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Windows 7: External HD wants to format

06 Mar 2015   #11
Matosk

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Matosk View Post
I have searched many forums and tried 7-8 applications for data recovery but it was not working to at least copy the data to new hard-drive.
Have you tried MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal ?
Right now you can get the paid version for free from WindowsDeal:
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal (100% Discount)
No, I didn't. Many thanks for your post. I downloaded the free 'paid'version, but the problem is that if I plug the drive into USB and let the tool scan/refresh, it starts with 1%, but then stucks. Only after I remove the USB cable the system works again but the tool crashes :/

Jumanji: I tried to do the steps with 'old' horse but after I plug the drive into USB and in the disk management it starts to scan, it scans something like 5 minutes, then for half a second the drive appears and immediatelly dissapears from the disk drive list. So I cannot post any screenshot from that. How can I achieve that Windows doesn't (and program) freezes so I can perform some action?


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06 Mar 2015   #12
DavidE

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Some of these type of programs and options can take a LONG time to run.
How long did you wait ?
Maybe start it before you go to sleep, and see what it shows in the morning ?
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06 Mar 2015   #13
DavidE

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You could also use Task Manager (TM), perhaps even TM Resource Monitor to see if there is any activity that shows it's doing "something".

I prefer and use Sysinternals Process Explorer as it has more info than TM.
In my example I have it sorted by "CPU Usage" and i can see what processes are using how much, and see the changes ...
External HD wants to format-processexplorer_01.png


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06 Mar 2015   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

While you carry on with DavidE, post a screenshot of Partition Wizard if your drive shows up in it on your old horse.

If it sees the drive, you can then run Partition Recovery Wizard. But do it only on further instructions.
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07 Mar 2015   #15
Matosk

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

DavidE : I wanted 2 hours, but only for refresh button in the tool in order to make the external drive visible. But that is always freezing the system and nothing is happening also in task manager.

External HD wants to format-wtm.jpg

In case I don't have the USB drive plugged, the refresh is immediate - below 1 second. After I unplug the USB cable (mentioned 2 hours) and Mini tool crashes down and I open it again it shows this screen- recovery result but when I want to see the results the tool says it can't open the results...
External HD wants to format-data-recovery-screen.jpg


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08 Mar 2015   #16
DavidE

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The only other thing i can think of to try is a Paragon Rescue Disk.
Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition - Overview
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09 Mar 2015   #17
Matosk

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
The only other think i can think of to try is a Paragon Rescue Disk.
Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition - Overview
DavidE : You are the best! Thank you man. This finally worked

Thank you Jumanji as well for great support!
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09 Mar 2015   #18
DavidE

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You're welcome and glad to hear that worked for you !
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09 Mar 2015   #19
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow david and jumanji you fixed his problem.

What is the difference between paragon rescue and the other recovery softwares like easeus.. etc?
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09 Mar 2015   #20
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ No, it was out and out DavidE. I had no part or rather parted/departed midway.

I shall leave your the other question to DavidE
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