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I have a hard drive (IDE), that I use on a mother board that uses both Sata, and IDE hook-ups.

My primary drive is a SATA drive, and my slave is a IDE hook up. Been working fine for over 2 years.

Recently I installed a new SATA drive, and about that time, my computer won't read the IDE drive. When I try to open it - I get error message saying can't read directory. My PC see's the Harddrive in the BIOS, in "my computer", and in Manage Storage.

I been running a recovery program - which the program I am using is able to read the information on the drive. But it's about 5 day process trying to read all the data on a 120 gb drive. And on about day 4, our power went out ... which means I have to start the program at start.

2 questions ...

1 - Anyone seen the problem before - Know of anyway to fix it ??

2 - Anyone know of a faster data recovery program ??

Tks.

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  • Nahum Reduta May 11, 2010

    Seems like the master file table is corrupted, but the recovery program is brute-forcing its way through every cluster. XP and Vista is supposed to save two copies of the MFT, allowing a CHKDSK operation on the disk to use a working copy. It could be related to your power issue. (Do you use a surge protector?) You might want to invest in an uninterruptable power supply.

    Also seems like the recovery problem you have isn't using all the resources it can (is it a console program?), as a disk recovery program shouldn't take longer than a day (or two if the drive is large).

    Have you checked to see if the cable has possibly slipped or broken?


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The best recovery program takes a long time, if any of the program takes shorter time then there is a chance of not getting all the data back. u can try get a ups so that if there is a power failure it will help u.

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