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Windows 7: Hard Drive Recovery Software

01 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Hard Drive Recovery Software

Im trying to recover someones hard drive and it shows up in my computer, and in bios if i go to the boot menu but i cant get anything off of it.. i really want to get some pics off if theres a way i can ..

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01 Feb 2014   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried Piriform's Recuva?
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01 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

no .. whats the free version do? it says no support ha ..
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02 Feb 2014   #4
whs

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If it can be read, make an image of the partition. You can do that from your elevated command prompt. The command is:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:S: -include:C:

You have to change 'S' to the drive where you want to store the image. The image will be appr. 70% of the amount of data that is on C. Just copy this command into your Command Prompt.

Then you can attach the VHD of this image in Disk Management > Action tab. Then open the VHD in Computer and pick the files.
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02 Feb 2014   #5

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A couple of more options you could try
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - written by the poster above, WHS
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02 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

thanks for the replys .. im looking at the Emergency kit right now .. gonna see how it goes ..
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02 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If it can be read, make an image of the partition. You can do that from your elevated command prompt. The command is:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:S: -include:C:

You have to change 'S' to the drive where you want to store the image. The image will be appr. 70% of the amount of data that is on C. Just copy this command into your Command Prompt.

Then you can attach the VHD of this image in Disk Management > Action tab. Then open the VHD in Computer and pick the files.
idk what you mean by it can b read.. it shows up in windows as drive (G) and the recovery partion as Drive (F)
but it says it has to be formatted bfore i can use it ..
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02 Feb 2014   #8
whs

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Looks like it is corrupted. An image of a corrupted partition is just as bad as the corrupted partition itself. Try with my 'Emergency Kit" that was linked above. Linux is often less fuzzy.
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02 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like it is corrupted. An image of a corrupted partition is just as bad as the corrupted partition itself. Try with my 'Emergency Kit" that was linked above. Linux is often less fuzzy.
okay .. i was confused with the emergency kit becuase it looks like a operating system and not a program .. i have Ubuntu which is a type of linux already .. do i still need too get that one also? or is there a program on linux i can just get for Ubuntu?
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02 Feb 2014   #10
whs

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Ubuntu would be fine. My emergency stick is just an Ubuntu derivative called Mint.
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