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Windows 7: WD laptop HDD not loading

04 Mar 2017   #31
prashantsbhatia

win 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Yes. Download and install PW 9.1.

TestDisk- If you had downloaded and used Windows-64bit version delete it .Then download Windows version of TestDisk.

And answer my queries 2, 3, 4 and 5 in my last post.
Yep, I have responded to your queries in post 28. PW 9.1 installed, test disk is also in place.

Anything else I need to do right now before we meet?

Also, what time shall I come online today?

Do let me know and accordingly I will keep everything ready...

Good Day!


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04 Mar 2017   #32
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

3. Can you identify the three partitions as they were originally? Of course first is System Reserved Partition. What are the other 2 (102.68GB) and 3(195.31GB) in order? We shall concentrate on that partition which has your data. Which one do you want to recover first ?

5. Are you trying the drive on a laptop or Desktop? Your System spec lists a desktop. Win 8.1 64 bit

We shall start at 1600hrs.
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04 Mar 2017   #33
prashantsbhatia

win 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
3. Can you identify the three partitions as they were originally? Of course first is System Reserved Partition. What are the other 2 (102.68GB) and 3(195.31GB) in order? We shall concentrate on that partition which has your data. Which one do you want to recover first ?

5. Are you trying the drive on a laptop or Desktop? Your System spec lists a desktop. Win 8.1 64 bit

We shall start at 1600hrs.
Priority can be given to 2 (102.68GB).

I am trying the drive on my laptop. I will make the changes to the specs if needed, the reason for those specs there is because I was trying the device on my desktop at that time. Since it did the same thing, I decided to switch back on my laptop and will continue to work on that.

Alright, I will catch up at 1600 hours and am not running any scan as of now in that case.
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04 Mar 2017   #34
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No probs. On an external drive that has atleast 100GB free space, create a folder named Recovery. We shall plugin this external drive alongwith your RAW drive before we run TestDisk.

Will see you at 1600hrs.
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04 Mar 2017   #35
prashantsbhatia

win 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
No probs. On an external drive that has atleast 100GB free space, create a folder named Recovery. We shall plugin this external drive alongwith your RAW drive before we run TestDisk.

Will see you at 1600hrs.
Sure sir, am online and waiting
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04 Mar 2017   #36
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Fine. Now plug in your 320GB RAW drive. Launch Partition Wizard. Post the very first screen that appears showing your system drive and the faulty drive.
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04 Mar 2017   #37
prashantsbhatia

win 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Fine. Now plug in your 320GB RAW drive. Launch Partition Wizard. Post the very first screen that appears showing your system drive and the faulty drive.

Not too encouraging...do you recommend to use bootice again and make the changes?


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04 Mar 2017   #38
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, Close Partition Wizard. Run Windows Disk Management and check whether it still shows your drive as RAW with three Partitions.
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04 Mar 2017   #39
prashantsbhatia

win 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
OK, Close Partition Wizard. Run Windows Disk Management and check whether it still shows your drive as RAW with three Partitions.

Nope. :-(


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04 Mar 2017   #40
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

It went back to the previous state. Run bootice and repeat what we had done. If after the operation we could get back the drive showing three RAW partitions in Windows Disk Management, we shall close Windows Disk Management, plug in your destination external drive and start TestDisk.
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