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Windows 7: Serious hard drive problem

29 Dec 2015   #31
jumanji

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That's some real good news . What is that aidsfile? Can you please post the link to download?


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29 Dec 2015   #32
jumanji

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OK, I got it. Shall look into it when time permits.

File recovery - Aid file recovery software
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29 Dec 2015   #33
Cybermancer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used the professional edition
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29 Dec 2015   #34
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

On closer scrutiny, it seems to have done what PhotoRec would have done exactly. I don't see anything special or different to call it a super software that has escaped our attention so far.

In any case I shall overwrite data deliberately, and run it to determine whether it really brings out any overwritten data in due course and post the results.. The experiment is simple but I have to find sometime to sit tight on it and do.

Which of the four options did you choose? Format Recovery, Delete Recovery, Partition Recovery,Full Recovery ?
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29 Dec 2015   #35
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cybermancer View Post
I used the professional edition
Did you purchase it? I don't want to use pirated software just to experiment..
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29 Dec 2015   #36
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, it says free edition can recover 1GB. So I shall go ahead with my experiment sometime.
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29 Dec 2015   #37
Cybermancer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I will also experiment and try to replicate this successful recovery with photorec. Perhap's it'll do it faster, and yield more complete files. With aidfile I think I chose the full scan option followed by recover iirc
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29 Dec 2015   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yep. You are in a better position to try it .

Off now and we have been without power since morning and I have been running on the inverter . Time now to save the remaining inverter power for any exigency tonight.
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29 Dec 2015   #39
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Destroying information on a hard drive isn't easy. Hit it with a hammer or disk wipe programs
are not good enough. The FBI and NSA, and others, use forensics that would bedazzle you.
The three best ways to destroy a hard drive are with a drill, where the disc is physically not
capable of being read anymore, microwave oven, or my favorite thermite. Chemicals are also
a possibility but not really practical.
Any given file occupies less than .0015 square inches,
so even small fragments can be read with advanced equipment.
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30 Dec 2015   #40
Cybermancer

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Photorec seems to be recovering a wider range of file formats, including a lot of useless ones like dll's and other crap that just takes up time/space... it's just haphazardly dumping them all into folders, without any neat categorization like aidfile did. But it's also recovering a lot of files I needed that aidfile couldn't recover, like the aforementioned odt files. However, it freezes when it gets to a certain sector. Others get this problem too, but they say they had better luck with qphotorec, so I'll give that a shot next.

Also, I want to create an image of the failed hard drive, before I attempt repairs. Should I use testdisk, or is there something better? I want to be sure I'm creating an image, and not a clone. Some people have referred to the testdisk imaging as cloning, so I'm not so sure. I have Paragon disk manager, would it be better suited for this purpose?
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