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Data recovery off of slave drive

Question: Data recovery off of slave drive

Any assistance on how to recover data off of my slave drive would be appreciated.

Slave drive not being recognized by the OS when I try to access via Windows Explorer. When I click on D: a window opens stating: "Disk in drive d is not formatted, do you want to format?", so I click NO.

I've checked the BIOS and shows up in Disk Management. Disk Management shows D Drive as Health (Active), but the HDD capacity and free space shows the same, 28.63GB or 100% free space. File system is blank. This particular drive has a FAT32 file system.

Have gone to DOS prompt for D: and get the following message, "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted."

Called a couple of Data Recovery companies and was told if they could recover any data off of the drive that it would cost between $500 to $1,200. They mentioned the probability that the volume structure could be damaged. I need the data, but cannot afford that kind of money. Had no idea that data recovery would be so expensive.

If anyone has been through this and can assist please advise.

Thanks,
Logoman

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Preferred Solution: Data recovery off of slave drive

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Answer: Data recovery off of slave drive

http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm

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I have important data on a hard drive which I want to recover to the new hard drive. I have removed the jumper and slaved it to my new hard drive. However in my computer, right clicking does not show the slave, nor does it appear in windows explorer, but it does show in device manager as being there and in good working order. I have tried it as a slave on both a win2000 prof. and winxp prof. service pack2 but I cannot acces any files. I tried running partition magic, and the drive shows up. I tried copying the partition to the new c drive but upon reboot the computer will not boot. That's not a problem as I can reinstall the operating system but how do I access the data?

Answer:Data recovery from slave drive

Before going into more complex solutions, I assume that you went into the CMOS and checked that your mainboard could "see the drive".Please be aware that the OS relies on the CMOS to "discover" the drives.If you haven't done this step, although quite simple, it could account for the plethora of problems you're encountering.If you have done this AND the drive was detected, then there could be a "clash" if the old drive and the new drive BOTH have active partitions. Use one of your tools - Partition Magic - to ensure that the "slave" drive does not have an active partition.

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Hello,
My master hard disk has failed and I have successfully replaced it with a
new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?
Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on
the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one,
but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.
Thanks,
Richard

Answer:Get a drive letter for an old slave hard drive while keeping the existing data

In disk management did you first left click to highlight the drive then right click for assign or change a drive letter option?

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Thank you for reading my tale of woe!

I recently had some malware infections that I simply could not remove, using a huge arsenal of AV scans & removers, so I got a new hard drive ("H"), and attached old one ("C") as a slave. After configuring "H" with new XP Pro OS/Avira AV/Comodo Firewall, I used my original Outlook 2007 CD to install it.

I got the basics done (importing .pst files), but there are a whole lot of details that aren't moving to the new Outlook. I have gone through the Microsoft support pages, which normally I find super helpful, but this time I seem to be going in circles. I am anxious to get the data off C so we can re-format it: I hate having the infected drive around.

If anyone can provide any insights into *any* of the following obstacles, I would be most appreciative.

1. -Install went apparently well, but when I tried to install an Outlook add-on (Calender Print Assistant from Microsoft download center) I got a message that my copy of Outlook could not be validated: "Problem: The validation process could not be completed because a copy of Microsoft Office® on this computer has not been activated." Following the Microsoft instructions led me in circles, warning that my copy might be counterfeit. I purchased it new from Amazon over a year ago. All the Microsoft support pages tell me that I must use the Activation Wizard during installation to enter product key, which I did, and it was accepted. Even th... Read more

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Wasn't sure whether to put this in Hardware or Software, but anyway...

I had the dreaded Reboot loop. Windows does not load. That is, the Windows XP splash screen appears with the scrolling bars on the bottom. After some seconds of that, as the bars continue to scroll, it starts a reboot. Rinse. Repeat. I haven't had any recent installs of hardware or software.

Holding F8 can get me to a choice screen and to the choice of safe mode. But, still, after selecting safe mode or any other option, ultimately a reboot starts. Same for the "Last Good Configuration" choice. When I select Safe Mode, a DOS like scroll begins but it stops with:

Multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\mup.sys

Whatever that means? And then the reboot again starts.

I'm tried various solutions after googling the problem and cruising various computer help boards. Ideally, I'd am hoping to fix this and not lose tons of documents and data on my hard drive. [Note to self: You IDIOT! You know you should back things up once in a while. :-o )

BTW, don't bother suggesting going to Control Panel to alter any settings. If I could get to the @^$(@* control panel, it means Windows booted up that far and I wouldn't be begging for help.

I was told that the possible suspects are, of course, hardware (so far I've found suggestions of bad fan on the processor, bad memory chip) and software (corrupted [fill in the blank] ).

The fans are opera... Read more

Answer:Recovering data from a slave drive

You need to take ownership of the files or folders. If you are on an XP Home Edition note that you need to be in safe mode to get the Security tab.
 

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Had to replace the hard drive in my desktop and installed SP3. No problems yet.

Any ideas on how I may be able to pull my files off the old drive? Can't get into it from My Computer although it does show up and shows there is data on the drive.
 

Answer:Recover Data from slave drive

If you are getting an Access Denied message, you need to follow these steps: How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

If it's something else, you'll need to tells us what the error message is.

Jerry
 

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Hi! I'm new to this message board so bare with me. I will try to be as brief and descriptive of my problem as possible.

I have never had a slave drive on my system and my knowledge of slave drives is pretty much nothing.

I have added a hard drive to my system as a slave drive in hopes to access the data. My system recongizes the slave drive in Bois but not in my computer. how do I access the data on this drive?

Any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:How to access data on a slave drive?

Check that both harddisks have correct jumper-settings. The original HD must be set as Master, the new one as Slave. On top of the HDs should be a sticker with the jumper-positions. Put Master at the end of the IDE-cable, the Slave in the middle. Make sure the red-line on the flatcable is at pin-1 on both HDs and motherboard.
If the slave is new, it needs to be partitioned and formatted first, using Disk Management
 

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I had a laptop running Vista which stopped working - I had the black screen of death when booting up and no systems would run. I tried booting in safe mode, but the same thing happened. I suspect this was caused by a virus, but am not sure.

I decided to try and salvage my data files by removing the hard drive and hooking it up (via USB adapter) to a laptop running Windows 7. The drive is recognized, but when I click on it, I can only see a .bak file. I ran Scan Disk, which scanned thousands of files, so I know they're in there, but is there a way for me to access them? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Cannot read slave drive to salvage data

Hi and welcome to TSF see this for some ideas The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC - How-To Geek

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I have a corrupt windows installation that I cannot repair. Before I wipe the drive, I need to get some information from the registry that I can't reproduce otherwise.

If I connect the drive containing the bad installation as a slave drive, can I edit c:\windows\system32\config\software and find the information I'm looking for?
 

Answer:Extract data from registry on slave drive?

You can't edit it like that, but you can open regedit, and load the hive.
 

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I have just gotten a new machine running on Windows XP. I wish to move the slave drive with all my files and some programs that I had on my old machine running under windows 98 to the new machine.

My new machine recognizes that I have the slave drive now installed there (local Disk drive E) but I can not access any of the data on it. When i try to access the E drive I receive a message that the drive is not formatted and am asked if I want to format the drive which i don't if it will erase all my data.

I would appreciate any guidance on how to resolve this issue.

TIA
 

Answer:Moving slave drive with data onto a new XP machine

There may be errors in the drive's partition tables. XP is not very forgiving.

The best idea, before attempting to repair the drive and possibly losing your data, is to try to recover it and move it to another location. Then format the drive as requested.

