
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15 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i actually started testdisk and it is checking or analysing something here is the screenshot !! and btw the hard disk is showen in my computer (its G) here are some screenshots !!!


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15 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and i still have the disk management open !!! do i press cancel or ok ?
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15 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

and do i stop EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional 5.5.1 from scanning !! it sill hasn`t done anything still 147 hours it keep going up and down !!
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15 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

If you are using Test Disk exercise caution.

Go step by step exactly as under Recovery with TestDisk: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB. After you press QUICK SEARCH and then Y, what is the screen you get? Post the screenshot. If the partition is not identified correctly, then you have to do a deep search.

Test Disk is safe as long as you do not give a write command. You can repeat any number of times. But everytime you quit the program, you have to safely remove the HDD, plug it in again and start Test Disk. Otherwise it may indicate Read errors.

In any case, I would halt any recovery process till you run Seatools and find that the disk is serviceable. What puts the spoke here is the bad disk announcement by Partition Wizard.

EDIT:I am hitting the sack now. So I won't be here and no response from me for the next 10 hours. Hope other experts chip in to help you.
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15 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

testdisk now is still analysing when its done and after i press Y !! i will post a screenshot !! but it might take all day !! i will post the picture tomorrow or late at night !!
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