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Hard disk failure

My hard disk failed during a defrag session. I aborted the operation midway and it stopped accesing even through other computers. what can I do as I have important files to move out of the hard disk. thanks. Felix Okorie

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If you are running on windows xp, you can probably save your disk and files. you'll have to reboot the computer, inserting a copy of the windows xp cd in the cd drive to boot from. afterwhich, you will select repair for DOS mode and select the windows directory you want to fix you have to type "fixboot" to fix the boot sector of the disk then, chkdsk to recover and repair the disk and finally type "fixmbr" to fix the master boot sector of your disk. that's it.

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Hello, my storejet 160gb hard disk is not accesible now. just after the insertion in the pc it is failing in completing the auto play function and when we try to open/explore by clicking on the drive...

if you have a hard drive that is corrupt of failing sometimes running check disk will recover some of the files or repair the problem, follow these steps

start type cmd in the search bar or run prompt type the drive letter follow by a colon and hit enter type cd backslash and hit enter type chkdsk space front slash r

the backslash space are actions or symbols that need to be typed in. i get an invalid character error when i try to include them here.
this will fix any errors and try to recover any files from bad sectors also if it is a mechanical failure with the hard drive sometimes putting it in the freezer for several hours will allow you to access the information because the cold shrinks the metal. its a long shot but has worked for me before

Mar 21, 2011 | Transcend Hard Drives


HARD DISK MAINTENANCE To remove redundant and temporary files, recover hard disk...

To remove redundant and temporary files, recover hard disk space and speed up hard disk access, then hard disk maintenance should be done at least once a month.
Disk Cleanup should be done first - Click My Computer - then right click on the C drive then click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup - let it examine the C drive then it will calculate the amount of disk space it will recover, tick all the boxes to recover the maximum disk space and then Click OK and then Yes to perform these actions. If you have a D drive then repeat these steps on this drive too.
Next the C drive needs to be Defrag. This process converts fragmented files into continuous files and this speeds up disk access and makes the hard disk not work as hard. Click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Defragmenter – click to highlight the C drive and click Analyse (can skip this) - then click Defragment.
When this is completed repeat these steps for the D Drive if you have a D drive.
Disk Cleanup and Defrag can take a long time to complete, especially if these tasks have not been for a long time.
Next time when you run Disk Cleanup and Defrag to won't take as long.

on Dec 02, 2009 | Hard Drives

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Sir/madam My toshiba HDD2189 si damage. I cannot check the HDD. I was see error message in computer. When I format now, computer error message was said "your HDD is damage". so, I not format yet...

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
you could run the check disk utility
click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive then defragment your hard drive or
control panel administrive 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 should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input will damage your computer
if this fails to fix the problem and you still want to format your hard drive

you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to

cmos to restart

note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system

(note after you have loaded the operating system you must go back and change the first boot device to your hard drive)


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Feb 08, 2011 | Toshiba (HDD2189) 60 GB Hard Drive

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I am having transcend pendrive jfv30/8gb.when i format it unable to format and not showing memory thanks.


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When trying to restore my u series 9, (ST3160022ACE) ultra ATA 160 gig hard drive I get this message: Restore was not successful. Remove any USB or Extra Hard drives taht are connected. I have no USB or...

If by "restore" you mean that you are reinstalling Windows onto the disk-drive, to restore Windows to the "as-shipped-from-the-factory" condition, then a failure of that operation can be caused by either of three conditions:

* I/O errors reading files from the CD/DVD disks (due to dust/fingerprints on the bottom of the disks),

* I/O errors writing files to the disk-drive,

* an intermittent problem with the computer's motherboard or RAM, causing "random" failures when using the computer.

So, on another computer, take the CD/DVD disks, and try to copy the entire contents (namely up to 4.7 GB) onto the 'C:' drive, watching for any "I/O errors" during the file-copy operation.
If the file-copy completes successfully, then the copy of the files can be deleted.

If no errors occur, then it's time to suspect that the disk-drive itself is failing.
Buy a new disk-drive, and disconnect the old disk-drive, and connect the new disk-drive,
and restart the "restore" operation. If the "restore" fails on the new disk-drive,
then it's time to suspect that the motherboard has a problem.

