Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Backing up a bad hard drive

Is there any possible way to back up a hard drive that is not responding? I keep getting an I/O error. I purchased an external enclosure to connect to another computer to try and retrieve the info from the bad hard drive and back it up but I'm getting no luck.

Ross

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Is the drive "clicking"?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

You really did have the correct approach. If you still can't access the files, chances are the drive's hardware or firmware is at fault. If the data is valuable enough, you can send your harddrive away to any number of recovery services. CBZ ><>

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Can i get rid os this


Insyde is a UEFI manufacturer which is essentially the the program that boots your computer for Windows to take over. If it gets stuck in that screen, it usually means that it keeps trying to start the hard drive to load off of that, but the hard drive isn't responding.

When it does it putting your ear up to the laptop can yield a quick judgement. If you hear a repetitive spin up, spin down cycle, or clicking noises, it's not a good sign at all. I would then recommend backing up any files you do not want to lose and get the hard drive replaced.

Dec 31, 2013 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Errors in the hard drive.how to fix it or remove?


If a hard drive is showing errors which are normally bad sectors they cant really physically be fixed the computer just tries to ignore using those sectors of the drive. Hard drives are so cheap now days i would recommend backing up anything important and replacing it as it will get worse. Cheers from Scott and please vote

May 17, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I am not very tech savvy. I purchased a new Mac Book pro and My Passport for Mac 500GB in JUly and have had no problems since my husband accidentally disconnected My Passport while it was in process of...


Use the disk utitlity to repair the disk, when your husband unplugged it while it was attempting a backup, it corrupted part of the disk the disk utility will fix it for you and correct the errors

Apr 02, 2011 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

1 Answer

My Cavalry 1TB USB 2.0 external hard drive will not connect to my computer. I have not had it for long, possibly 2 months. It worked fine all day today but tonight the blue light does not turn on. It...


Hey Jeff,
Sounds like this is something with info you need to keep..Keeping/securing/BACKING UP your data is your priority!! Personally, I would find a QUALITY (ASK a lot of questions.. can they guarantee their work,,- and NOT LOSE your data..!!) .. skip the geek squad - .. computer repair shop..(or some 10 year old).. I would first see if they could copy this drive to another drive (solid state) so you will not lose your data... we are at 4.0 with USB now... 2.0 is becoming the "floppy" of today..I have 3.0 drives and feel left out.. again.. securing/copying/backing up your data is paramount.. Good luck,,,

Sep 08, 2017 | Cavalry Storage Cavalry CADB001U32 1TB...

2 Answers

I have a Maxtor One Touch II. I went to backup my computer and got an error massage; " Grooming backup set restore point failed; error 2242". I "looked into the system" and could not see any restore...


You indicated that ..."most of the drive's capacity is used."
That may be your problem. When you make a backup you need room for the software to create temporary files before completeing the backup. These temp files are deleted once the backup is complete. There's no real rule regarding the amount of extra space to have available, but I use 10% of the total size of the backup and have not had any problems. I'm also backing up to Maxtor One Touch II.

Jan 27, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

1 Answer

Wt is BIOHD-08 error


from what I gather on other sites, it has to do with the hard drive in your system. From other posts it appears that means the system detects the hard drive is going out.

I would highly recommend backing up all your data as soon as possible, then checking to see if the computer/drive is under warranty and having them replace it if so. If not under warranty I would purchase a new hard drive.

Jul 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

"Disc read error" Dell Inspiron 1501


This means your hard drive is bad. You need to replace the hard drive and then the operating system.

Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

Nov 26, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

It Keeps restarting at the loading screens


The error refers to a bad Hard Drive. You need to call up Dell to have the Hard Drive replaced. Make sure to start contacting a Local Pc Shop to help you back up files from your Hard drive since Dell doesn't cater to backing up of data on any Hard Drive.

Sep 27, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

1 Answer

Using external hard drive for running applications.


FOLLOWING THINGS U SHOULD KEEP IN MIND WHILE GOING FOR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE :-

1. PURPOSE OF EXTERNAL DRIVE - MEANS U WANT TO KEEP THAT TO USE IT FOR BACKING UP OF DATA?

2. DO THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OALSO EFFECTS UR PURCHASE?

3. TELL THE SPECIFICATION OF UR PC TO THE VENDOR BEFORE U BUY A NEW EXTERNAL DRIVE, AS IT MAY NOT SUPPORT SOME TIME.

4. ..... MAYN MORE...NOT COMMING TO MIND NOW... :-)

Apr 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85206 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18110 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...