Try some of these apps to recover the contents:

Free recovery applications:

1) DriveRescue
2) PCI File Recovery
3) Restoration
4) Free Undelete (NTFS only)
5) EasyRecovery Pro
 

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Hello,

My master hard disk failed and I have successfully replaced it with a new one and reinstalled windows XP etc. Before the crash I had a second slave drive with some data I would like to keep on it. When I connect this drive, it shows up in disk management, but does not get assigned a drive letter. How can I get windows to assign a drive letter to the drive without formatting it and losing all of my data?

Both drives are IDE drives, the master is jumpered to cable select and is on the master cable, the slave seems to have lost its jumper, or never had one, but shows up in the bios as the secondary hard drive.

Please Help Me, I'm stumped.
 

Answer:Get drive letter for slave while keeping data

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307844 This article could hold the answer
 

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Ok, I consider myself to be pretty savy about my computer but this one has me stumped. I got a new desktop pc and I wanted to remove the secondary drive from my old pc and install it as a secondary in my new computer because it has all of my files on it. I removed and installed the drive into my new computer making the orginal hard drive the master and the secondary as a slave. Everything booted up just fine and the secondary drive shows up just fine in device manager. But, when I go into Explorer to access my data this is what I see:The secondary drive has been named to BOOTWORK (D) with the following files listed:I386 FolderATRSBOOT FileNTDETECT.COM MS DOS ApplicationNTLDR FileWINNT.SIF SIF FileWINPE.ISO ISO FileSo then I decided to put my secondary drive back into my old computer and just try and burn everything to a CD and copy it that way. Well when I installed it back into my old computer it tells me the same thing as it did in my new computer! I'm so frusturated I'm about to pull my hair out. What am I doing wrong?Both systems are running Windows XP on the master drives. The secondary drive was for data storage only.  Please tell me I haven't lost all of my data somehow!!  Any advice would be a big help!!  

Answer:Cannot access data on slave hard drive

Welcome to the CH forums.Have you installed Altiris Bootworks on either machine?

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I know this is an odd request, but in the process of deleting viruses on a computer, I am now left with a computer that only says "Object Not Found: LSASS.EXE" and then reboots. I am unable to boot into standard Windows or Safe Mode.

I did export the keys and folders that I deleted out of the registry before I did it, but I can't import them back in if I can't boot Windows.

I tried the trick of copying files from the System Volume Information folder of the drive, but there are no Restore Points in the folder!

So now I have the drive as slave on my system. What I want to know is is there any way that I can import the *.reg files back into the registry on the corrupt drive while still booting from my system? I know that if I just double click the files, they'll be imported into MY registry and that's not what I want.

Thanks....
 

Answer:need to import data to registry on slave drive

Open a command window and type in the info. Syntax here;
http://winhlp.com/node/75

Just enter the appropriate path info along with the files. (Specify drive:\userfile(s)\whatever.reg)
 

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I got a new 160gig HD and when i installed it on to my computer i made it my primary drive, reinstalled my os and all my applications on it, after about a month i realized it was a bad idea so i formated mt first HD (40gig) made it my primary drive again and reistalled my os on it, but now i cant access the data of my 120gig drive, windows sees it, but when i go to explore the hard drive it sais "This drive is not formated/n Would you like to format it now?..Y/N" I have some critical data on that drive and all the backed up data from the 40gig so formating it isint an option for me.

Help?
 

Answer:Cant access data from my slave hard drive

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hi guys. the external hard drive, here at work, cannot be detected by any of the computers. my thoughts are that the data was wiped clean. i've removed the hard drive from the case and installed it onto my computer as a slave drive. a) how can i view if these files still exist. and b) if they are missing, can you recommend a software recovery program?
 

Answer:Solved: external hard drive/slave drive recovery

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I installed a second hard drive, from another computer, as the slave in my own. When I booted up I got a blue screen and it started scanning the new drive, indexing files, deleting indexes, recovering orphaned files etc.

When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.
I've added a slave drive before and lost a few files, but this amount is really bad. Their filesizes match what they used to be, so the data may still be there.

I ran scandisk and it didn't repair anything, is there any way i can recover these files?

Thanks

Answer:Corrupt data after adding a hard drive as slave

Hi and Welcome toTSF

What O.S. is installed on the computer and the slave drive?

What information did you get from the BSOD?


Quote:




When I got into windows I noticed the vast majority of it's picture and video files are corrupt, and possibly other file types too.




What indication gave you this conclusion?

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I have replaced my hard drive am now using the old one as a slave. Due to the way my computer failed, I was not able to create a psd file of my Outlook data, however the hard drive is complete and undamaged. Is there a way to open Outlook on the slave drive and retrieve that data? There is no email account associated with Outlook, I'm looking for contact and appointment info, not emails.
 

Answer:Solved: Retreive Outlook data from slave drive

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I think my questions pretty simple which makes me think its maybe a little stupid lol but...

My main hard drive is messing up badly and its gonna give out soon but my PC has a secondary internal hard drive, so my question is:

Can I restore my primary hard drive and keep the data on my slave drive or will I lose everything?

Thanks in advance, Alex
 

Answer:Keep slave drive data whilst returning factory settings?

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I made a DVD system backup using Nero v6 of my hard drive before it mechanically crashed. There are important data files on the DVD's that I need to transfer to an empty formated slave drive and access. I don't know how to do it. I've tried using Nero restore function, but get nowhere. I can see the folders and data files using W explorer. How do I transfer and access them?
 

Answer:Transfer data files from DVD backup to empty slave drive

can you just simple open the dvd in my computer, then drag and drop all the files over to your hdd?
 

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I hooked up my old laptop hd to my desk top to recover some files on it. but in the owner portion of my documents it says that my acess is denied. is there anyway to retrieve these documents?
 

Answer:Slave hard drive document recovery

http://forums.techguy.org/t420718&highlight=ownership.html

Also note that if you take ownership of the folder while it is connected to the desktop system, you will lose ownership when it is placed back into the laptop.
 

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I have 2 HDD on my xp computer.  I pulled it out of another computer.  I see it when on my computer as D.Problem is, it only shows 5 gig total space, which it isn't.  I want to set it up so that I can use it to copy the files and programs I need to save, then resotre my C drive to factory specs and hopefully speed up my computer.I have McAfee Security Center, and I am not seeing any virus, spyware etc that would normally slow computer, so I am thinking restore to factory specs will do the trick.How to I make format D drive, and then make it available to save my files etc. so that after I restore C drive to factory specs, I can copy them back to the main drive?  Or just backup what I want from C to D and then restore?Thanks

Answer:2 HDD, primary and slave, want to setup slave to backup data

right-click My Computer, select ManageComputer Management---Disk ManagementYou probably need to delete partitions, then create one large one, then format.Don't do anthing with the C-Drive (probably Disk 0).

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Having problems with hubby's main computer which we use for music (dj). There are 2 hard drives. C and J. can you do a recovery or reformat the C drive without hurting the J (slave drive)?
 

Answer:Solved: Recovery/reformat on Cdrive and not hurt slave drive?

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So I can have the extra space. How can I do this?
 

Answer:New computer, old HP hard drive as slave. Want to delete recovery partition.

You can use Disk Management to delete the partition and then create a new partition to use: http://www.tyan.com/support_download_cpu2.aspx?socketid=20
 

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I have 2 problems, mine is recovering data from a DVD-R & a friend is looking for my help in recovering data from a "corrupted" Flash Drive.

I was burning data on a DVD-R multiple sessions disk when my Burner crapped out while using Nero. I now have a new Burner & when I go back into this disk I can only read data from my 1st session when I compare the #s from Nero's disk info tool, however it also shows that session 5 is still open?? but I cannot read anything from sessions 2, 3 & 4. Looking around I spotted CD Recovery Tool Box Free 1.1.7 is there anything more recent and or better that would let me try to recover the data on this disk. The data in session 5 is still on my HD but I would like to be able to recover the data in the other sessions, worst possible case even just the file names would be a small plus.

