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I had booting problems with my HITACHI_DK23FA40-40GB. I suspected MBR was corrupt and used MBRwiz tool I down loaded from internet. And the problem became worse. I cannot even access my hard disk. Disk manager can see it but cannot repair the error. I appreciate if I can access my disk or recover data on it.

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You have to backup the mbr before edit. also try use command Fdisk /mbr command to repair mbr.
also pls try to use bootable recovery disk like hiran boot disk, you can use hbcd menu and disk tools and choose disk genius or data recovery

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Hi, What the message mean is that Windows can not read/understand the filing system (something like the Table of Contents in a book) and therefore do not which and where are your files in the 80Gb. A few things you can try: 1. Run Windows Scandisdk on the Hitachi 80Gb; 2. Run any third party disk check/utility such Norton Disk Doctor. Alternately, you can use a file recovery software (such as GetDataBack) to recover/copy all your important files from the 80Gb and transfer them to another mass storage device. Thereafter, you can re-partition and re-format the said Hitachi to start new/fresh/clean. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turnes up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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Yess it is just email me at : fixya-expert@live.com and i will send you instructions how to recover data...

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get it format and then use Data doctor recovery software to get the data back....

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SOURCE: my hitachi hts541680j9sa00 80gb hard drive is trying to boot up windows Vista but I get a blue screen 0x0000007b,0x81e03ba0,0xc0000034. I have tried vista disk system repair and it shows not OS and a

i hav hitachi hdd it has pass word and i have forget them is there any universal pass word i need them

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