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Windows 7: Computer not seeing external HDD?

12 Dec 2012   #21
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
In regards to the c: drive, I use Paragon backup to back up my OS.

Won't performing this backup copy the bad sectors as well?
When an HDD remaps bad sectors the bad sectors are marked as unusable (and never used again!) while the data is transferred to redundant sectors sepecially reserved for this purpose. This remapping is seamless for things such as your OS and backup software so you have nothing to worry about there. :)

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14 Dec 2012   #22

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64

Ok good to hear about the Paragon backup not being affected.

Do you think I still need to download & run the program Britton30 suggested?
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14 Dec 2012   #23
Microsoft MVP


Plug it into any available PC to see if it's read correctly there.

Then try Disk Check . If that fails try Partition Wizard Check File System

Next try Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If these all fail you'll need data Recovery. Recuva - Features
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