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Windows 7: Software to read corrupted HD needed?

04 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7
Software to read corrupted HD needed?

I put a hard drive that was not accessible into a USB case an I can now see it. I'm guessing that something is corrupted on the HD rendering it unreadable. In the past I had software that could read a drive in this condition, but I can't remember its name.

Anyone know of anything free that can do this?

When I try to access the HD I am prompted that I need to format the drive. If I quick format the drive, then use an scanning/un-delete software will I then be able to see what is on the dive?

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04 Nov 2014   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Anyone know of anything free that can do this?
Recuva MIGHT be able to read the drive and allow you to recover files and folders.
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04 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7

Tried it and no luck...the drive is RAW
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04 Nov 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I would recommend this before trying diagnostics:
Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup
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