Now for the Flash Drive. It is a Lexar 8 Gig & what supposedly happened is that Peter lent it to a fellow employee so he could extract some data (probably a mistake). When he got it back a few minutes later & tried to use it all he got was a message that it was corrupted. As it has all of his product codes, phone numbers & personal sales data for the last year he is really desperate to try & recover the data. He does not have a computer of his own, so he has no backup (another bad idea). He has gotten a new Flash Drive a Sony 8 Gig, but I have told him that he better go out & get a 2nd one to use as a back... Read more

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hi
i have a scSi disk 36.4GB, i lost information from it and tried to recover with other recovery softwares to no avail finally i got winhex & got the professional licence.

i can now be able to see all the information on the 1 whole NTFS partition, but the problem is that i can't be able to recover it.
when ever i open the logical drive i can see all the information and most of the information is stack up in a "free space" which is around 33gb which i can be able to see has all the information that i need.
i have tried to recover the free space but its only copied to the location that i specify and no recoveries are made.
recovering the files by type/ name has bore no fruits.

a freind told me i have to curve out that area and use data extractors to get the information out of that area (freee space).

the information in that drive are sql data bases and zip files. whats the header for sql.

what techniques do i use to curve out that space and be abele to extract the information, for i can even read the information in text format.

which are the data extractors available in the market

kindly assist its quite urgent i get this information out
 

Answer:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

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Okay so I now have the disks HP sent me so I can do a system restore (due to a Unmountable_boot_Volume BSOD) but it warns that I may lose data, even if I only do the "R" option.
This cannot happen, it is not my computer but I messed it all up.
I have another HP that I think I could hook the HD from the farked computer to, but I am not sure how to go about that. I have to somehow get the important stuff off that drive!! (again, not my computer, not my fault they don't back their files up..... but I broke it, so I want to fix it)
All I know is that I somehow have to change the jumper pins on the "broken" HD to make it a slave drive, and hook it up to the cable in the working computer (crosses fingers the IDE cable in the working computer has a hookup for a slave drive.......) Does anyone know where i can find a simple (hah) step by step guide for this? I tried to Google one but did not get much.
They are both HP's running XP "Media Edition" with SP 1 & 2 on both, in case that makes any difference.
 

Answer:HD as slave for "data recovery"?

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Hey. I'm sure this was answered elsewhere, but I didn't see any posts on moving a secondary drive over to be another computer's secondary.

I have an old Pentium 3 with two hard drives on it (a 18GB and a 120GB) on Windows 2000.

Now I just bought a computer that is running Windows XP and I intend to move the 120GB hard drive over to be the secondary drive.

The 120GB was the secondary/slave drive, so I'm wondering: do I still need to follow all the steps including formating it to be current with the new OS or can I just plug it in and it works automatically?

In a less wordy way: does it have system files on it that need to be deleted or will it work perfectly from the start?

I used Seagate's DiscWizard to install the slave drive on my old computer, which was easy enough, but that was a empty hard drive.
 

Answer:moving a slave drive to be a slave drive on another computer (two operating systems)

Re: moving a slave drive to be a slave drive on another computer (two operating syste

Win XP will just auto detect it and away you go. You won't need to install anything. It will perform better if you formatted it NTFS previously but if it's still FAT32 it will still work fine. Start using it.
 

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Hi guys,

Hope you can help, this has been driving me nuts for some time now.

Not quite sure what triggered this issue but I have recently been unable to access (play media or music, delete, modify ) any files on my internal SATA slave drive ( B:\ ). Everything seems to work ok on the internal primary drive ( C:\ ). Recent files are held on C:\ , then transferred to B:\ for archiving, back-up or when C:\ is running low on space.

Sometimes when trying to access a file or directory on the B:\ drive I get an I/O error, but even when this error does not appear, I still cannot play or view the mp3, avi or jpeg.

I read somewhere that perhaps the permissions or User Controls have been messed up. I disabled User Account Control in Vista and tried to modify permissions, as they were not the same as the directories permissions on the C:\ drive. It worked for most files, but some are still inaccessible, I get the I/O error.

I tried to run a chkdsk on B:\ and get the error "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives"

But the drives are both listed as NTFS in the Disk Management System.

Any thoughts on how to get the disk working again, or recover the existing data ? As it stands I cannot even copy files to C:\ to try and recover them.

Hope I have provided enough information.

Thanks
Chris
 

Answer:Getting "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" message on slave drive with Data ??

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Hi,

I have a larged data drive that failed a disk check. It stalls when starting stage two (I belive that is the verification of indexing). I have been able to back-up all of the folders except for a large folder of raw video. The PC locks up when I attempt to access/copy this folder (it appears to be part of the problem). I want to make an attempt to recover this data before reformatting the drive.

The check disk fails both at start up or if I run from the desktop both in regular and safe mode. Does anyone have tips for recoverying this data?
 

Answer:Data Recovery of data drive

You could try using a 98 boot disk and then run ntfsdos from there to access the ntfs partitions. Then try an xcopy of that file to another drive.

Another method could be to use Winrar to create a multipart archive and store it on another drive. This might chunk it up enuff.

Or boot to recovery console from the CD and then run chkdsk /r which marks any sectors that are corrupt as bad so they will not be used again, even after format. All take some time, but they are readily availalble fixes.

Alternatively, you could create an image of the drive and save that somewhere else, then run your drive manufacturers disk utility to check integrity of the disk.

Hope this helps
 

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I just installed Windows Xp on a brand new HDD. The previous hard drive had Windows 2000, and since I didn't want to lose any files I installed that drive as the slave. But when I boot the machine up. And select the slave drive, none of the files, such as pictures, word docs, etc. are there. The folders are blank. What am I doing wrong? The jumper pin setting is correct because the picture is right on the label for the drive. Can anybody help?

Thanks.

Katy
 

Answer:Installed XP and slave drive, can't read files on slave

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hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz help
 

Answer:old harddrive. need data off it. put as slave. cant access data

iLLegaL89 said:

hey

i need data off an old pc which was windows 98 word97
so i put it in my comp (xp. office suite 8) i want to access files from old harddrive but wheni click word it says data might be currupt? plz helpClick to expand...

Well, generally all the office suits are backward compatible...so there's should not be any problem. Can you open that word file(s) on the old PC (World 97 as u mentioned?) If it is so, you might have some problem with this new PC office suit.
Try, making copy of the old files in old PC using save as or may be you can convert doc files (if you don't have some hi level formating) to rtf files. That can be opened in Wordpad comes with every Windows OS.
This might help, i guess..
- Nirav
 

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My brand new Simpledrive USB drive went bad after a whopping 2 uses, was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on free data recovery software....I have already tried all the programs on this site to no avail...a few of the free demos worked but $80 is kinda outta my budget...Thanks...
 

Answer:Data Recovery from 120 GB USB Drive

I have already tried all the programs on this site to no availClick to expand...

So, I guess that means that you've tried this http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recovery/download.htm?language=1
 

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My no-name (KingStar) USB 1.1 drive "malfunctioned" and I am getting sky-high quotes for data recovery (i.e., $700.00 for recovering about 125 MB of data); does anyone know a reliable data recovery person/service with lower rates? Thanks!
 

Answer:Help: Data Recovery for USB Drive

I don't thing there is such a thing because of how hard and time consuming it came be to recover lost data like that. I didn't even know it could be done from flash memory.
 

