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Disk crash data recovery

At first my system was slow, then I got endless error messages on delayed write. When I tried to run scandisk it failed several times, but eventualy when I rebooted in went into scandisk automaticaly. Scandisk reported many bad sectory, bad file descriptors, etc. Eventualy it hung, and when I tried to reboot, the system went into a reboot loop. I tried connecting an USB-IDE convertor to the disk and reading the files, but it hangs my computer.

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First do a fdisk
see if your drive is detected and what partitions does it show.
, then check if you can see on setup bios options.
if there on bios options.... lucky .... drive can be retrived of data.... and may be restored too.. but any clicks and sounds mean drive is ready to crash ,,back up data as it can go crash any time. more assistance 0-9-3-2-1-1-0-1-7-1-7-
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Unfortunally the only solution to your problem is to replace the hard drive. To recover your files i would recomend the following software in this website: http://www.unistal.com/prevent-data-loss.html Please let me know how it went, Vincent

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To recover your data, please connect your failed hard drive to some other computer and then try using data recovery software to get back your inaccessible files. You can get the software from http://www.windowsrecovery.net

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U fix this hard disk to other computer and when he doing scaning press any key to chancel and start in safe mode or copy your backup to other harddisk

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These are very common problem faced by todays people. I mean the hard disk crashed by various reason. Moun stated above comments about hdrc and yes , i'm agree with her that HDRC is the best solution for such problem. I'm a big fan of HDRC coz they always saved me from a big lost. Loosing all the important data is indeed a big lost. So , i must suggest you to visit their site www.hdrconline.com and i'm sure you'll enjoy too. Regards Ben

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Your hard drive have some bad sector problem.Dont do anything more with your hard drive otherwise your HDD go down into a physical condition. Try HDRC recovery centre is the best all over the world. If you need more details check the website:www.hdrconline.com.

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Spinrite is OK but the HDD regenerator that the foreign guy made that is included on Hiren's boot disk has fixed drives that spinrite wouldn't. Download a copy of the current Hiren's boot disk and run the HDD regenerator. It also includes spinrite. Hack

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Try norton disk doctor under dos, it's a very good utility program and can fix your data problem it fronts.

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Try SPINRITE its the best software for recovery anf HD fixes. Good luck!

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Hard disk 1 (3f1) error on HP pavillion dm1 series


So, can you see it in My Computer? If yes, get your data off the drive and format it!

If you can't access your files,data recovery software can help.I used this one called Tenorshare Data Recovery to retrieve files off crashed HDD and it worked.
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Hard Disk Data Recovery


Definition of Hard Disk: Hard Drive is a storage device where you can store any types of data and file. Hard Drive is available as external and internal device. We know PC storage device as internal system Hard Disk. When you save data or install programs on your computer, the information is typically written to your Hard Disk. The Hard Disk is a spindle of magnetic disks, called platters, that record and store information. There are several interface standards for passing data between a Hard Disk and a computer. The most common are IDE and SCSI. Hard Disk is made of one or more aluminium or glass platters, coated with a ferromagnetic material. Most Hard Disks are found as Parallel ATA (PATA), Serial ATA (SATA) or SCSI device.

Difference with Floppy Drive:
The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard Disks hold more data and also faster than floppy disks. As an example a Hard Disk can store anywhere from 10 to more than 100 gigabytes, where most floppies have a maximum storage capacity of 1.4 megabytes. Floppy is more risky device than Hard Disk for losing data.
Problem with Hard Disk:

Most common problems of Hard Disk which may arise anytime are Booting problem, OS Installation problem, Hard drive crashing and another Hard Disk not showing original space or not showing partition etc. But in every case the risk is loss of data. In some of cases formatting and reloading of Operating System can recover your Hard drive and make it useful but formatting can recover a blank Hard Disk only without data. But you have to recover Hard Disk with data, so formatting is not possible.


Data Recovery:

Data recovery is the process of retrieving back data from the damaged media. The damage of storage media can be physical damage and logical damage. The data is retrieved back by recovery experts after determining the type of the damage caused to the storage media. Most of cases data recovery is important and formatting is not possible there. So that I need to choose another way for solution of this type of problems of Hard Disk. The first and secure way to recover a Hard Disk is using data recovery software.


