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Crashed HDD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by gamester0, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. gamester0

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    My laptop HDD was workin perfectly when,one day my graphics card stopped working.While in the process of testing the computer for source of error..my HDD partition got lost.
    Gave for recovery service,but they did only harm,by deleting the existing Table allocation.Now how can i bring back my HDD alive and still recover my media.These files are so important to me.My career depends on it.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    None of the softwares seems to detect my HDD..all though I can see it in Disk Management services.
     
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    Attempt at partition repair will most likely destroy the data your trying to retrieve & should be done only as a last resort,so for now assuming you haven't already attempted partition repair the file table may be lost however the data will still be there,personally i believe your only hope will be getdataback if it can't see any data assuming hdd is initialized then your data is gone,for future reference easeus todo backup for creating images regularly
     
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    Jeffrey_P Regular member

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    If partition Master cannot recognize the drive then the HDD is dead.

    It should show up as allocated or unallocated hard drive space.

    If the lost data is career threatening you should of backed it up, no excuses. (Sorry)

    Jeff
     
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    The HDD isnt initialised and thats why I cant use any recovery softwares.
     
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    Shot in the dark..
    Master boot record?
    MbrFix /drive <num> {/partition <part>} <command> { /yes } { /byte }

    Jeff
     
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    then intialise it if disk management says it isn't otherwise nothing will work including recovery software,the initlise option is in left column can't remember if it's right clik or left click to bring up option to do it,if after this there is no drive letter assign one,with any luck partitions will appear
     

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