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I wasn't sure where to post this because I'm panicing a bit. Sorry guys, please move if it's not in the right place.
So, I'm in college and we have to do this really long assignment which constitutes 40% of the final grade.
I had one section of this on my USB drive but today as I was going to print it, I noticed that something had changed the extension of the file making it inaccessible (it was a microsoft word document). I also noticed that a weird file (named PERSON~1(then a weird square)doc) was on my flash drive and, according to windows, was last edited in 1992. USB weren't even invented then so I'm sure it's a virus which edited my file to the same extension however, norton 360 doesn't detect anything. My friend recommended a recovery program (which was only an eval copy) but it didn't work. However, I did see a file (which I can't seem to view in explorer) named BE which was edited in 1980! I wasn't even born then. I've made it so I see hidden files in explorer but I still cannot see this BE whatever it is
I really need this file, and by thursday (which is why I'm in a panic). I stupidly didn't back it up so I can't afford to lose it.
Is there any way to recover my file? Is it a virus problem which has corrupted it for good?

Answer:USB Drive Data Recovery Help

Anyone at all? I know it's a shot in the dark as it's probably replaced the file with itself (if it is indeed a virus) but still, It would be great if I could recover the file.

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Ok, so what happened was I formated my D Drive and made that my OS, then I restarted my computer. Everytime I turn it on it gets to the boot manager and then restarts again over and over. It never gets passed that, not even to the logon page.

Is there a way I can undo what i did (make my C Drive my OS again)?

Answer:Data Recovery on D Drive

try a system restore

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2GB Memorex usb drive not working. drive doesn't appear on computer after plugging in. Is there ANY way possible to troubleshoot these little monsters???? Can I open it? There has to be something -- I've already returned it to Memorex; the new one they sent me doesn't work either.

Any suggestions or websites I can check out.

Ki
 

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As per my last post of slow transfer speeds from my PC to NAS Drive, I have found the NAS Drive has gone faulty, the Ethernet cable connection port has failed. I have stripped the unit down and removed the HDD, and I have a external caddy to connect the drive to, to try and recover as much data as I can. However Im led to beleive that NAS Drives are not simply data storage, they store the files in a different way, which is why I seem to have issues connecting to the HDD. When I connect the recovered HDD to the computer It wont allow me to access the disk unless I format it, Can anyone advise me how I could recover the data from this HDD

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Ok my ac adapter charger would not register when plugged into my laptop so it was sent away for repair (i assumed that i would be given a new charger) i wrote a letter explaining that i specifically did not want anything REMOVED/REFORMATTED as i was unable to back up my personal files due to my laptop not being able to work without a charger and i asked them to ring me in advance if they had to do so.
Upon receiving my laptop back i found to my extreme annoyance my old hard drive was removed then replaced with another one. I was furious as all my personal files were on the hard drive.

I went to PC World to complain (im sorry the level of customer service they provide ia appalling i am never going to shop there again) they said they could try to recover some of my personal files (for free) such as Uni documents pictures etc but not my music

Anyway the data was backed up but the adviser said the data that he managed to transfer was unstable and that if i was to recover the data by any other means it may damage my laptop?

All i want is my music videos etc back....... how can i recover it off the old hard drive. I was told it had become corrupt somehow but i dont understand what that had to do with my ac adapter not working? My computer worked fine before it was virus free etc......

All i want is my music back, someone mentioned something about a caddy?

Please someone help me....
 

Answer:Data recovery from old hard drive???

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I was reviewing the forums for an answer and found this article that almost fits my excat problem, with one variation.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/...computer-as-slave-drive.1184478/#post-9335882

My variation is that I have removed my old hard drive and would like to connect it to my new HP built computer using a USB3.0 cable. I have tried, but the new computer does not recognize the drive. All I want to do is retrieve data from the old drive because my old computer would not boot. I have tried connecting it via a USB 3.0 to Sata converter cable and can hear the drive spin up, but not recognized. Any ideas??
 

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Any good free apps for trying to recover files deleted from a thumb drive?

Came across this, but it's trial software.
http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/flash_drive_recovery.asp
 

Answer:Thumb drive data recovery?

Hi. I had to try to recover deleted data on a friend's flash drive a while ago and the best result I got was to use photorec to recover the .chk files which it then attempts to rename using the file header. A guide is here:

http://kentbrewster.com/easy-flash-drive-data-recovery-with-photorec/
 

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My neighbor brought me his computer to work on and when I started it up it would not boot it just goes through the whole windows loading thing then stops I put in an XP disc and tried to do a repair of the OS and it went through all of that then re-booted and still does the same thing stops and freezes and now shuts down and re-boots on its own. I have tried everything I can think of and cannot get it to boot there was one time I was able to get a boot and when I looked at his files they were all ghosted but when I tried to do anything the computer would shut down and freeze.

Any ideas? Can his data be recovered? there are two partitions on the hard drive can I salvage any of his files? and how do I do this since now it will not boot to anything? He has photos and company invoices that he really needs. Can I do anything and how?
 

Answer:Hard drive data recovery HELP Please!!!!

There are a few things that you could do .....
One would be to remove the hard drive and slave it to another computer and then copy/save his important data.

Have you tried booting into safe mode?

There are good, free data recovery software that could be used (when slaved) to restore or rather to find and save any corrupted data....

But this could also be a hardware issue....heat, ram, etc.

We need more info.
 

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I have an emergency. I need to know how to recover data from the SSD and HD. My regular method of plugging the drive into an external case is not working. I had a power failure while the battery was out and now windows will not start, and startup recovery fails. I can't repair with the Windows 7 disk as it does not see an operating system. Btw, what is stored on the SSD besides the OS? Would stuff that was on my desktop be on the SSD or HD? I have an entire website I was completing that is on there, that I desperately need. I tried on XP and it sees the drive as EISA and I cannot access it. I have tried on my MAC, it wont read. If i try on another windows 7 system, will it read the HD? I don't care about saving the OS, I just need my files!!! Anyone with an idea or a solution? Thanks!!!! EDIT: I do not have the recovery disks, its a fresh install.

Answer:Help!!! Data recovery from rapid drive b.s.

you should be able to access your files unless they are not under folders that are protected by windows itself ( users, windows, program files etc )when you see lenovo logo at start-up, press f8 to load "safe mode" or "known last good configuration"

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Okay, my harddrive in my laptop is corrupt. So I have got it plugged in to my desktop pc at the moment. I used GetDataBack to try and recover all my files. It found then all, and can play/open all of them. But when I try to copy, nothing happens.

Does anyone know of a free (or under $15-ish) hard drive data recovery program that works? Also, my hard drive is NTFS.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Hard Drive Data Recovery

Some people have had luck with PC Inspectorhttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.htmlHome page:http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

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Does anyone know of any cheap or free data recovery software? The only one's I've found so far cost over $100.I bought a 200gb Maxtor hard drive last week, fitted it as slave and moved all my documents and music onto it and haven't had chance to back up yet.Last night the drive reported bad sectors, so I ran a complete scan disk and now I whilst I can see the directory structure I can't access any folders.I would like to be able to recover all the data either from the maxtor drive, or the currently empty partition on my main drive, before I take the drive back for replacement.TIAAlan

Answer:Hard Drive data recovery

People have reported good results from this one:PC INSPECTORclick here

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I'm trying to recover photos and address books from the hard drive of an old XP Computer. The boot sector went on this drive. I'm hoping, I can install it on a windows 7 machine and access it like a slave hard drive. Unfortunately I'm a bit rusting in terminology and the data isn't mine.

I've installed it using a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable. This allows me to see it in the Device manager as disk 1 but it is asking for me to "intiialize" the disk. Is that the new process for partitioning and formating the drive?

If I allow it to "initialize" in MBR does that mean I'll lose the data?

The old system was a DELL desktop (don't know what model), with an 80GB seagate hard drive. I'm quessing it had two partitions (one FAT and the other NTFS). However, I can't be sure as I can't see a file structure.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Recovery Data from an old hard drive

As far as Windows is concerned, it looks like your data is lost already. A Dell drive of that age (Pentium 3/4 and Win2K/early XP?) may have 3 partitions (one for the superhidden diagnostic tools, a second for Boot/Windows, the third for recovery (hidden?) or Data.