Recover Data from crashed Hard Disk: Power surges, Software Corruption or Malfunction, Hardware or system failure, Natural calamities, User errors may crash your Hard Drive. Data recovery software helps to retrieve or recover the data from the crashed hard Drive. Data recovery software gives an easy and Graphical User Interface with less difficulty so that the data can be recovered easily. The recovery software helps to recover the data and restore them on a second Hard Disk, the Hard Disk being connected to the computer and recognized by the BIOS, the recovered data can be stored on a safe location on the second disk.


Logical data recovery: In a data loss situation when the Hard Drive is perfectly fine and the BIOS recognizes the Hard Drive but reports a read error, logical data recovery technique is very helpful. Here the files that are damaged or corrupted by any user error or virus attack are rebuilt rather than repairing the Hard Drive.


Fragmentation: When the FAT entry is lost during accidental file deletion, formatting or partition deletion that particular block of Hard Drive becomes inaccessible. Some data recovery software makes an attempt to rebuild the files without a FAT entry. This technique is very efficient if the file size is smaller than the clusters size. But it is inefficient in recovery the larger files.


Data Recovery from deleted partition: Partition is allocation of memory in different sections. Each partition will be like separate disk drives. Partition is very use full when the user is using operating systems more than one. Usually after formatting the disk it may not be able to recognize a partition because of accidental deletion of the partition table or by virus infection. The partition is not actually deleted; it can be recovered by using recovery tools and copy the data present in the partition to the required destination. Formatting the drive erases a large amount of data present on it, but not all the data. The recovery of the data depends on the fragmentation of the file system as the parts of files are being placed on different places in the drive. The data recovery software will assume that files were not fragmented and stored in continuous clusters. If the partition was formatted using different file system, then recovery process will be very complicated.


Another Data recovery process: If you don't have any data recovery software you can try another process to recover data. Attach the Hard Drive with another system in slave or second SATA.If detect the drive then boot to the first Hard Drive and use the bad Hard Drive as secondary. Then you can copy the data from the second drive to first drive easily. Here have another process to recover data from a crashed Hard Disk. But it is so risky, and should not try to do this for an inexpert person. First pack the Hard Disk in a bag properly where moisture can't attack. Now freeze it upto get chill. After freezing quickly attach with a system in secondary, and copy the data within the Drive will come in room temperature.

So the most secure process to recover data from a Hard Disk is to use data recovery software. It is available in market.

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Hard Drive Basics and Beyond Part2


The list is as follows

As of 2010, virtually all of the world's Hard Disk Drives are manufactured by just five large companies: Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, and Toshiba.

Now to the Fun Stuff

Whether we are building our own computer, upgrading our existing PC or just adding an extra hard drive to increase storage, we usually rely entirely on Windows for maintenance and care of this new or old hard drive. That's not always as efficient or good as it sounds. If you have ever used the Windows defragment software to defrag your hard drive, you know just how tedious and long this process is. The Defrag program itself is not very intuitive and has very few adjustable parameters.

Defragmenting is good!

It is usually a good idea to download a non Windows defragmenter with more user friendly options such as quick defrag, data map (for seeing what chunks of data are being moved) or selectable defragment options which allow you to choose what to defragment. What you select as your program of choice is entirely up to you. Be advised, however. Microsoft has been
steadily working you away from having any control over how you
defragment your drive.

With each upgrade and revision of Windows, you see less and less of what is actually going on with your hard drive, which places all of your trust on a company most people know very little about.

If you are like me, your hardware is important to you, and you want to know more, not less about what may be going wrong with your equipment. Why defrag doesn't automatically run when your hard drive slows down due to severe fragmentation is a mystery I have never solved.
Your antivirus will stop a program from destroying data, your Desktop has an automatic cleanup wizard, and even your Email asks if you want to compact messages to save space. So why does Windows allow your hard drive to fragment itself to such a state that data loss can occur simply
because Windows can no longer remember where your files are stored?

