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Windows 7: Win7/Pro x64 - Booting Very Slow - Cannot Save Files

02 Mar 2017   #21
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. MiniTool Partition Wizard is not going to help because it has shown that your Partition is existing.(It is existing and not "lost/deleted")

( While on Partition Wizard, from version 10 onwards it will not do " Partition Recovery". Even if Partitions are lost and it finds the partitions, to write the new partition Table to sector 0 - that is what it does - you have to buy a license. You may uninstall version 10 and install version 9.1 which can do it for free. Download version MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.1 from here MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 10.1 Download for Windows / Old Versions / FileHorse.com and keep it for future use.)

2. Double clicking on the existing Partition found, you could see all your files. So your Data is still there. To that extent PW has helped but it cannot be used to copy the files. MiniTool Power Data Recovery again as you have already been intimated can recover only 1GB of data unless you pay and get the paid version. So I usually do not recommend it. ( TestDisk is free and can do it but do not test it or try it on your own - it could be pretty dangerous for the first time user ). I shall guide you to do it step by step)

3. By all means it indicates a File System corruption. We have to find out what is wrong and correct it if possible. But before we do any correction - which may or may not fructify - , as an abunbdant caution we shall try to copy the files first.

4. On your 2TB external drive on which you have free space create a folder named Recovery. This will be your destination to copy the files.

Now download "TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.0 (18 April 2015), Data Recovery" from here TestDisk Download - CGSecurity Extract it to the root of your system drive. ( Please download the Windows version and not the Windows 64bit version)

Win7/Pro x64 - Booting Very Slow - Cannot Save Files-18-02-2017-14-14-36.jpg

Shall continue after a break during which I have to search my own posts.




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02 Mar 2017   #22
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Continuing,

1. Your disk 0 - 119.24 GB is the System Disk.

2. Disk 1 - 931.51 GB WD Black is the RAW disk ( I presume it is your internal Data disk)

3. Plug in your 2TB Image Backup eSATA external drive Disk 2 on which you have created the Recovery Folder. This will be your Destination to copy files from the 1TB WD RAW disk
Repeat: Download TestDisk for Windows from here TestDisk Download - CGSecurity ( The second in the list.)( Do not download " Windows 64 bit" - that is not for you) Extract the testdisk-7.0.win.zip to the root of your system drive C:. You will run testdisk_win.exe in the extracted testdisk-7.0 folder.

Now run TestDisk. You will navigate/select/highlight by using Up/Down, Left/Right Arrow keys in the TestDisk Window.

Go to my post #6 here WD Elements being read as RAW // Contents readable through app

and follow the screenshots.

Screen1: [No Log] Enter. No change

Screen 2: Will show your 119.24 GB System Disk, 1TB RAW Disk and 2TB Destination Disk. It will also show Drive C:, Drive D: and Drive F: 2TB. In particular note the drive letter of your 2TB Destination Disk
Assuming F: is correct your destination to copy files - when we come to it - will be Directory F: \Recovery.

Select /Highlight only the 1TB Raw disk and not the drive. [Proceed] is highlighted. Press Enter

Screen 3: No change [Intel] Enter

Screen 4: No Change [Advanced] Enter

Screen 5: Does it show your Single partition in the 1TB drive with [Boot] highlighted.

If yes, press Enter to go to the sixth Screen and post a screenshot. Further instructions only after I see the screenshot.

After posting the screenshot and if I do not respond within half an hour - not online - you may close TestDisk by pressing X on the top Right TitleBar of the Window.

Caution: Do not proceed further or try any other command unless I instruct you to do so.

If at any stage you have a doubt, post a screenshot and quit TestDisk by pressing X as mentioned above.

Mostly I will be peeping in at regular intervals till my midnight.

However, there is no need to do things in a hurry. Haste makes waste. Do it on your own pace and time, cool and calm.. I shall catch you.