I don't think most freeware recovery tools would get anywhere with that drive from your description but there are two likely exceptions. Then there are Linux recovery tools.

What does Device manager say about this drive? Does it name it correctly? What is it jumpered for, have you tried different jumper settings (Master, Slave, Cable Select)?
 

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Vista Vista !!! I don?t know how many people are facing problems during upgrading there system with Vista. But I should not have upgraded my system with that. I?ve had my karma about 6 months, initially I had a few problems with it freezing etc but nothing major. Then last week it crashed and then froze on the rebuilding database screen when I turned it back on. I?ve finally got it on now but everything is gone. The thing is that it still says that there?s 12gb being used when I go to 'about rio karma'. Does anyone know of any way to salvage the music on there because following the recent death of my hard drive, all my music was on the rio (I never got around to putting it back on the pc). I?ve tried rio taxi and riorad explorer, both to no avail. If anyone has any ideas id really appreciate it, since there was some really rare tracks on there.

Answer:Hard drive Data Recovery

Remove that HDD and hook it up as a slave in a known working desktop machine...you may get lucky.

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I have a hard drive that would not boot Windows XP. I replaced the hard drive reloaded windows xp and I am trying to retrieve data. When I plug the drive in using a USB to IDE adapter the compuiter recognizes the drive and it even shows in computer manager as the correct size, however the file system type is blank. When I try to look at it in My Computer it comes back as says the drive is not formatted do I want to format it now, I said NO.
also when I first plug it in the autoplay starts on that drive but does not give me options.

Any Thoughts??

Tom

I have tried a couple USB to IDE adapter same results also the to plug it in directly to the IDE controller no luck
 

Answer:Hard drive data recovery

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My OS became corrupt but my hard drive is still good, obviously i cant access the hard drive to save the files elsewhere, anyone know a way to take the info off the hard drive when i cant access windows

Note: this is what i get when you don't backup important data.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian

Answer:Data recovery from hard drive

Is this a laptop or a desktop?

If it's a desktop remove the hd and place it in another desktop as a slave. Transfer the data to either that machine's hd or a cd.

Or

You can try to repair the op system and hope you don't destroy the data while attempting it.

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I have a western digital external HDD that when I plug it in the computer recognises that a USB device has been plugged in but thats it. The drive does not show up on the PC, either through my computer or drive manager. Also the PC starts running very slowly and some programs do not respond (using XP SP2) while the drive is connected.
I read through the forums and found where TGell said about trying puppy linux so I gave that a go. Now that worked and I was able to access all the files on the drive (WHOOHOO, Im thinking..). Unfortunately I am not able to copy anything from it as all the files seem to be "read only" so it wont let me move them to another drive to recover them. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to recover these files? As I cant access the drive whilst in windows I cant get rid of the read only status of the files.
 

Answer:data recovery from external drive

This could be long shot but does your USB drive have a tiny read/write protect switch?I've not used linux puppy so can't comment,what I have used is linux mint and I've always been able to open ANY files so give it a try.

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=67

You should really update to service pack 3 for security and compatibility,your computer is wide open with security vulnerabilities and you will run into compatibility probs and errors like this.

Can you also post the exact read only message when you try to copy the files while in puppy.Have you tried opening two boxes next to each other and just drag and dropping the files in?Instead of right click copying them.?
 

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My laptop has collapsed - I can't turn it on. I need to recover the data on the hard drive (which I can remove) - how do I do it ?

Answer:Hard drive data recovery

It is possible to get a convertor between the 2 1/2 inch disk in the laptop and the ide cable in a regular pc. Thus you can set it up as a slave on a desktop pc.Are you convinced that the laptop will not start? If you post some symptoms, you may get some help here.

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I have a 160 gig SATA Maxtor hard drive provided by Dell. It is a secondary hard drive and contains data only. It seems to have started going bad. Several files are inaccessible. I have Windows XP Pro and ran chkdsk /r on the bad drive. It freezes at 51% on the third level (I think). I have looked at the long list of drive and data recovery software available on this site. I have tried a few (Zero Assumption, PC Inspector File Recovery, Unstoppable copier). Now I'm looking for advice and/or opinions on any particular software. The files are critical and need to be recovered. I'd say about 5 to 15% of the hard drive is bad or going bad. The computer itself is a Dell Dimension 4700.

PC Inspector File Recovery and Unstoppable Copier were worthless for my purposes. The free version Zero Assumption worked okay. It let me recover two folders. But I just wanted some advice before I spend money.

Thanks to anyone who can provide some words of wisdom.
 

Answer:hard drive/data recovery

One option for you could be to use a Linux Live CD in the form of Knoppix http://www.knoppix.org/ ( hefty download if on Dialup ) but has worked for me in the past.

I came across this guide that may help http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/
 

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Somehow, one of my 500GB SATA drives decided to turn itself into a Windows Dynamic Disk.

I've converted it back and using "GetDataBack for NTFS" have found that all my data (a full 500GB worth that I can't afford to lose) is still sitting there happily.

Question is, is there any recovery software I can use that is free? I am using the trial version of GetDataBack and it doesn't allow you to copy the recovered files onto another drive.

Thanks
 

Answer:Data Recovery From A Hard Drive

check out this thread. dlb and i have suggested recovery software here. i'm too lazy to type it all again!!

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=152931
 

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Hello,

I have been having great difficulty trying to figure out how to recover all of my data on my hard drive that just stopped working three nights ago. I was foolish to not back anything up. I have attached a picture of what my desktop looks like with two windows open. One being Disk Management and the other being Minitool Partition Wizard. They both show the hard drive that I am trying to recover. That hard drive will not show up on "My Computer" but I can see it in those two windows. What can I do to recover this data? I have tried a couple tools, but they could not see it, and the Minitool Partition Wizard was still at 0% after 18 hours of scanning. Thank you.

Answer:Data Recovery on Old Hard Drive

Hi Mat the w,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I presume it is an internal drive on your desktop.

Please run the manufacturer's diagnostic/repair utility. ( Since you did not tell us the make/model number of the drive, I can only give this general statement.) Check whether it is able to repair your disk.

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Answer:Hard drive data recovery.

Yesterday's paper has an article about Kroll,an American data recover firm. They quoted a story about a paedophile who heard the police arriving so he threw his laptop into a canal from a window.Kroll were able to recover the data from his HD. Also in the article it's said that the UK army cut their HDs up and then burn the bits(no pun) to keep data secure.I do believe there is a data recovery module in the States which uses a system called F.R.E.D which will recover most data.CD

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I have (yet another Maxtor) hard drive that has crashed - It is visible in the BIOS as a Maxtor ares 40gb drive, but invisible to any operating system. Maxtor's own low-level utlity can't pick it up and hangs - others do, and show the drive's parameters, but cannot read the drive. The platters are spinning. Anybody know any software that might get data off this drive? Have tried all the usual stuff, Spinrite, Easy Recovery, etc.
 

Answer:Hard drive data recovery? Can it be done?

If the drive is physically damaged enough there is no software that will recover the data. Have you tried the freezer trick yet? It may make the drive available long enough ot get the data off of it.
 

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I have a USB maddog external drive enclosure with an IDE maxtor drive in it. I have used it to transfer files. The device will not access my files. This morning I turnned it on and it only show half of my files so I turned it off & rebooted. Now I can get any of my files. It gives the error "E not accessable" "File or dir is corrupt or unreadable". Is there a way I can recover data & files? The drive is used on a home & work computer.

