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By eugenezl ·
Is it a possible to recovery data on hard drive? If it recognized by BIOS, Windows Explorer shows directories and files but almost all of files access unavilable. SCANDISK syas disk has bad sector(s) and Norton Doctor cannot help.
If it is possibleexplain what I need to do.

Thank you.

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by steve.grey In reply to hard drive problem

Assuming you are capable of attacing a second drive to your PC using an ide ribbon...If you have 2 Hdd's, attache the drive with the lost (data we will call it D:)to the second ide channal, the bios will then pick up this as a 2nd drive, let your PCboot up into windows then you should see the contents of the drive through either the command prompt or windows explorer.
If you can see what you are looking for, just copy and paste from to the C:...
If you are using the command prompt, createa new file and directory on your C: then in DOS copy wharever contents you need through the relevant path...This may help...

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by eugenezl In reply to hard drive problem

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by NickMkhn In reply to hard drive problem

Completely agree what is said above, just one note to add.
Sometimes it works when you set your sick HDD as slave on the same channel along with a good bootable HDD as master.
If nothing works and the BIOS doesn?t recognize the harddrive, try next:
- set in BIOS Secondary Slave to Auto, the rest to None;
- shutdown;
- remove all jumpers on your sick HDD, connect it to secondary channel;
- disconnect all other devices from IDE;
- reboot.

If the BIOS finally recognized the harddrive,try to access the drive, or shut down and
set the jumper to slave and then reboot and try to access the drive again directly, or by booting from another harddrive as suggested above.

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by eugenezl In reply to hard drive problem

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by a4pat In reply to hard drive problem

If all the above don't work because you have bad sectors on you disk, try a data recovering utility to recuperate the innaccessible data.

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