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Windows 7: Damaged laptop HD trouble with MiniTool Partition Wizard

20 Jun 2017   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Okay, thanks. Once I get data back I'll do the CHKDSK and post results on here then mark as 'solved'


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21 Jun 2017   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Wish you well on your recovery.

A little 20/20 hind site.
Use a ssd for your laptop and get a new hard drive (external) for backup's.
I suggest using this for backups and or clones.

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22 Jun 2017   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

I will definitely be backing up my data from now on, although will probably use a Cloud service.

I am recovering my data now with the program, Active@ File Recovery, which I can recommend. It managed to find all my data where other software failed and was also one of the cheapest options.

Once this has finished I will run the CHKDSK function and report back the results.

Thanks, everyone, for your help.
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23 Jun 2017   #14

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

I think that CHKDSK may be stuck (see attached). Can't get past that index for that file. I'll leave it running for a bit and see if it manages to get any further. Makes me glad I chose the other option to retrieve my data though!

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23 Jun 2017   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Yep, your not taking any chance saved you :).

Now we know for certain that there is no point in running checkdisk in the case of suspected physical damage on a drop down to earth. Straightaway check with the commercial software Getdataback Simple or active @file recovery and if you see the data grab it even if you have to spend some bucks on it.

Thanks for running the experiment.
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26 Jun 2017   #16

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Yes, it fails with an error of CHKDSK loop. I'll mark this as solved from using data retrieval software, Active@ File Recover, with thanks to everyone who advised.
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 Damaged laptop HD trouble with MiniTool Partition Wizard

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