Thank you,
 

Answer:Data recovery for USB drive crash? Help?

first thing to try would be to plug it into your computer internally, if that fails then there are some companies who might be able to assist you, but that can cost a fair bit of money, other than that, i would think the data is lost
 

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Ok here is the deal. I had a new laptop that dual booted vista and linux. the vista partitioned was encrypted with bitlocker. I decide to give windows 7 a try so I repartition the drive in to one large volume, format and install windows 7. Everything worked perfectly. The problem is after about a week I realize there was some important files on the vista partition before I wiped everything out. I have found several data recovery programs the can recover files after a format, however they only show files that where on the linux partition. My guess is that the bitlocker encryption is preventing these tools from finding any of the vista files.

So the question is, Does anyone know of a application or company that can recover files from a bitlocker'ed drive after it has been formatted.

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Recently during a power outage, my hard drive partition became damaged. After a few attempts at hard drive repair, I decided I only needed a few folders off of the drive, most importantly my business files.

So I decided to recover the data, move it over to my brand new SATA drive (Which is currently the new drive I am using for my freshly installed OS)

I am using the Hiren's Boot CD version 9.7

I tried to use both the Ontrack Easy Recovery 3.0 and Prosoft's RecoverSoft Media Tools Pro 5.0

Both programs seem to do exactly what they are supposed to do. They scan for all available drives, allow me to select a drive, allow me to select which folders to back up and then comes the problem.

For both programs, after selecting the right drive and the right folders for backup, I try to select a location to backup the files to, and the hard drives that it recognized during the initial scan, is no longer available to backup the files to.

The only locations it recognizes are my CD-ROM Drive, my floppy drive and the R:/ drive (That is my ram drive the boot disk loads all the files into).

There is one SATA Drive labeled as D:/ (OS), an IDE Drive which is the
damaged drive (Storage 1) and a second IDE drive which is currently just formatted and empty (Storage 2)

Also, I can not boot my operating system when the damaged drive is plugged in, I can only boot the disk.


Is there anyone that can give me some advice on what to do?


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I am trying to recover some corrupted files from a flash drive. Can anyone recomend some steps to take or perhaps a program that would help? I noticed that there is a data recovery section in the software download area of major geeks, but I have never used any of them.
 

Answer:flash drive data recovery

Hi

Give Recuva or PC Inspector Smart recovery a try, will need to have a seperate HDD or CDRM USB device to save the reovered files too as you cannot save to the same drive device as the files are on.
 

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I have a USB drive that is always giving me this message: “The disk is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?”
I didn’t get it. After searching on the internet, I know that my best bet is to try a data recovery application, if I really want to get back the data inside it.
So, do you have any suggestion? It could be better, if it is a free one. I don’t have extra money to pay for it this month.
Help me, please!
Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:USB drive data recovery problem

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Recently during a power outage, my hard drive partition became damaged. After a few attempts at hard drive repair, I decided I only needed a few folders off of the drive, most importantly my business files.

So I decided to recover the data, move it over to my brand new SATA drive (Which is currently the new drive I am using for my freshly installed OS)

I am using the Hiren's Boot CD version 9.7

I tried to use both the Ontrack Easy Recovery 3.0 and Prosoft's RecoverSoft Media Tools Pro 5.0

Both programs seem to do exactly what they are supposed to do. They scan for all available drives, allow me to select a drive, allow me to select which folders to back up and then comes the problem.

For both programs, after selecting the right drive and the right folders for backup, I try to select a location to backup the files to, and the hard drives that it recognized during the initial scan, is no longer available to backup the files to.

The only locations it recognizes are my CD-ROM Drive, my floppy drive and the R:/ drive (That is my ram drive the boot disk loads all the files into).

There is one SATA Drive labeled as D:/ (OS), an IDE Drive which is the
damaged drive (Storage 1) and a second IDE drive which is currently just formatted and empty (Storage 2)

Also, I can not boot my operating system when the damaged drive is plugged in, I can only boot the disk.
Is there anyone that can give me some advice on what to do?
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Answer:Hard Drive Data Recovery

Unfortunately, Hirens CD and the programs you mentioned are pirated illegal software and we really can't advise you on the use of bootlegged [email protected] MajorGeeks is an honest straight-up site.... I'm not surprised that this 'cracked' software doesn't work as it should. If you want to use OnTrack's Recovery Software (which works freekin BEAUTIFULLY! I paid for it and use it regularly in my work) I'd recommend you purchase it. Otherwise, take a look at the UBCD4Win (download link: http://majorgeeks.com/UBCD4Win_d5710.html - how-to-build-the-CD guide: http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm). It's free, legal, and is a bootable CD which has been assembled to allow end-users to fix their non-booting PC or to save data from crashed systems. Did I mention that it's legal? LOL
Good luck!
 

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Boss's wife used a Western Digital My Cloud to store all her files. (Yep, no backup, I warned her...) Have any of you had any luck with the data recovery programs? The drive spins, but windows can't access it. Tried putting it in another My Cloud enclosure, tried different network wires and different ports on the switch. Looks like RIP hard drive to me. Oh, also tried it hooked up directly to one of our computers, no luck.

Told her I would ask around about potential recovery options. Suggestions welcome.
 

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I have removed the hard drive from my Grandson's damaged PC. How do I transfer the data from it to my PC? [Important schoolwork on disc!]Thanks

Answer:HARD DRIVE - DATA RECOVERY

just connect it up using another ide cable , set it as a slave to your main harddrive and then just copy the infomation across to your

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Hi all,
I formatted my C:\ (win 7 64 bit os), bt on d way realized that my most imp data was kept hidden under C:\Users\Prashant , but couldn't help stopping the format.

Now, since the C:\ drive is formatted , I can't access C:\Users\Prashant , so is there any way to recover back my "mostttt imp data"...((

plzzzz help asap...its very important for me....:|

Answer:formatted c drive data recovery

Oh joy! Another one who scrubbed C!

You need to spend some time looking over a number of data and partition recovery programs for sure! That's the facts right up front! If it was simple accidental file deletion a small program like Recusa would be a fast help.

Most of the better programs are the paid for type and run upwards of $70US! Don't bother with the free to try and buy versions since those never work it seems. One better rated freeware program for accidental format of partitions you can look over would be the DiskInternals Partition Recovery program found at Data Recovery Review - secrets of DiskInternals Partition Recovery 2.5

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I was doing a clean reinstall of windows last night and was prompted to delete partitions on my hard drive. The hd only had 1 partition, however two appeared and i deleted both without thinking.

The second appeared because my little USB quick drive was plugged in.

I've downloaded some software to try and recover it, but none can recognize the drive. It says it is now formated as RAW and contains 0 bites of free space.

Any suggestions for free software? Or if not i'll buy some

Thanks

Answer:Recovery USB flash drive data

Hello,

Being a flash drive it is unlikely that you will be able to recovery the data off of there.

Recovery My files might work but flash drives are not made to hold data for long. If you format them then the data is gone. Sometimes you can but you need specific software to do it and none of it is free.

Cheers,
Mak

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I have a 320 GB Western Digital Passport that recently just went bad on me. I want all of my data back or about 1/2 of it at least. I have all my photography photos and designs on there and its time to build up my portfolio again. Darn it! So what are my options? I want to try fixing it myself with utilities and what not, but I dont really want to send it into a data recovery service because I'm thinking it will cost me big bucks.

So, again, what are my best options besides sending it to a data recovery service?
 

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Ok, so I have a SATA HDD that was in an HP computer that for some reason started a never ending boot loop. I pulled the drive out and put it in an external USB2.0 case then plugged that case in to a different computer. I then waited for my computer to say it was done installing the hardware, but looked at my "My Computer". To my surprise the drive did not show up, so I right clicked on "my computer" and went to manage. I then selected "disk management" and looked for the external drive. Disk manager does see it but only gives me the option to format. I need to recover some files from this drive, does anyone have an idea on how I can do that??
 

