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Segate hard drive not recognizsed how to recover data

February 4, 2013 at 06:21:53
Specs: Windows 7, Any

Dear Experts

My one year old laptop Asus after updating its ultimate windows 7 OS and restarting it , a blue death screen appeared,,,tried copule of restarting same error message.

Then tried : Safe Mode ,,,,,tried : last good configuration,,,,,,,,,,nothing work.

Removed the hard drive which is Segate 500 GB from Asus laptop and connected via USB cable to my desktop,,,the error message that was presented : You need to format the disk before using it.

Tried that on another laptop (Dell) same error message : You need to format the disk before using it.

External hard drive is not showing in the computer management means it is not recognized as an external storage therefore I won't be able to use any third party program to recover the files before formatting it

What should I do to recover the files and data from my Asus hard drive before formatting it ?

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#1
February 4, 2013 at 07:17:21

"a blue death screen appeared,,,tried copule of restarting same error message.

Then tried : Safe Mode ,,,,,tried : last good configuration,,,,,,,,,,nothing work."

all of this indicates it is being detected by the laptop. Put it back in the laptop and use a bootable cd to recover the data.

larry


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#2
February 4, 2013 at 10:31:38

Run Seagate's Seatools from a bootable CD and test the drive. Use the long extended test. If the dive test OK, then just do a Start Up Repair with your Windows 7 install or upgrade disk or a Windows 7 Repair Disk that you should have made when the machine was new. You can still make a Repair Disk from another Windows 7 machine as both are 64bit (or both 32bit) and use that.
If the disk does not show as good, try installing it into a desktop as a second internal hard drive and repeat the process with the windows version of Seatools as well as trying to access your files that way.
Report results for more advice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 10, 2013 at 10:21:27

Free data recovery programs that work decently.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...


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