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Windows 7: Hard drive won't boot up or mount

17 Oct 2015   #1
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
Hard drive won't boot up or mount

So I'm trying to see if I can recover any files from this hard drive, but not having much luck. Have tried tools like TestDisk and linux command lines. Some more info:

cgsecurity.org ? View topic - Can't write to partition [log]

Can anyone offer any suggestions?


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17 Oct 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mate have you tried something like this

BOOTABLE UBUNTU

Make a bootable Ubuntu disk http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when themachine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL >select TRY not INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes very little time youwill get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > User and dig downuntil you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste thematerial you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.

I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tonsof data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drivesthat you cannot get data from using Windows.


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17 Oct 2015   #3
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I have tried booting via Ubuntu already. The drive will show up there, but it can't be mounted or viewed.
Thanks for your reply.
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17 Oct 2015   #4
copiman

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Not sure if your issue is the one I have had before. If it just won't boot, have you tried a hard drive enclosure connected to another working PC via usb. Also I have connected a hard drive to a working PC via a sata cable to an empty sata port. In both cases the hard drive was unable to boot but I was able to access the data and transfer it.
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17 Oct 2015   #5
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, I have tried a hard drive enclosure and connected via esata (not usb). I could only get it to show up rarely, and only to tell me to format it prior to being able to mount.
And I've tried with sata while booted on a live usb Ubuntu
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23 Oct 2015   #6
terrorist96

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Guess it's a lost cause?
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23 Oct 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrorist96 View Post
Guess it's a lost cause?
Not necessarily just yet mate as copiman has half suggested one way of hooking that drive up is to another machine with a USB to SATA adaptor see pic.


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