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Windows 7: Seagate ext harddrive, Bad disk. Need to Recover.

02 Sep 2015   #1
AGP27

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Seagate ext harddrive, Bad disk. Need to Recover.

A couple weeks ago my USB External harddrive got unplugged and when i plugged it back in, it asked me to Format it. It game me a "2HC015KJ" Error code. Its 500GB but now appears as 2000GB. Ive tried to use Partiton Wizard 7, but when doing a quick scan for a couple days, it was only at 163608 sectors, and still at 0%.


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02 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try this,
Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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02 Sep 2015   #3
AGP27

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Will this work for a USB Ext Harddrive?
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03 Sep 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yes it should be able to read anything connected to the computer if it hasn't gone completely dead that is.
Worth a shot Linux can see things windows might not be able to.
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24 Sep 2015   #5
AGP27

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Sorry, just saw this reply. Is there a way to restore the Ext Harddrive with that solution?
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25 Sep 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
First you should see if Linux can read the external drive then we can see about the next step.
We might need to transfer the data to another drive/ large flash drive and format/ clean the original after running some test on it.
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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14 Oct 2015   #7
AGP27

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hey, I finally got to try Linux. And it didnt appear. So I tried Mounting it and it said "cant read superblock"
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14 Oct 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Bummer might need to get ninja help,
Hope I don't get in trouble but you might post here :/
Linux Mint Forums ? View forum - Main Edition Support

Some really good people there might be able to give some gpart or magic part commands to enter in terminal
Let us know via post a link to the question here
Good luck
Cheers.
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14 Oct 2015   #9
AGP27

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Alright thank you!!
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