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Old 04-16-2009, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When seeing this message should I just write off the HDD as bad and the data being unrecoverable? I've tried using an IDE to USB external enclosure with no luck. Should I tell this person that all their data is gone or, depending on the importance of the data and amount of $ willing to be spent, send it to a data recovery specialist?
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you tried chkdsk /r from the recovery console?
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I have a friend that did that once and it made the situation worse. I'll try it with this one since the other had a different error message. Any other suggestions?

I hooked the HDD into the enclosure and left it, watching the led change from a quick flash of green to a long sustained red, I can now [I]see[I] the drive in "my computer" but can't even get to the properties menu for it; it just sits and says "not responding". I'm afraid to disconnect for fear of never getting this far again but I think it's a moot point since just 'cause I see it doesn't mean I'll ever be able to access it.
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IMO, there are probably far to many bad sectors on the drive. If you have a copy of spinrite or know someone that does, you can try to use that to check for bad sectors and attempt to recover data from them... But I have a feeling the drive is dead.
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At least if it is showing in my computer you can run a chkdsk from a command prompt.
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I will try the chkdsk. I left it plugged in overnight and now get a message that says: F:/ is not accessible. Error performing inpage operation.
I will let you know what the chkdsk says.
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I just purchased SpinRite. Can I use this on more than one machine? I will definitely create a boot disk...
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