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Windows 7: Recover data from hard disk.

15 Jan 2014   #11
prabin karki

windows 7Home Premium x64
 
 

ok, when i run my laptop it cannot load the OS ,and message displays "no operating system found".

First,I tried to configure BIOS , if harddisk is disabled. But it is not . It do not show my hard disk.

Next, i took out the hard disk from my laptop and used it as a usb hard disk using a cache of usb hard disk. Even it didnt detect my hard disk.

I can easily run my laptop using live CD of Ubuntu.

Reply please, thank you.


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15 Jan 2014   #12
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Another test you can do is connect the problem hard disk to a desktop PC using the SATA connectors. See if it is recognized there. That will eliminate any USB connection issues.
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15 Jan 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To answer your question - If the disk cannot be read, you cannot recover the data with normal means. A specialized company may be able, but that is too expensive.

Try to get it with the live Ubuntu CD. Maybe it is not a physical problem but some Windows specific problem.
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15 Jan 2014   #14
prabin karki

windows 7Home Premium x64
 
 

yes i tried to connect with sata cable of desktop, but nothing worked out.
I can only hear the disk spinning.

Can replacing its board solve my problem?
Or am i at loss?
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15 Jan 2014   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hard to say. I just have a 2.5" HDD in my hands. Replacing the board is not obvious to me. But maybe there is some video on Youtube that shows how it's done.
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16 Jan 2014   #16
TVeblen

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Try and ignore the sales pitch in this video. They want you to buy a new replacement board from them.
This video is only to show the controller board removal/replacement on a Seagate Momentus drive for your information.

How to repair Seagate Momentus laptop hard drive by replacing the controller board - YouTube
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16 Jan 2014   #17
prabin karki

windows 7Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks EVeblen , well, i today showed that drive to technical personal and he quoted ' disk are spinning very smooth and i dont feel any burnings in the chip board. I guess it can be easily fixed by media recovery. '

I hope that will fix my problem. But replacing the 3.0 gbps board of 750 gb is gonna cost me equals a brand new drive.

Will recover is gonna solve it. Reply please.
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16 Jan 2014   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Don't pay any money until you actually see your data. Feeling and listening to a drive is no indication of anything.
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16 Jan 2014   #19
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

+1^

In order to recover data from the hard drive it has to be 'seen' or recognized on some system. If you can't get a desktop computer to see the drive when connected directly then there is nothing that can be done with it as it is.

You could try and replace the controller board, but this only makes sense if you can buy the exact same model of hard drive on EBay or similar for $5 or $10.
The reason for this is that there is only a small possibility this will fix it so it can be recognized. There are other things that could be wrong with the drive.
You do this only because you need the data off the drive and before you pay hundreds of dollars to have a data recovery company get it.

This is a bad time to tell you that you should have backups of your data. But that is why we always tell people they need it - because this kind of thing happens often enough.
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