EDIT: Because of some prescribed sedative drugs, I am hitting the sack two and a half hours before the scheduled midnight. I shall see your post/ response only tom 10 A.M.(my time) after 12 hours from now. So you have all the time in the world to do what has been prescribed for you.
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02 Mar 2017   #23
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Catch 22 - Disk Not Available

Hello Jumanji (or anyone else following)

I am stuck at step 3-4

3. By all means it indicates a File System corruption. We have to find out what is wrong and correct it if possible. But before we do any correction - which may or may not fructify - , as an abunbdant caution we shall try to copy the files first.

4. On your 2TB external drive on which you have free space create a folder named Recovery. This will be your destination to copy the files.

Windows Explorer tells me that the Data Disk is not available. Is there a Command Prompt approach to copying such a disk that can by-pass this apparent restriction?

thanks
baumgrenze
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02 Mar 2017   #24
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I remembered that I have a Macrium Reflect license to ver. 6 (they want me to upgrade to 7) I updated my 6 to 6.3.1475 and it reports that my Data Disk is "Unformatted Primary."

Should I use it to clone a copy to new folder on my Backup Drive? If so, I will begin assembling instructions for creating the clone.

thanks
baumgrenze
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02 Mar 2017   #25
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I found this thread:

Windows 7 help and support Backup and Restore Cannot clone my HDD - bad sector.

This suggests that Macrium Reflect may not be the answer. I believe that the complaining poster at the end was using Ver 5.x.
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02 Mar 2017   #26
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

I forgot to ask earlier, do you agree with Minitool that I can (and should) shut down their Partition Wizard program?

I have some Windows updates to install and will need to reboot or I will get nagged to death.

I managed to run Malwarebytes earlier today and this time it worked and gave me 'nothing found' report. Glad to see that.

Sorry to hear about the need for prescriptions. Whatever caused the physician to write the script, I certainly hope you are getting better quickly.

I look forward to your reply.

thanks
baumgrenze
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02 Mar 2017   #27
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Test Disk Ready?

I think my screen shot shows that I have TestDisk ready to run, so that task is completed.

I put a red underline beneath the folder. I see I somehow managed to create another folder with the creation date of TestDisk that is just above which will need to be deleted.

I used 7-Zip and it has been a while since I needed it. I managed to find the HTML documentation file and sorted out how to extract the one I underlined. I searched sevenforums and Google for documentation and found nothing that appeared to tell me where to find the documentation and how to use the program to extract a file in layman's terms.

thanks
baumgrenze


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02 Mar 2017   #28
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi baumgrenze,

1. If you still have Partition Wizard open, say NO and then close Partition Wizard. Nothing will happen. ( Or simply shut down your PC. Windows will close it and shut down.But manually closing it and any other running program/s is the best way)

2. Shut down your PC and then boot into Windows.

3, I see you have been struggling to extract the testdisk-7.0.win.zip to your C: drive. Actually it is a simple process. ( Right click on the testdisk-7.0.win.zip, "open with" "Windows Explorer". You will see the testdisk-7.0 folder. Move/copy it to your C: drive. Done.)

4. Anyway, I see you have managed to get that folder to your C: drive. Open that folder and you will see testdisk_win.exe which you will click/doubleclick to run TestDisk.

Win7/Pro x64 - Booting Very Slow - Cannot Save Files-03-03-2017-10-11-17.jpg

Now do the exercise as per my post#22 and post the screenshot.


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03 Mar 2017   #29
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Screen 6 Image - TestDisk

Here is the screen 6 image.

Sorry to be so slow responding.

It took me >5 minutes to boot to the password request. The start of TestDisk was also remarkably slow and I realized I should have printed copies of the pages of your #22 for reference.

thanks
baumgrenze


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03 Mar 2017   #30
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

We are approaching (10 minutes left) my 11:00 PM and my aging body (< 1 month to end of year 77) will certainly want to be horizontal soon.

I will resist the temptation to push onward even though my screen and that of JTizzle in the referenced thread from last December are identical.

Let me anticipate and quote your instructions to him. You say:

"OK, both Boot sector and Backup boot sector are OK. Now repeat till you again get this screen, Move the Highlight to [Repair MFT] and press ENTER"

If you will say the same to me, what do you mean by "Now repeat till you again get this screen" ? I may be dense but I do not see what is to be repeated.

thanks
baumgrenze

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