Hard disk is corrupted and unreadable

Acer Acer aspire ao722-0825 11.6" laptop...
October 6, 2016 at 07:45:24
Specs: Windows 8, 2
The disk is structure is corrupted and unreadable. And I used chkdisk but it shows unable to determine volume and state. Chkdisk aborted. How can I solve the problem of hard disk

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#1
October 6, 2016 at 11:01:18
Looks like it has failed. Hopefully you have backups of your own stuff. If not I've heard that chilling the hard disk can sometimes give you a chance to get things off them. See here and note that not everyone agrees:
http://lifehacker.com/5515337/save-...

Keep watching for any other ideas.

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#2
October 6, 2016 at 12:51:58
If trying the freezer route I'd wrap it in paper towel and then place in freezer - but not overnight. A few hours is more than adequate.

When you remove it from the fridge open the plastic bag and loosen the paper towel, but do not remove it. Let the drive sit for a few minutes, say 10mins. Then remove from wrapping and connect via a usb adapter to a working computer and see if you can access contents. Presuming so copy critical data first (photos etc.?) then next in order of value and so on...

As per the link guide above in Derek's reply, you may have to go the freezer routine a couple of times or more; as the drive will likely fail again after a while, whilst you're copying data. There will come time when it will not in effect regenerate, and that's when drive is truly dead - much like the famous Monty Python parrot...


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#3
October 6, 2016 at 13:01:20
Monty Python parrot was only sleeping.

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#4
October 6, 2016 at 13:21:44
The man said "This parrot is no more, it is ded..." But of course they wouldn't have been allowed to have a dead parrot in a live show (actually being recorded of course for txn later), so probably it was a live one given a sedative...; in order to placate 'elf 'n safety... And then there would have been Equity to deal with too; as using a dead parrot would have kept a live parrot from earning a days cash/parrot food...? And apart from appearing occasionally with Long John Silver there isn't that much work for parrots...

I recall a kiddies (pre-school age) post lunch time live programme (in the days of black 'n white television) when they managed to - erm - kill a poor wee mousey... The segment was all about hibernation, and the demo went a little wrong. By the time we came off air, a matter of no more than two minutes after the - erm - accident, the switch board was in meltdown...

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#5
October 6, 2016 at 15:03:46
Sadershan

How are you running chkdisk?

Try booting to a live version of Linux to see if Linux can read anything. There are many versions that can run off of a CDR or even a USB stick. See the link below for one.

http://puppylinux.org/main/Download...


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#6
October 6, 2016 at 16:48:54
He wasn't dead, he was pining for the fjords.

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