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Windows 7: oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !

05 Dec 2010   #101
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok..
I put the drives on another Pc with windows 7.
The less harmed one turned up fine!
The other one gives me this:
Not accessible - file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

What's the last resort for this? I really need to save any info there.
I'll buy a new sata drive today.


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05 Dec 2010   #102
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
Ok..
I put the drives on another Pc with windows 7.
The less harmed one turned up fine!
The other one gives me this:
Not accessible - file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

What's the last resort for this? I really need to save any info there.
I'll buy a new sata drive today.
as it says Not accessible - file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. on the other pc try and run recovery software again for this drive
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05 Dec 2010   #103
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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05 Dec 2010   #104
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I will.
Thanks for all the help till now.
I'll inform you on the results.
Listen- is there a warning against using third party driver update
Software like "genius"? This is important for everyone
Who doesn't know (like me...)
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05 Dec 2010   #105
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

its a pleasure helping you

im sure other users of this forum will read what has happened and take note of your problem when using any third party software carries a degree of risk i look for reviews on the products and use well known download sites like these Free Windows Downloads - Softpedia and Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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05 Dec 2010   #106
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

So I'll put the new sata drive and then use a recovery software
On my pc right? And use ubuntu for the better one.
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05 Dec 2010   #107
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

installing the sata drive

plug it in on the mother board and plug power plug in
restart pc
windows will install driver
you should get asked by windows to format it choose ntfs and follow instructions

lost data
try the ubuntu and try to copy/move the files you can find from the bad disc/discs to the new drive
or try the free recovery software i posted Free data Recovery Software Roundup! (All freeware data recovery tools.)
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05 Dec 2010   #108
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Listen before I start the pc with the new sata drive, do o need
To put any jumpers or none at all?

ok i read i don't need jumpers for sata.
however, i still have to go into disk managment and it looks like this:
i need help on that please.
and i see the new drive shows only 930 GB on it.. any links on that ?
(sorry for all those unrelated questions, i'm googling for answers)
chose MBR and got an error message about failing the process cause drive is unallocated ??
i feel something's not right here..

ok just ignored all that and formatted two partitions.
now to try ubuntu


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05 Dec 2010   #109
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

an oxymoron "Driver Genius"

I firmly believe that going to the manufacturers web site is a much better and safer way
to upgrade device drivers.

Rich
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05 Dec 2010   #110
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

My lesson has been learned very deeply
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