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Windows 7: Internal Hard Drive Troubles (Not Reading)

04 Feb 2015   #1
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Internal Hard Drive Troubles (Not Reading)

Hi All,

I was hoping someone here may be able to save the day with my hard drive. I have had a previous thread a few years back and have since built my own PC and only just managed to get around to putting this old drive in the new PC to see if i can take the files off it (I am mainly after the pictures of my kids on there, the rest I have on other pen drives and is worthless.

Drive: WD10 EARS-22Y5B1
PC: WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL - SP1.

Problem:
For some time now my hard drive has been playing up and was showing as 'corrupted' - after checking a previous thread and running a partition recovery wizard, I managed to salvage something... Screen Shots attached (image 3).

Only problem is, it has managed to split it in to multiple partitions of nothing really? It has managed to save the least important drive of PS3 - and the main drive which i believe is now the 'unallocated' partition. When I try and access the file through My Computer it comes up with Access denied, I have tried sahring and changing ownership, as administrator and nothing.

I just want to know have the pictures been lost forever, if so, I will just have to take a deep breath and smash the drive to bits

I would even be willing to pay someone to get the pictures off there, if they are able...

thanks again in advance.

Shaun




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05 Feb 2015   #2
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello Shaun!

I'm sorry for your problem!

There is something that comes to my mind: Ownership. Make sure you are the administrator of the account, also in Disk Management click the Partitions and choose Properties/Security/Advanced/Owner and add your user account as the Owner of the drive. If not, under Security (the same path) click on Authenticated users, and click on Edit; check full control under Allow.

Where these the original partitions? Can you give some more detail, are there any other errors? Have you tried the drive with a different cable and on a different system?

CK_WD
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05 Feb 2015   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Welsh,

For the time-being stop doing anything with Security/Permissions.

1. How many partitions did the drive have originally?

2. When you ran Partition Recovery Wizard and it shows you the found partitions, you must have carefully selected only those partitions that will make the Disk Map below it to its original state.You must also have checked that your files are there by doubleclicking the selected partition/s before clicking the Finish button and applying. It could be that you had selected the wrong partitions and written it.

Let us see whether you can untangle it.

Run Partition Recovery Wizard again and select the problem drive > Next > Full Disk > Next > Full Scan > Next

The Full Scan will take a lot of time. Let it complete. ( Just start Full Scan, get away from your PC and do your other work, peeping in just once in a while)

When full scan completes and it shows all the partitions found, post the screenshot like the one below.

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Let us see whether we can select the right partitions. (Do not select the partitions on your own and click on Finish.)

( If I do not respond within three or four hours, do not bother. Just click on the Cancel Button and close Partition Wizard. You can run it again after receiving my instructions. Inevitable because of the different time zones and also I have lots of other things to do.)


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05 Feb 2015   #4
Slartybart

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

I think jumanji might have meant Do not select the partitions on your own and do not click on Finish.

Minor wording difference, but I just want to make sure you don't click the [Finish] button until jumanji or another member has the chance to review the information.

Bill
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05 Feb 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^You are absolutely correct. Though what I wrote meant do not select the partitions on your own and do not click on finish, it can certainly be misunderstood. Thanks for making it clear.

Mathematically stated what I wrote is do not ( select the partitions on your own + click on Finish)
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05 Feb 2015   #6
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi All, thanks CK_WD for the input. I have tried it on my old machine with a different cable and on this one with new cables. Nothing seems to happen with permissions in respect of adding my account. For some reason it states the same error as in Pic 3 (Access is Denied).

Thank you also jumanji and slartybart.

Originally it had 2 partitions, 50/50. PS3 and the other was labelled Panthro.

I am just running PW again and will post my findings once it has run. Thank you again all for your help - just hope i can resolve this.
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05 Feb 2015   #7
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Please run the Full Scan and not Quick Scan.
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05 Feb 2015   #8
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have run full scan, as per your instruction. I will post my findings when it completes, which i understand can take some time.
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05 Feb 2015   #9
Slartybart

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
^You are absolutely correct. Though what I wrote meant do not select the partitions on your own and do not click on finish, it can certainly be misunderstood. Thanks for making it clear.

Mathematically stated what I wrote is do not ( select the partitions on your own + click on Finish)
I knew what you meant
I'm glad it actually was what you meant ...

I always have to look at the application documentation up to confirm my instructions - that takes time and I have to think hard about the correct course.

jumanji, you know this stuff better than I do (I don't do this often enough or dig down as deep as you).
I'll stand by and chip in if needed.

Regards,

Bill
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05 Feb 2015   #10
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you both for you help. Here is the screen shot, once complete. I await your instruction

PS3 is one of the 2 partitions originally setup//


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