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Replaced hard drive

I lost my hard drive after running Norton Disk Dr with the "Automatically Fix Problems" box checked. After running it, my computer wouldn't recognize that I had a hard drive anymore. Symantec said I must have a corrupted boot sector. Dell couldn't even get the diagnostics to recognize that there was a hard drive. Anyway, I replaced the hard drive this weekend, and have reloaded Windows and my drivers, and downloaded my updates, etc. My question is: Can I hook up my old hard drive as a 2nd hard drive to possibly retrieve some of the info on it that I didn't have backed up, or is it all a lost cause?

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Try connecting it as slave and after rebooting the system, your harddrive may be recosnise by the system. after copy the data and format this HDD in low level.

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You might have to uninstall the current version you have on your computer then restart your computer.
Run the chkdsk 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.

or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility

Windows 7 chkdsk
http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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

have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive

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JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again.


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Improve your PC performance and fix errors.

You might also do a disk clean up click start click on computer to open right click on your hard drive usually C: select properties in the general tab select disk clean up click ok you can view files to be deleted.


Then reinstall.

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How to use the disk error checking utility...


As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.

  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
  • If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
  • Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.

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    You could run the chkdsk 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.
    or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility
    Windows 7 chkdsk
    http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html
    Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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
    have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive
    http://download.cnet.com/jetclean/3000-18512_4-75627788.html
    JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again.
    Optimizers and Diagnostics.
    http://download.cnet.com/360Amigo-System-Speedup-Pro/3000-18512_4-75332741.html 5E3422139C19CBED35C14826A44D4605
    Improve your PC performance and fix errors.

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    What sort of problems are you having .?
    Its illegal for anyone to provide serial keys for programs that have retail values set on them its Pirating
    There are lots of freeware alternatives on the internet

    You could run the chkdsk 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.
    or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility
    Windows 7 chkdsk
    http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html
    Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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
    have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive
    http://download.cnet.com/jetclean/3000-18512_4-75627788.html
    JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again.
    Optimisers and Diagnostics.
    http://download.cnet.com/360amigo-system-speedup-free/3000-18512_4-75206713.html Improve your PC performance and fix errors.

    if you need more help with this post a reply

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    You could run the chkdsk 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. or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility Windows 7 chkdsk http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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 have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive http://download.cnet.com/jetclean/3000-18512_4-75627788.html JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again. Optimisers and Diagnostics. http://download.cnet.com/360amigo-system-speedup-free/3000-18512_4-75206713.html Improve your PC performance and fix errors.

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    You could run the chkdsk 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. or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility Windows 7 chkdsk http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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 have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive http://download.cnet.com/jetclean/3000-18512_4-75627788.html JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again. Optimisers and Diagnostics. http://download.cnet.com/360amigo-system-speedup-free/3000-18512_4-75206713.html Improve your PC performance and fix errors.

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    It will depend on whether its a Sata or an Ide for power and data lead connections.

    If you can access your hard drive ?

    You could run the chkdsk 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. or an easier way to run the chkdsk utility Click start control panel administrative tools computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools 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 have no input while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may further damage your computers Operating System and Hard Drive http://download.cnet.com/jetclean/3000-18512_4-75627788.html JetClean tidies your registry, gets rid of junk files, deletes broken shortcuts, and attempts to give your computer that like-new feel again.

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    Free up disk space by repairing disk volume errors such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors 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


    Free up disk space by removing error reports and troubleshooting history older than 1 month

    Set the correct system time and synchronize system clock with the time server


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    Windows update error 0x80072F8F


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    try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f this should schedule to happen on reboot which will scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive or
    click startcontrol 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
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    defragment your hard drive will speed up your computer
    scroll to the bottom toolbar (bottom of screen) right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer you might have virus slowing your computer also select users you will see who is using your computer
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    when u start computer press F8 key then u see safe mode.enter in safe mode.then type "chkdsk /r" in run then press enter then press "y"
    then restart the computer then it checks the disk for error if any error on that it fix the errors,.

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