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Windows 7: URGENT HELP NEEDED -possible bad hard drive (XP) and windows 7

29 Jul 2010   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Not sounding good for recovery.


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29 Jul 2010   #12
Pusspa

 
 

is the drive formatted with ntfs, and does xp read that file system?
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29 Jul 2010   #13
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
is the drive formatted with ntfs, and does xp read that file system?
The HD has Win XP installed from OP's Notebook, have a look at post 1.
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29 Jul 2010   #14
sdmfer

Windows7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dammit these 3 kids of mine (all under 3.5 years) they're driving me NUTS. Dont they know how important it is to be able to read from a disk in order to retrieve some stupid files...!!!...lol

i need to go have a beer and chill out, wait for the wife to get home from work before I can re-try.

Thanks again i will report back
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29 Jul 2010   #15
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdmfer View Post
dammit these 3 kids of mine (all under 3.5 years) they're driving me NUTS. Dont they know how important it is to be able to read from a disk in order to retrieve some stupid files...!!!...lol

i need to go have a beer and chill out, wait for the wife to get home from work before I can re-try.

Thanks again i will report back
Well, wait to have grand kids aswell.
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29 Jul 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

You'll need to put the HD back in the laptop to run maker's HD diag/repair CD scan as they won't run on externals. But if the HD can be saved then that is your best shot as I have salvaged many HD's using that together with chkdsk.

As you might be having problems with command line, try running chkdsk by rightlicking the external>Properties>Tools>Error checking>tick both boxes.
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