Answer:Data recovery on my SATA drive

From my previous work on this sort of problem
NFTS RECOVERY
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121517/EN-US/

NFTS BOOTSECTOR RECOVERY
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153973/EN-US/

SCROLL DOWN PAGE FOR A LIST OF RECOVERY OPTIONS
http://shsc.info/DataRecovery

For the knoppex live cd, that could copy from old to new

http://www.knoppix.org/-- english----http://www.knoppix.net/
 

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I ripped IDE 2.5" hard drive out of my wrecked laptop(WinXP), bought a USB enclosre case, and hooked up with my new laptop(WinXP).But I couldn't access to that drive.So I tried this method discribed in this post.http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_10...Yes, it was successful and I could open the drive and saw files and documents intact.So I selected all, copy them, and pasted it to another external hard drive.Then the error occurred. After that I couldn't access to that drive any more. The error message is this.Unable to mount 40 GB FilesystemError mounting: mount exited with exit code 13: ntfs_mst_post_read_fixup: magic: 0x43425355 size: 4096 usa_ofs: 834 usa_count: 65535: Invalid argumentActual VCN (0x8000037079c0300) of index buffer is different from expected VCN (0x1).Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Input/output errorNTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's aSoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windowsthen reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is veryimportant! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activateit and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g./dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentationfor more details.

Answer:Data recovery from hard drive

Try chdsk /F on it first.Might try testdisk or other file/fomat/partion recovery software or something like unstoppable copies.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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I have a main C drive that got corrupt somehow. I threw a new drive in my system and reinstalled windows etc.

I hooked the corrupt drive to another computer as a slave. It does not show up in My Computer, but shows up the bios fine. It shows up in Disk Manager as an Unallocated drive as well.

I tried the data recovery software Ontrack Data Recovery, but after it recovers the files, it seems to freeze on "Building Tree...". I even left it on overnight and it still froze on building tree.

Any suggestions on what to do, or other data recovery software I can buy? Thanks alot guys

Answer:Unallocated Drive data recovery?

That's why I always keep a live for cd Linux distro like Knoppix onhand. Knoppix along with ubuntu and some other live distros are all free and usually provide ready access across different OS platforms for data retrieval. An old but great article on using Knoppix Live includes a portion on data rescue as seen at Computer First Aid Using Knoppix

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I want to recover data (pics) from our Pavilion. SSD is an LBT-64L6G-HP (part #735315-001) by Hewlett Packard. My current tech can't find a cable/connector for transferring/retrieving the data. Any suggestions? Thanx!   John

Answer:SSD Hard Drive data recovery

Does something called M.2 NGFF sound like the right kind of product?

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So, I have a smashed laptop with all my critical info on it. I bought a refurbished Dell Inspiron to replace it. I put the smashed unit's drive (Western Digital) into an external case (from a Toshiba external) to recover the data. The drive spins and shows up in Device Manager as a Toshiba when plugged in and says it's working properly... It will not show up in "This PC" (My Computer). I also tried it on the desktop at work... Same thing. What am I doing wrong? Is the Toshiba case proprietary? :confused
 

Answer:Data Recovery / Ext. Drive Recognition

Take the WD out of the enclosure and attach it by a USB simple drive connector, similar to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812156102
 

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okay so like my friend has these pictures that she doesnt want people to see. she deleted them a month ago. but recently she had to take her computer to like a computer repair store because something broke. and now shes worried that they're going to find it. is it possible that they'll be found?

Answer:hard drive data recovery

this is quite a LOLable question haha.

I'm guessing not, if she deleted them and emptied her recycle bin, i doubt it.

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I am looking for data recovery software for FAT32 & NTFS. I formated my pen drive unfortunetly, but I have valuable data on it. Please give me the suggesion how to recover my data from my pen drive ( HP 4 GB).

Answer:Data recovery software for HP 4GB pen drive

Lab50sb, various levels of success have been reported, but...http://www.pcinspector.de/file_reco... orhttp://www.runtime.org/(not free)orhttp://www.mywebattack.com/gnomeapp...orhttp://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?...orhttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/restor... orhttp://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...As you can see, there're quite a few and there're more around. Says here in the fine print that formatting erases data, so...HTH.Ed in Texas.

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Hi,

I have recently upgraded to a new system from XP and was hoping to recover some data from my old hard drive which has the 40 pin connector. I was hoping to find the grey ribbon inside but instead there is what I think is a SATA cable connecting the hard drive. Therefore I'm a wee bit confused as to what I connect the slave to.
There is a grey ribbon, but that is connected to the DVD drive although it does have a second connector halfway down.

Thanks for the help!!
 

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Hi,
 
My son spilled milk all over one of my laptops, which basically killed it.  I opened up the laptop and dried everything off, but It just will not boot at all.  Fortunately, however, the Hard Drive actually survived and still works.
 
I connected the hard drive as an external drive on my other laptop using a USB adaptor, and can open the drive in Windows Explorer.  However, when I try to navigate to my Users folder, I get an error dialog box that says the folder "is not accessible.  Access is denied."
 
Does anyone know how I can get passed this so I can retrieve my data before I reformat the drive?
 
Thank you

Answer:Hard Drive Data Recovery - PLEASE HELP

Hi jamespeck
 
Please try this links http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810881
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_gain_access_to_files_that_windows_says_i_dont_have_permission_to_access.html

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I'm trying to recover data from a friend's hard drive that suddenly failed to boot. It's a Samsung SATA. I've got it connected directly to the motherboard of my computer as a slave. It is seen in the BIOS, Device Manager, and Disk Management, but not in Windows Explorer.

The drive spins, and doesn't make any unusual noises. I tested it with HDTune, the SMART data is all OK, and a quick sector scan showed no bad clusters.

I've tried:

Spinrite: computer froze.
O&O Format and Recovery: Scan started then computer froze.
A couple of other recovery apps froze too, and some just didn't see the drive.
GetDataBack found a few things, but not much, and couldn't recover. (Trial version).

I installed Ubuntu on an attached drive, it couldn't see the drive.

So I'm about ready to throw in the towel, but thought I'd run it by the gurus at TSG first.

Is it possible that password protection on the drive limits what can be seen/recovered or do the recovery apps look beyond that? Anything I've missed here?

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Hard drive data recovery

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Dear Friends.... Please Big Help me...

As there were 2 viruses in the 8gb Kingston pen drive it didn't show any files (the viruses were cleaned). There was only one shortcut visible but no data at all. However upon checking the file properties of the pen drive, it showed the use space as as 7GB and free space as 150mb. After using the Restore(258kb) tool the free space is shown as 7GB and used space is only 16kb.

I used this software.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0ByIph5ae0VAcY08xRlhrX0tPQ3c

Now used space is 16 kb and free space is 7Gb.

Attempting to recover the data using recovery software did not result in showing any data.
Attempting to recover data using the command line did not work and neither did trying to recover using Ubuntu. Changing the folder options did not work either.

My computer is using Windows XP as the OS.

kingston DT101G2
USB Device ID: VID = 0951 PID = 1642
Serial Number: UP0015AD118A6B0000000098
Device Vendor: kingston
Device Name: DT 101 G2
Device Revision: 0100
Manufacturer: kingston
Product Model: DT 101 G2
Product Revision: 1.00
Chip Vendor: Phison
Chip Part-Number: PS2251-68(PS2268) - F/W 06.03.34 [2013-07-15]
Flash ID Code: 45DE9892 - SanDisk [TLC]

Can you please help me recover the data ? I'll appreciate it.

 

Answer:Pen Drive Data Recovery Big Help Friends

I have used Recuva to recover data from a formatted memory card.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/recuva_portable.html
 

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Can anyone recommend a good system, program, process for data recovery? I'm trying to make sure my disaster recovery process is working. Well.... I guess I need one first, but you know what I mean right.

I don't want a system or program that does not work after my hard drive fails.