Nov 03, 2010 | Seagate Hard Drives

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My hard drive suddebly crash!!help

Why Disk Fragments a problem?

Any storage action on the magnetic disk like creating, deleting, moving, updating and copying files will lead to fragmentation and consequent performance loss. As time goes by, this accumulation of fragments on your hard disk becomes bigger and bigger. As the hard disk reads and merges these separate fragments every time you open a file, they will eventually cause problems such as system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown, and will even shorten the life span of your hard drive. That is why defragmentation is so important for your entire computer system.

Advanced Defrag – The better and easier defrag solution!

You may find various defrag programs in the market, they may look the same, but many of them lack of ability to
effectively defrag all the MFT (Master File Table), they will automatically skip certain system files with extensions
such as DLL, INI, COM etc during the defragment thus left remnant fragments after each defragment action, it can
also easily get halted while defragging which is very user-unfriendly.

Advanced Defrag rectified all the cons above from these defragmenters, and the efficiency is even better. Its advanced
defragment arithmetic not only enables you to fast defrag, but also defrag completely and thoroughly. If you would
like to give your PC hard disk a completely care and experience the most efficient defrag technology, Advanced
Defrag is the perfect choice for you.

How it works?

Your hard disk controls a magnetic head which searches the areas where the parts of the required file are located,
reads the data and transfers these fragments to the disk cache or EMS memory. The time this takes is called the
average seek time. The average seek time of most hard drives is less than 9.5 millisecond. The Advanced Defrag
program is able to collect the various fragments of each file and store them very quickly into contiguous space on
the hard disk which greatly reduces the seek time of the magnetic head. Better file reading and writing speed is
provided as a result. It does make a difference if you have got used to work and play with a fast and smooth system.
It also helps to prevent premature hard drive problems and retrieve the data in the event of a drive crash.
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Dec 23, 2009 | Samsung SpinPoint P120 SP2514N 250 GB IDE...

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This may be useful to you:
It is never a good sign when hard disks start to make notice. It means that your drive is starting to fail. Although there are variations, most drives are completely silent when they're running.
The tipoff is either a new noise are an intermittent noise. If the drive has always made a slight clicking noise when accessing data, that's probably nothing to worry about. If it just started clicking, or if it only clicks occasionally, this means something has changed. Change in a hard drive is a Bad Thing.
Grinding or squealing noise is definitely a bad sign and usually means the drive is on its last legs.
There are two ways to protect yourself against a failing drive; the first is to create a backup image of the disk and the other is to move all everything from the failing disk to a replacement drive. Also, make sure you have an up-to-date rescue disk so you can boot your computer even with a failed primary hard drive (the one with the operating system on it).
Creating an image won't stop the disk from failing, but it will give you a starting point from a known, good configuration if the disk fails. Cloning the disk to a new drive not only moves everything off the damaged drive, but it moves it in total so that you can start working on the new drive immediately.
If you suspect a drive is going flaky, it is relatively easy to cone your disk. Please see Drive to drive: Bring in the Clones for step-by-stepinstructions on duplicating your disk.
Using your image file, you can also deploy a new drive by restoring that image onto the new drive. Acronis True Image provides necessary tools to create and deploy a new drive.
The good news about discovering a potential hard drive failure today is that hard drives are inexpensive these days and installing a new one is easy. Many retailers and web sites sell high-capacity hard drives, up to 200 Gb, for $100 or less. If your drive shows signs of failing, replace it immediately, your data is far more important than the price of the disk drive.
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Western Digital 500GB

That drive is not suitable for pro-tools. Look for something that has the Oxford 911 or 924 chipset. HFS is the format. Did you format that drive after you bought it? Are you using both windows and os X with either boot camp or parallels?

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My hard disk couldn't read or boot after I started and aborted a defragmentation process mid way. I tried to access my user files / documents on the hard disk, it gave an option to format. What can be...

It is real probable that the aborted proceedure caused write errors and now the drive cannot access it's FAT tables correctly OR there is an area of the disk that has begun to fail and will not read... There are various programs that can maybe fix ya disk so that you can retrieve ya data and then reformat the Drive and reinstall. Please find below a link to various tools and advise on what ya can do.

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