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My seagate hard drive was said to have bad sector and have this terrible buzzing sound, is there any way i can recover my files on my hard drive?

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You may be able to if you remove the drive and put it in to a portable drive enclosure. Then plug it in to another pc's usb port.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

  • dmpb Feb 09, 2012

    i tried it once maybe my hard drive is really incapable of recovery and further use. it's just sad, anyway thanks for your advice Stuart.

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Since the HDD has rejected easy repair by the most appropriate tools, I recommend you recover the data and replace the drive. I've been through this many times for clients.

You did all the right things.

Best Wishes

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Hi, two things to try.
1. If you have the Win7 cd/dvd, go here and read:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/start-the-windows-7-recovery-environment/

But I'm thinking that you have a few bad sectors in the HD's boot area (educed from your tzak.tzak description - which is head seek (bang) trying to find the boot sectors). Which I'm not sure that Win7 recovery can cope with. But check out this link and read/follow links:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-to-fix-the-boot-sector-of-windows-7/deb6ad12-a6b1-46fc-9786-240f66f9143e

And this link (better?):
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/restoring-windows-7s-master-boot-sector-to/435f7bf7-9d5b-4741-9746-945ff06e6251

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2. Go here and get SystemRescueCd:
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
It contains many tools for the repair of malfed systems.
You will want to use this tool: TestDisk
TestDisk[4]
Popular disk recovery software. Recovers lost partitions and repairs unbootable systems by repairing boot sectors. It can also be used to recover deleted files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystems. File system recovery is supported for reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others.

In closing, I would get a new HD, maybe a SSD? to replace your original hard drive (It may be failing, or it took a hard knock while in the boot phase, causing head-bang in the boot sector - not good). Make the new drive your master and use the old one for misc. data that you have originals of, i.e. music cd's, dvd movies, programs off-loaded from Tivo/DVR, etc.

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you could run the check disk utility
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go to control panel administrive tools computer management you can right click on the drive select properties tools check now?tick in both boxes to scan for and attempt to repair/recover any bad sectors and automaticall fix any corrupt files
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