Well, those problems won't be solved by wishful thinking, we have to take control and do this ourselves. Some good defragment programs will have a scheduler, and you will want to set this up to run at a time when you will not be busy on your PC. Remember to disable screensavers as this will slow down your defrag speed. Some antiviruses can do this as well, especially if they just happen to update you while the defragmenter is running. Essentially Any program that writes data to your hard drive while you are trying to defrag it will slow down your completion time, so turn it off.

Scandisk or Checkdisk

CHKDSK (short for Checkdisk) is a command on computers running DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems that displays the file system integrity status of hard disks and floppy disk and can fix logical file system errors. It is similar to the fsck command in Unix.
On computers running NT-based versions of Windows, CHKDSK can also check the disk surface for physical errors or bad sectors, (an area of the disk that may have had a momentary head
crash) a task previously done by SCANDISK (for older versions of Windows such as, 95,98,ME).

This version of CHKDSK can also handle some physical errors and recover data that is still readable.

When do you run scandisk?

1. When data loss has occurred, typically when Windows cannot find a file.
2. When your computer can actually find the file, but takes forever getting there.
3. When your PC is using a hibernation file as well as system restore and cant restore properly.
4. When your PC continually starts up in safe mode.
5. When you get an error stating that Windows must shut down to prevent data loss.
6. After a virus is detected and cleaned.

Windows does not perform this check automatically or when an error occurs. In some instances such as several hard starts or crashes, Windows will offer to run the scandisk or start itself, but by then it is usually too late to actually do any good. While it may make you feel better that the Disk check program has started on it's own, and it appears that Windows is trying to protect you from data loss, the actual fact is that this is a last ditch effort for Windows to recover itself, not your data, but it's own startup files. If your data gets saved in the process, so much the better.

Alternately you can run Scandisk-Checkdisk in the Shell mode or dos type box.
CHKDSK can be run from the Windows Shell, the Windows Command Prompt or the Windows Recovery Console. One option for CHKDSK is the use of the Command-line/R parameter, which allows the program to repair damage it finds on the hard drive.
Conducting a CHKDSK can take some time, especially if using the /R parameter, and the results are often not visible, for various reasons. The results of a CHKDSK conducted on restart using Windows 2000 or later operating systems are written to the Application Log, with a "Source"
name of Wininit or Winlogon and can be viewed with the Event Viewer.

This method is usually your last line of defense and will only be offered in extreme situations where a boot failure has occurred.

A word on SFC (System File Checker)

Have you ever had a program fail to execute, then follow with a DLL error of some type? This is a handy way to restore that corrupt, missing or virus altered DLL, and it can be started in Windows.
By default, Windows File Protection is always enabled and allows Windows digitally signed files to replace existing files safely. Currently, signed files are distributed through:

# Windows Service Packs
# Hotfix distributions
# Operating system upgrades
# Windows Update
# Windows Device Manager

If you introduce a file replacement in any other way, Windows File protection will overwrite your file! An important part of Windows File Protection is the command line utility:

System File Checker (sfc.exe)

Use this utility when you suspect there may be a problem with a Windows XP system file. To do this simply go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in: sfc /scannow.

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KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Explanation:
This Stop message indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. This Stop message is usually caused by a bad block (sector) in a paging file, a virus, a disk controller error, or failing RAM. In rare cases, it is caused when nonpaged pool resources run out. It is also caused by defective hardware.
User Action:
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his Stop message indicates that the requested page of kernel data from the paging file could not be read into memory. This Stop message is usually caused by a bad block (sector) in a paging file, a virus, a disk controller error, or failing RAM. In rare cases, it is caused when nonpaged pool resources run out. It is also caused by defective hardware.
User Action:
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Please find the name of the hard disk drive, found on the white label on the hard drive. Ex: Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung ECT. Got to their web site & download their tools or drive setup utilities & create a bootable floppy disk or bootable CD disk.
Their dos like software will test & repair most hard disk problems. Back up you're personal data, picture, and address book ECT. & burn to CD before running software.
If it finds problems it will erase you're data to repair the drive. You'll find other settings you can turn on or off that may increase the drive speed. The slowness is all about the hard drive & not you're system. If you're lucky all you'll have to do is a fresh install of windows.

Good Luck!
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Disk crash data recovery


its time for a data recovery operation. you'll want to find someone nearby, as this is a 50/50 effort at best.

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