HDD Recovery

August 17, 2010 at 12:09:15
Specs: Windows 7, DDR2
I'm looking for information about hard drive recovery. Do you know any tools or software to make it more secure and safety for my hdd? I found this - http://www.hdd-recovery-center.com/... but I don't know anything about that software. Did anyone use it?

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August 17, 2010 at 13:59:16
The link you provided does not work because it has a comma at the end of it.

This one works:

If the hard drive is not loading the operating system properly, that does not necessarily indicate there's anything wrong with the hard drive, in fact, there's usually nothing wrong with the hard drive itself.

Is the computer's mboard booting ?
You should see video initially while booting even if the hard drive contents are not loading properly.

If it isn't
- have you recently changed which ram you have installed ?
- if this is a laptop, have you dropped the laptop, or have you spilled liquid on it ?

Is the computer's bios Setup detecting the hard drive?

If it isn't
- have you been fiddling with connections of the hard drive(s) inside the desktop computer case ?
- if this is a laptop, have you dropped the laptop, or have you spilled liquid on it ?

If the hard drive is being detected in the computer's bios Setup...

Have you tested the hard drive with hard drive manufacturer's diagnostics ?

If not, test the hard drive FIRST.

Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.

Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.

If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.

If the hard drive itself does NOT test as okay, if you have data on the drive you don't want to lose, if you can't access any of the data on the drive even when you are not booting from it and are using another operating system installtion to try to access it, then you're going to have to shell out significant bucks to data recovery experts to have them retrieve your data.

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August 17, 2010 at 14:05:02
Tubes, the OP's link works for me, go figure.

Usa, your post is confusing. I take it to mean you are concerned about backing up your hard drive/s.

What is it you are concerned about? The link you provided appears to be a data recovery service.

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August 17, 2010 at 14:07:32
"Tubes, the OP's link works for me, go figure."

It works now for me too. He must have corrected it.

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December 6, 2010 at 14:23:40

We welcome helpful suggestions, however it would be a lot more likely to be seen by current users of this site if you clicked on Start a Discussion (start a new subject) and posted that info under your own title.

This subject is old enough, and the traffic on this site is brisk enough, especially in the General Hardware and XP and Vista and Windows 7 categories, that's it's now buried many pages after the first page. Usatuy has started only this one subject, and he isn't likely to see your info. The only reason I have seen your response is I still have this subject in my Tracked posts list, along with many others.

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