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By triplethreat2151 ·
I am experiencing some serious problems. I have two internal C: (local and inside the pc, windows is installed here) and E: (seagate, makes noises so put it in a case and put it outside like an external). I have all my important data on E: (400GB) music, pixs, videos etc etc, i was deleting a few files and after a restart windows said i had few corrupt files and i wasn't able access my music, pix, video folder and asked me to run chkdsk so i ran chkdsk/R and got most of the files ie i was able to access the folders again but i noticed that some videos had gone to 0 bytes, some pix said "preview no available" and music didn't play and program files said the application or dll path is missing or corrupted. I have tried countless recovery programs to get the data back but i still can't get it please help me!!!!!!!

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Quick Fast and in a hurry

by Michael Jay In reply to External problem

remove all data from that e: (the noisy drive?), I would think that it is failing and will not get better soon.

I would not recommend chkdsk or any other move than to copy all data that you can get now.

If the data is not replaceable I would suggest that you turn off the drive and contact someone like drivesavers or ontrack for professional data recovery procedures.

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There is too much data

by triplethreat2151 In reply to Quick Fast and in a hurry

The thing is i have been using for ages like 10 days and i haven't had anymore problems i think it maybe a bad sector i really need the data i called pro's and they said it would cost me $1000, i don't have that much money, i have made few backups but there is 100GB data where can i back it up C: has like 9 GB free can't put it on disks then how? I just want the data back somehow then i will get a new one, I have a warranty for this as well so i can return it but i got it online so the person hasn't exactly been in contact with me either. What should i do?

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Let me get this right

by Michael Jay In reply to There is too much data

This drive is new and seems to be failing, right?

It has a warranty, right?

You want the data, right?

You are kinda between a rock and a hard place as the warranty has no coverage for data, just the integrity of the hardware. If the hardware fails your data is lost but they will replace the drive.

A quick but still not too cheap option is to run to the Staples or other office supply store and buy a USB hard drive and try to backup to that.

If my understanding of your problem is correct, and the drive you have is failing and will get much worse soon. I would not wait for online help as that tends to be rather slow, get a place to put the data and get it there.

edit to add the "A"

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by deepsand In reply to External problem

Try the "Questions" forum; the "Discussion" forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

Post problems such as this to the "Question" forum, rather than the "Discussion" forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that's where they go to look for such.

Additionally there are the benefits that:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions comingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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Perhaps we could

by Michael Jay In reply to Suggestion

have a "move to questions" button like the "report as spam" button. Then the Powers that be could move this post and others like it to the questions forum.

Till that option is workable let us just help out as best we can.

Serving the customer comes first.

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by triplethreat2151 In reply to Perhaps we could

you guys are realy realy great, no one has helped me so much so far on this issue. Thanks thanks

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If you need help

by Bax2x In reply to OK

with anything computers this is the place to be. Everyone here is VERY helpful and knowledgeable. Always give a thumbs up to helpful comments to give props but also so anyone else who is having this problem can easily find the solution.

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An excellent suggestion; but, as you note, not likely.

by deepsand In reply to Perhaps we could

Thus, the intent of my earlier post is not to suggest that all such Discussions should be replicated in the Questions forum, but that they should serve to educate the OPs, along with other readers & participants, as to how to handle such matters in the future.

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RecoveryFix for windows

by triplethreat2151 In reply to External problem

I got the demo ver for this program and did a file recovery and when i looked in the lost files the pix that i m looking for said "File corrupted" in the preview, i hav no idea how they got corrupt. On the 10th they were ok but after chkdsk/R and chkdsk/F, these pix didn't display. Do you think that chkdsk utility corrupted these files?

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I do not think so

by Michael Jay In reply to RecoveryFix for windows

chkdsk will normally only do damage if your hard drive is failing.

But anything is possible.

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