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Can I copy d partition from a bad hard drive that tested for 10 min before bad hard drive showed up in test

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You could run the chkdsk utility

click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to recovery any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive there are many ways of running the chkdsk utility


click start right click on my computer you should see your drive usually C: select properties click tools check now tick both boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery on any bad sectors


then select check now, start should schedule this task when restart

it will only schedule on restart if its the Primary hard drive with an operating system on it

do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer


for USB drives click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start


you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive


I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box

then try copting your d partition

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.


Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


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http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm




if you need more help with this post a reply



Hope this helps

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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SOURCE: Hard drive not detected

The message you are getting is from SMART, which is the software integrated into the drive. It is essentially telling your system that it can't read the drive. Here are a few reasons why this may have happened:

1. Drive not enabled in BIOS
2. Serial (SATA) or Parallel (PATA) drivers are not properly installed
3. Faulty or unplugged data cable. (They rarely go bad, but you should still
check it).
4. Drive is not spinning up. Check that it is still getting power. If so, can you
feel or even hear it spinning at boot?
5. Incorrect jumper settings on drive. Probably not a concern, unless you've
changed anything, or added another drive.
6. The drive is faulty (ie, dead).

If it is not 1 thru 5, then you are left with the grim prospect of # 6. If it is under warranty, send it back to Maxtor (go to www.seagate.com for return instructions). You will usually lose your data when you return it to the factory, as they will swap out the drive for another and send you the new one.

As far as your data is concerned, if the drive is dead, your data is history. If it is highly valuable data, you might have the drive repaired - there are local shops who can do it, or at least recover the data from it, but the service is typically very expensive (a recent customer lost their client files on a 120gb drive, and the recovery cost was over a thousand dollars).

Hopefully, you backed up your data onto CD-ROM or DVD. If you didn't, it is something you will want to start doing in the future, at least weekly, if not daily.

Sorry I can't give you better news. On the plus side, if you can't get it working again and it truly is dead, new drives are very cheap, these days.

Cheers,
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Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I recently reformated and reinstalled everything

Definately have a failing hard drive.

I would recommend saving and backing up all data that is needed on the drive and replacing it. Or see the below links for vendor specific hard drive diagnostic programs

*****Vendor Specific Support/Diagnostics*****

Maxtor/Quantum (Fireball) http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
Samsung http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html
Seagate http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Dell Inspiron 6000 has

Those codes all apply to the hard drive itself..

Replacing the hard drive is all you should have to do.

Below is a link to a brand new hard drive that will work in your Inspiron 6000

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