HDD Failure

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A 250gb SATA hard drive that I had connected as a slave (and had all
my data on) appears to have died/be dying.  I just bought it last year
and expected my other, older drives to go before it.  I have some of
my data backed up, but not all.  When I attempt to access it in
Windows under My Computer, it recognizes it but hangs and then the
'drive not formatted' box pops up, asking if I want to format it.
When accessing it in DOS with partitioning software, the software
reads the partition table, and shows data on it, but if I try to copy
the drive to another drive it says "I/O error, cannot access drive".
I even ran the Windows XP setup CD on it to see if that recognized the
drive, but it didn't.  Is there any hope?


Re: HDD Failure

On Aug 5, 2:36 pm, kb1...@gmail.com wrote:
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did you check your device with chdsk? if not open up a command prompt
(cmd) and execute:
chkdsk c: /f /r
(change the drive letter accordingly)
is your harddisk making strange noises?
did you try a diagnostic utility that the harddisk vendor posts on
their homepage?

btw i once could recovery my data from a bad harddisk or bad partition
with "ontrack easyrecovery professional" software.

Re: HDD Failure

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Some recovery software did the trick.  Im amazed at how it shows the
drive loaded with bad sectors, yet I was able to recover all of my
data - or at least whatever got lost I didn't notice missing.  The
drive is still vibrating and hot as can be, so its going straight to
the trash now that I have my files back.

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