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Windows 7: Dropped my 2TB data storage HDD

01 May 2013   #31
AaLF

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

Golden, I am embarrassed to say I do not know where to locate the peppermint ISO. I have installed LiLi only so far.


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01 May 2013   #32
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi AaLF,

MBR backup could not see and read physical drive 1. ( I was misled by your earlier post.)

The screenshot in the Disk Management is not encouraging.

Both pointers to physical damage.

IMO, only a professional setup, reconstructing the physically damaged drive can retrieve the data. But that is going to cost a bomb.

Yep, try recovery with live Linux CD. Let us do what we can before giving up.

If it fails to read the drive, abort this attempt.

Then go back to Disk Management, right click on the area you had circled in the Disk Management and check whether you are able to perform any of the operations like bringing it online or initialsing it. Do whatever you can.

If most of the Menu is greyed out, that would bring the curtain down on this thread. Sorry for that.
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01 May 2013   #33
AaLF

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

I am downloading linux now. When installed & we try it won't this be harmful to initialize it?? Wont that wipe the data?
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After that, right click on the area you had circled in the Disk Management and check whether you are able to perform any of the operations like bringing it online or initialsing it. Do whatever you can.
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01 May 2013   #34
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No, you are not initialising it or doing any write operation. You are merely trying to read the drive and copy the contents elsewhere.

Note: I have edited my previous post for more clarity. Read it again.
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01 May 2013   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

Have you tried swearing at it OP? That in conjunction with the above methods can sometimes work wonders.
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01 May 2013   #36
AaLF

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

I have peppermint3 linux open. Where do i go to view system hard drives??
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02 May 2013   #37
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Have you read the tutorial? Step C
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11 May 2013   #38
AaLF

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

Thanks 4 all you help you guys. took it to one of those Data places. they said the 'stacks?' were stuffed. All is lost.
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