Please say why one is beter than the other. And please give technical reasons, as to how it works.

thanks in advance

Answer:hard drive data recovery

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/

try this...comes highly recommended by TechTV

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Seeking low-level data recovery tools ---

I have an external drive (WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5; was in a "Passport"). The drive was dropped; hard -> head crashed and diver board circuit was damage... Tried to transfer plattens to new drive, but plattens became misregistered in process (duh) [Oh yeah... The head mechanism was damaged too; otherwise I'd have just replaced the circuit board and not tried to transfer the plattens (would that it were that simple)].

Does anyone know if there exists an app that will allow me to control the disk; read heads individually; transfer bit patterns to another media for reconstruction of the image?

I know it's a long shot, but I have to try.

Thanx, from Hell.
 

Answer:Hard drive data recovery...

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Hi

I have an HDD question. In one of my computers, the hard drive recently failed, the system registry had some problems and the system wouldn't just boot. It is a 40GIG Maxtor 7200x partitioned into a C:\ with 10gig and D:\ with 30gig. I have tons of important data on the D:\ partition.

I tried using windows bootdisk to access the hard drive but I cannot access the C:, I can only access the D:. Now unfortunatley all my files are above 800MB so there is no question of using a zip drive. Is there any way I can recover my files?

Can I hookup this hdd into another working machine as a primary slave and access it's D: partition to copy the data?

Thanks for all your help in advance.

Greetings,
Rez

Answer:Hard Drive Data Recovery

If I got you right, D was just storage, and that is the drive you want to get the data off of right?


Reformat your C: and hook the D: back up as a slave. Then all the data will still be there.

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I have a "Tiny" 128 mb flash drive from Extrememory.com. When I try to access the password protected drive I get a message that says "Drive Is Busy". "Close all applications & documents opened on the drive & try again"
But of course I can't as it won't let me in!
I've tried many times, restarted the p.c. with & without drive connected. Uninstalled and reinstalled the driver. Checked Extremememory.co for a website. (Does not seem to have any info. on it)
I'm suspicious that i might have disconnected the drive while the L.E.D. is flashing. (not allowed according to instructions) and I presume that the software in the drive itself (is there any?) must have been corrupted. Any ideas on how I can access the data (pics) on the drive? Many Thanks.
 

Answer:Flash Drive: data recovery possible?

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Hello everyone!

My brother accidentally hit his LENOVO laptop and it won't boot anymore with "unmountable_boot_volume" error showing.

I have tried connecting the damaged harddrive to my computer using 2.5'' enclosure for SATA harddrives. My computer was able to see the hard drive but wouldn't let open it, saying there was an input/output error.

I have also tried using chkdsk, but not to avail - chkdsk said it cannot get direct access to the drive.

Is there anything I can do myself besides taking the drive to a data recovery service?
 

Answer:Please help with hard drive data recovery

see this to get your DATA off the drive.
 

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I'm working on an older Compaq Presario 5070 for my father-in-law. He has been lax in keeping his virusscan up to date. I've built him a new computer that is ready to install, but days before my trip to do the install his presario took a dump. It appears through various boot attempts that the Config.sys files got corrupted in line 2 and 3. The drive is running Win 98. I can access the drive through DOS and run DIR and see all the files intact. I would like to recover his address book for Outlook Express. When trying to boot with windows I get an error that reads, "Can Not Find QR System Save Drive". I don't need to save this computer or drive, I just would like to retrieve some info. All help would be appreciated
Robodoc
 

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I have a 160 gig SATA Maxtor hard drive provided by Dell. It is a secondary hard drive and contains data only. It seems to have started going bad. Several files are inaccessible. I have Windows XP Pro and ran chkdsk /r on the bad drive. It freezes at 51% on the third level (I think). I have looked at the long list of drive and data recovery software available on this site. I have tried a few (Zero Assumption, PC Inspector File Recovery, Unstoppable copier). Now I'm looking for advice and/or opinions on any particular software. The files are critical and need to be recovered. I'd say about 5 to 15% of the hard drive is bad or going bad. The computer itself is a Dell Dimension 4700.

PC Inspector File Recovery and Unstoppable Copier were worthless for my purposes. The free version Zero Assumption worked okay. It let me recover two folders. But I just wanted some advice before I spend money.

Thanks to anyone who can provide some words of wisdom.
 

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 ::)Does anybody know if you can recover data from a hard drive after formating?

Answer:Dard drive data recovery

http://www.active-undelete.com/

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I had/have a Dell Dimension 2400 that kept freezing up. Dell tech support said problem was with either the motherboard, processor or fan. I decided to forget about fixing the dimension and to just try to recover my files and buy a new tower. I bought a Bytecc usb 2.0 to IDE/SATA adapter kit (this was a suggestion from PCWorld.com), took out the hard drive, and have connected it to my Dell Vostro 300. At least I think I've connected it. Problem is that it doesn't seem the Vostro is recognizing the hard drive. It seems to find a USB device, but I can't figure out how to get to the files. PLEASE HELP. I don't have the time or the funds to go to the geek squad or buy more equipment.

Answer:Data Recovery from Old Hard Drive

Is the drive SATA or IDE?LIR

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Help. Can I recover the data on my hard drive which is in a desktop PC that died last week? Take the HD out, hook it up somehow, move the data to a backup or portable HD?
Thanks from Pacejo
 

Answer:Hard Drive Data Recovery

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Hello, my laptop would no longer boot. I brought it to a local place and they recommended replacing the HD, so I did. At home, I used a 2.5-Inch to 3.5-Inch Notebook Drive Adapter to hook up the bad drive to an external usb drive. I think I may have not connected it correctly (not matching pin 1 appropriately). So I think I fried the drive. Is there any hope for data recovery, any other options?

HD 30 GB hitachi
 

Answer:Possible fried hard drive, data recovery

all i can say is try it on another computer, as its nearly impossible to fry it by connecting it, unless you go at an angle, and that would be a break....so it should be fine. get a few big blank cds (atleast 5gb each) and manually copy the files......thats all i can think of.
 

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I have a 3 year old Mesh PC (has always behaved impeccably) with XP Pro, SP1 and most updates. I have 2 120G hard drives - an ATA and a SATA. The SATA was the boot drive and is partitioned as C: and I:I was using Tweak-XP to do some tidying up and when I had finished I tried to save something to my I: drive only to be told that I did not have access? Looking at the drive information it said it was Basic & I thought it should be dynamic so I used "diskpart" -> Convert Dynamic. (Perhaps a dumb thing to do!)Now I find that my PC will not boot, and from using Hirens boot CD I find that the MBR is "damaged".If I use "testdisk" I can see that both partitions are still visible and all the directory/file structures look to be OK. I have now fitted a new 320G drive, loaded it with XP Pro with SP2 in order to try and recover the situation.I then downloaded the XP version of "diskpart" and (just once) I was able to see the damaged drive. I attempted a recovery and actually did get some files back. Trouble is that I can't see the drive from XP any more, yet it is visible from the DOS version of "testdisk".Never having delved into hard drives before I am not sure exactly what to do now as there doesn't seem to be a way to recover files using DOS "testdisk" - and I am wary of using the option to replace the MBR??1. Why can't I always see the bad drive from windows?2. How can I save data recovered using "testdisk"?3. Should I just use the replace MBR option?

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Hello, hope I come to the right place! Honestly, my Toshiba flash drive has been used for saving some videos, photos and files for several years. But, last night, I just formatted it by mistake and lost all my stored information. Honestly, I did have another copy of these files on my computer, but, some of the newly edited videos and several school documents have not been backed up yet. Is there any data recovery software that can help me take them all back? I did have searched a lot of the related problems over the internet and all of them recommend me to apply the related data recovery tools. But, I am not sure whether the related data recovery tool is really necessary? Do you have any similar experience? What am I supposed to do now? Thanks!

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