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Windows 7: Can't transfer old Internal SATA III drive onto a new PC

30 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Can't transfer old Internal SATA III drive onto a new PC

My old Laptop (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) 's GPU died. It had a SATA III HDD (WD Blue 750GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 9.5 MM 2.5 Inch - WD7500BPVX). Because the GPU died, I couldn't get the files off. (External monitor didn't show anything either). My new PC is an ASUS X55UA Windows 10 Home 64-bit ( ASUS F555UA-EH71 15.6 Inch, Intel Core i7, 8GB, 1TB HDD Laptop, Windows 10 (64bit): Computers & Accessories) with the following per Speccy:

Manufacturer Seagate 1TB drive (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB)
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS

Enclosure I bought/trying to use: I/O Magic I35USBSP 3.5" IDE SATA USB 2.0 HDD Enclosure | StaplesĀ®

When I plug the USB 3.0 cord into my USB slot, it shows up as drive E, and says it needs to be formatted. Disk Management lists it as RAW format. I can't access any of the files or get it to "mount", which I think is what is supposed to happen?

All of my old schoolwork, med files, taxes, etc are on there. :/. I am kind of freaking out. I will make backups from now on.

Can anyone provide assistance? Please?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2016   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Run a chkdsk. Maybe that helps.
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02 Apr 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

I ended up taking it to a computer repair shop before I could do that. They used EaseUS Data Recovery and 90% of the files can't be opened. (Attempts were made to open them on my new PC (W 10 Home) and their PC (Windows 7 Pro. Same messages. They are corrupted (especially the Microsoft Office Files and PDF
s that I need). I was told that the HDD was bad. Upon reconnecting the drive to my PC after they "fixed it", the drive was recognizable, but there was so much metadata. File names were grouped by type: A folder for Microsoft Word Files. File1, File 2, etc. Only files in the first folder were complete and could be opened. The "Lost Files" and "Raw File" folders for the most part were unopenable, with Office giving a message that it was corrupted.

Could this be a permissions thing? The disk wasn't encrypted, it was a typical user profile with a password, but it did have a 'fake' user profile that did not have a password that ESET Smart Security 9 uses as an Anti-Theft tracker if the laptop is marked as stole in the web console (it isn't).

Would look forward to some more advice. It was supposed to be backed up! I am buying another external HDD now!

They will work on it some more. Given this, am I out of luck?
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