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Windows 7: Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

11 May 2014   #11
Shweta

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Need Help with the above issue, HDD is "not initiazied" Data is import

Hi All, I got this issue with my Hdd yesterday, since then I've been racking all over the internet to find any solution, Would greatly appreciate any help at all.
My Hdd is Segate 320GB about 4years old, It was working fine, I was deleting some files, which didn't get deleted, and the hdd was abruptly removed from the usb slot, then I tried repluggig the drive nothing would be read, I went into Disc Management, the drive wasn't seen, after plugging in for 1 hour it showed up, I read in other forum it would be an issue with the drive letter, so in disc management, changed the drive letter, I got a message as, Initializing disc, MBR, click OK, ..... I did that, but realized that it might be formatting my drive so I canceled the action mid way. After that tried re-plugging the drive not it just says not-initialized and partitioned.
I want to recover all the data within it, atleast about 250GB worth of data. I have previously done lot of data recovery, but am totally stumped in this scenario, Please appreciate any help on this matter.


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13 May 2014   #12
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hello !
Post your problem as a New thread in specific section , this will help u much better.
I want to share som link ,which may be help you.
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW.

http://community.spiceworks.com/topi...hat-data-still
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13 May 2014   #13
avinashrawat

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shweta View Post
Hi All, I got this issue with my Hdd yesterday, since then I've been racking all over the internet to find any solution, Would greatly appreciate any help at all.
My Hdd is Segate 320GB about 4years old, It was working fine, I was deleting some files, which didn't get deleted, and the hdd was abruptly removed from the usb slot, then I tried repluggig the drive nothing would be read, I went into Disc Management, the drive wasn't seen, after plugging in for 1 hour it showed up, I read in other forum it would be an issue with the drive letter, so in disc management, changed the drive letter, I got a message as, Initializing disc, MBR, click OK, ..... I did that, but realized that it might be formatting my drive so I canceled the action mid way. After that tried re-plugging the drive not it just says not-initialized and partitioned.
I want to recover all the data within it, atleast about 250GB worth of data. I have previously done lot of data recovery, but am totally stumped in this scenario, Please appreciate any help on this matter.
Post your problem as a New thread in specific section with the screen shots , this will help u much better.
I want to share a link ,which may be help you.
How to Recover a Flash drive that turned into RAW.
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03 Jul 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

This is great stuff. I must have missed it since I don't get to the Software forum much any more with all the threads waiting in Installation and General.

Please notify me of any other experiments like this. You are really a master at this, jumanji.
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25 Aug 2014   #15
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you greg for the appreciative words.

By and large I am now living on past glory and leaving it aside to the more capable and energetic younger generation - there are many and if I name only a few I will be missing out many and so I won't name any .

If I do anything worthwhile that I feel may interest you I shall indeed drop a word. Thanks again.
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25 Jan 2015   #16
vanierstein

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Thanks jumanji, I "repaired" my USB Stick !!!

Thanks jumanji, I repaired my USB Stick !!! Followed your instructions, to the letter,using Minitool Partition Wizard Pro 8.1.1 ,and repaired a irksome USB... You Rock !!! I had tried everything I knew to do-Nothing worked,except for your outlined method.Thanks,so much,I can now repair troublesome USB's ,as long as they aren't fried....!!
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17 Feb 2015   #17
krupa236

windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
External Hard drive fallen and i want to recover data

I have WD hard drive.it fell down and now there is clicking sound from the drive when i connect it.i want to recover my data.i have attached the disk management photo with it.i have tried ease us data recovery software but my drive is not showing up in it. Also it doesn't show up in my computer folder. So i would like to know how can i recover the data from my drive. Thanks in advance.


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17 Feb 2015   #18
gregrocker

 

Sometimes you can browse into a drive from the Win7 disk to Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
but that's not very likely if it won't be seen in Win7 except as an unformatted drive in Disk Mgmt.

As a last resort you could remove it from the external case and try installing it internally into a laptop to see if the drive itself can still be read from a boot disk because what was actually damaged is the other components and not the hard drive.

You can also install WD Data Lifeguard to Win7 to see how it reads the drive and if it might be reparable. If that fails then WD also makes a bootable diagnostics. WD Data Lifeguard bootable flash stick and Windows version
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18 Feb 2015   #19
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Do you still recommend this softwares ? PW at TD.. if so.. can you give a download link please.

Thank you
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