About a week ago I went to turn off my computer and it acted like it was restarting. So I watched it... it got to the boot screen, then blue-screened and went to a disk-check. The disk-check fails at around 15% every time, and the process starts over.
Trying to load in safe mode freezes the computer and I must force the computer off.
It has a screen where it tells me the drive is functioning (or working, not sure) but bad.
Can I get to my files without spending a lot of money I don't have, or am I screwed on retrieving my files?
Also, can I repair the drive myself, or should I just replace it?
Re: Corrupt Internal Hard Drive - File Recovery Help
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This is due to some virus attack. Did you try any data recovery software till now? If not then go online there are so many good free data recovery software that can make your inaccessible pdf file accessible.
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 hope this helps
You unplugged it when data was still written on it so it was corrupted. Some files are still recoverable so use http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/smart-recovery.shtml to get them.
H there this mean a file is corrupt and you need to repair the damage file,you can do this by using a recovery disk for the computer if you have one.If you don't do not have a recovery disk for the computer you can use the operating system disk to repair it,please follow these steps:insert the operating system disk into the drive,restart the computer, press F12 and choose boot from CD save and exit.As the computer loading it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD, press any key, a blue screen will appear while its loading, when it get to the first set of options you will press enter to continue. when it get to the second set of options it will ask you to install the operating system or repair it, choose repair and follow the steps from there, this should solve the problem. But should backup your files before doing this even though no file will be lost but its better to backup just in case something goes wrong.
If it worked a few days ago then you could restore your system to a week ago and it should recognise again
i see no mention of what oprerating system you are using so I will assume XP.Vista or Windows 7
Using XP then follow these steps
Go to Start
Then All Programes
Then System Tools
Then System Restore
This will give you a calendar to choose an earlier date
select one and click accept or continue and wait for the machine to shut down and restart
Once restarted a message should appear saying if the restore was completed.
Plug in your drive and test for fuctionality.
Let me know if you need the procedures for Vista or Widows 7 because they are a little more envolved.
All tho the steps are simalar I would much rather give you the correct infomation.
Hope this helps,Cheers Misterdj
LOL , no my friend , you simply lost your HAL.dll , hardware abstraction layer
you need to reinstall windows , thats the easy way out
or you can take the hard road to china and attempt to recopy your HAL.dll to the proper location on the drive , my personaly I don't even go there , a fresh copy of windows is so much better in these instances because you don't know what else has gone wrong at this point , best to do a reinstall
because there really is nothing like a good ole fresh load of the operating system.
take the puppy back to school like it was at the factory baby :->
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