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Windows 7: Corrupt/lost data on NEW external HDD

01 May 2013   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If Recuva fails completely then perhaps the only alternative would be commercial specialist company but you are talking about a few hundreds of pounds!

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01 May 2013   #12

Win 7 - 32 bit


It would appear that they have via their tools but as i was splitting the drive into several partitions i thought that it wouldn't be an issue!

Get Data Back is far more powerful than Recuver (i presume that you mean Recuva from Piriform??) but the files that it has recovered are corrupted.


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01 May 2013   #13

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I know that you had tried GDB and Recuver but i thought that was on the new drive where you transferred the data to. I said and I maintain that even if you do recover from that source the files will be corrupted as it is clear now that they were either corrupted on the original HD or got corrupted during transfer.
I'm sure you have answered this before but although you have formatted the original drive have you tried Recuva on that?
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01 May 2013   #14

Win 7 - 32 bit

Have already tried the original HDD but i wrote 1's and 0's to it and then LLF it in an attempt to get remove error messages (poor read/write that can be caused by bad connector, etc rather than bad sectors!).

GDB didn't show up anything but i have just tried Recuva on the drive with the same results; ie nothing
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02 May 2013   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Then short of giving a commercial specialist company a try I'm out of ideas, I'm afraid.
When you get sorted I would seriously give Macrium Reflect and Sync Toy a look to cover your backup of your Operating system and a continous update of the backup of your data. This will avoid these sort of problems in the future. If you do look at these two I would also recommend you do a new clean re install of your OS following this excellent tutorial.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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