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Windows 7: how do I recover data from a non responsive hard drive?

18 Jun 2014   #51
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Sorry I missed your post, you didn't have to reboot.

It's not clear that you did something incorrectly, so instead of wording it out, I figured it would be better to just run it again - with pictures for me to review and see what you see.

But, I can go grab a bite


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18 Jun 2014   #52
Canuck67

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post

Please run the Partition Recovery wizard again,
select disk 2 - that's the faulty disk correct?
------- press the next button
select Full disk
------- press the next button
select Quick scan
------- press the next button

it should start scanning.
I did all of this, and the screen looks exactly like the screen caps you posted.... after clicking Quick scan and hitting next, I get the following screen (See cap)

when I hit Finish on that screen, it takes me back to the main screen that I have already posted....

(EDIT: oh, and I did select all the partitions)


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18 Jun 2014   #53
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok, thanks. The main screen is exactly like the one you posted before?

I can't see the left pane - is there any operation pending? Don't complete it yet if there is, just let me know.

Give me some time to look at the addresses. A quick glance looks like there might be some holes, but let me double check my eyes haven't been good lately )

Just leave PW where it is for now.

This will take me some time, please bear with me.

Bill
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18 Jun 2014   #54
Canuck67

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

no. No operations pending.

Thanks.
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18 Jun 2014   #55
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Everything adds up.

Do you see your data if you select / highlight the partition?

Take a peek at what can be read on each part - is it what you expected to find?

jumnaji mentioned the MBR, but I want to be sure we're done with the Part recovery before taking that step.
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18 Jun 2014   #56
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you post a screen cap of the upper portion of PW for me?

DO NOT APPLY yet -
I'm thinking there is one more step - apply the changes - that might be if PW had to reconcile overlapping parts.
If Apply is available (not greyed out - inactive),
post the screen cap
I always get cautious at this point, please bear with me.
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18 Jun 2014   #57
Canuck67

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

okay, I'll reboot and scan again.
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18 Jun 2014   #58
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Please do not boot in between the operations - there is no need.
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18 Jun 2014   #59
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I am in. Thanks Slarty for holding the fort.

I just had a quick glance. Yet to give a thorough going.

On the face of it everything looks good.

Canuck67, after the Quick Scan, when the screen appears, select all partitions in it by placing the tick mark in the squares.

Now look at the bottom preview of disk map.

Does it show your full drive as before?

Please post a screenshot so that we can view the disk map.

Don't worry, There is no way you can go wrong. May be only you have to repeat many times if you cancel PW
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18 Jun 2014   #60
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I think the partition table was rebuilt and all I wanted to do was verify that there wasn't an apply operation.

Slow down and wait for the next step - ask if the member helping you wants you to boot, scan, apply, etc. I don't think there's any harm, but it does take some extra time.

Unfortunately, forum trouble shooting isn't real time. Members help other members and might get pulled away from one thread for a while.

When the machine is back up - just post a screen cap of the main PW screen.

I just thought that I might have confused you when I asked if you could see the data. You can explore inside of PW or in Linux, you don't have to return to Windows.
How to Explore Partition - help of partition manager - Partition Wizard.

Bill
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