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Windows 7: How to read data from a faulty HDD

28 Dec 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
I'm late to this party, but I'd like to ask a stupid question.

Why can't you put the suspect hd into an external enclosure - then plug it in after you reach the desktop? Don't try to boot with both connected.
I don't think he has an external enclosure or a "sata to usb adapter"


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28 Dec 2012   #22
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it happens because the new HDD needs to be checked for bad sectors. try to plug in the data cable when you are in the windows environment. then go to the manage section and update the field.
when it recognized the new HDD, try to check it for bad sectors.
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28 Dec 2012   #23
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
I'm late to this party, but I'd like to ask a stupid question.

Why can't you put the suspect hd into an external enclosure - then plug it in after you reach the desktop? Don't try to boot with both connected.
I don't think he has an external enclosure or a "sata to usb adapter"
unfortunately I don't have a external HDD rack nor a usb-sata cable...
Will connecting the bad drive to the system, while working, be a stupid idea? will windows recognize the bad drive as a new connected one, ore will i get a BSOD??
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28 Dec 2012   #24
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
it happens because the new HDD needs to be checked for bad sectors. try to plug in the data cable when you are in the windows environment. then go to the manage section and update the field.
when it recognized the new HDD, try to check it for bad sectors.
ok i will, check for bad sectors, I currently have HD sentinel pro installed, so i can do that as soon as i get windows running with the bad drive
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28 Dec 2012   #25
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
it happens because the new HDD needs to be checked for bad sectors. try to plug in the data cable when you are in the windows environment. then go to the manage section and update the field.
when it recognized the new HDD, try to check it for bad sectors.
That's very dangerous!! It can fry your mainboard... all components have power
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28 Dec 2012   #26
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmkarimi View Post
it happens because the new HDD needs to be checked for bad sectors. try to plug in the data cable when you are in the windows environment. then go to the manage section and update the field.
when it recognized the new HDD, try to check it for bad sectors.
That's very dangerous!! It can fry your mainboard... all components have power
That's what i though, but i just asked before doing anything...
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28 Dec 2012   #27
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

May you can boot from ubuntu linux live CD and see the disk.
Or boot from http://www.partitionwizard.com/parti...otable-cd.html
It can be found on http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
(last download in list)
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28 Dec 2012   #28
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i tried ones. you should first plug its electrical cable while your pc is off, and the data cable dis attached.
then in the win environment attach the data cable and do what i said before
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28 Dec 2012   #29
guall

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it happens to me sometime too, i thought it was the problem with psu or miss-configuration of master and slave
the problem was when i attached 2 HDD and 2 optical drive. then it couldn't boot to the os.
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28 Dec 2012   #30
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

After i download the 46 mb file, what do i do with it? burn to CD, run as administrator??? Help, i don't know how ?
What mmkarimi is suggesting might work, but with the power connector in the HDD and after booting i add the data cable- as he said... What do YOU think?
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