decrypted files

March 11, 2010 at 02:22:39
Specs: Windows XP
my windows failer to boot and try to repaire windows but i cant do that, there is bad sectore on the boot section on the hard drive,
i need to recover the encryption data from my hard drive, but when i connect my drive to another PC i cant copy or read my encrypted files and folder..
how can i recover my data..........

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#1
March 11, 2010 at 06:43:52
You can make a Linux Rescue Disk and put DD on it where you can copy the bits off the drive. Then you will need to use a hex editor to try and reassemble parts of the data you can and decrypt it.

http://www.brothersoft.com/r-linux-...

Have you tryed booting off your Windows Disk into Recovery Console and trying a CHKDSK /F?

You could also pay a data recover expert to do this for you.

P.S. Just a note for others who have this problem.

DO BACKUPS IF THE DATA IS IMPORTANT.


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#2
March 11, 2010 at 09:12:14
thanks too much
im take a copy for files,
but hex editor cant open the encrypted files
realy i need some help

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#3
March 11, 2010 at 09:55:27
Again...

Have you tryed booting off your Windows Disk into Recovery Console and trying a CHKDSK /F?

If you do the chkdsk /f windows will try to relocate the data in the bad sectors and may be your simplest solution.

as for "but hex editor cant open the encrypted files"

then you will need to go to a Data Recovery Company but chances are they too will not be able to get it back because the file was encrypted and they look for text that they can extract using a dictionary search. If the file is encrypted then it makes this much harder and may cost you more dollars.

Also, did you do a disk image using something like DD. You can only do the repair stuff off of an image because the live drive has bad sectors.


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#4
March 13, 2010 at 06:47:09
im try for Windows Disk into Recovery Console and trying a CHKDSK /F but its failer

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#5
March 15, 2010 at 07:51:00
Your hard drive has failed. You will need to go to a data recovery center if you want the data back. This is why we do backups.

http://www.google.com/search?client...


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