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Windows 7: HDD disappeared during windows session, now freezes windows boot.

24 May 2013   #11
Arc

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Recuva will not recover any file that is corrupt (red indicators as per the video are corrupt ones).

If you want to go for the partition recovery wizard, better you do it on a removable disc, so that if the corrupt files come back by any chance, they will not hamper the system's performance anyhow.


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24 May 2013   #12
Tomha

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Alright, thanks for the help. I dont have any other hard drive as big as this one, so I'll try Recuva and see how things go.

Thanks ,
Tom
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24 May 2013   #13
Arc

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You are welcome Tom. Let us know how it worked

And, well done Dave
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24 May 2013   #14
Northernsoul55

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Thanks Arc for the invaluable input and guidance

Tom Glad to help, pity it wasnt better news, but it's good you know the solution.

cheers

Dave
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24 May 2013   #15
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The light scan was able to detect a tonne of deleted files..one that was last modified in 1988 0.o, but none of my recordings, so I am doing a deep scan now.

Update:

Deep scan completed, no sign of the files. Ahwell...
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24 May 2013   #16
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

So I'm kinda reopening this. While moving some files around on the drive last night, it disappeared again. Fortunately, this time the drive reappeared after a restart. Because of this I have been running a few tests on the drive with Seatools, and it has failed the Drive Self Test, and the Long Generic Test. As far as I can tell this indicates a problem with the drive..and tells me I should probably ensure all the data is backed up and review my warranty :P Is this the case?
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25 May 2013   #17
Northernsoul55

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I would say the drive is failing from the test results, so back up your data

cheers

Dave
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25 May 2013   #18
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks again Dave , Ill contact my supplier and see about a replacement.
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25 May 2013   #19
Northernsoul55

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No problem, glad to help, Good luck
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