data recovery

By asaunders12 ·
I have an external hard drive that I salvaged from an old laptop. The drive worked fine for a while but has crashed. The computer shows it as a partitioned drive E (data) & F ( ). The correct partition is drive E and I can see it in the root tree but its gray.

The computer shows F now as the main drive and the correct data amount for the E drive. I will try to boot to the F drive that But when I try to boot I get a "Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).

Is there any program I can use to change the drive info?

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So when you removed this drive from the NB did you format it?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to data recovery

Even if you did have you tried opening the Command Line and running Check Disc Repair from your Command Line?

Try that first and if you are not sure how your OS performs this try looking in the Help File for directions.


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by a.portman In reply to data recovery

Put the HD in an enclosure to make it a USB drive. Attach the enclosure to a computer and boot that computer with a HiRens CD. Boot HiRens to the mini Windows tools. You should see the old HD. COPY EVERYTHING you want to save from the drive to the computer. Reformat or repair the old HD with the HiRens tools. Now reboot without cd. See if the USB mounted HD is readable.

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Solve this problem on computer

by Jason519 In reply to data recovery

Maybe you can solve this problem in computer, right click "my computer" and go to management, then you can see the disk management, here you can see the partitions of the computer hard drive and the external device,right cilck the drive which means your external hard drive and, then change the disk name and path, I hope it can help you!

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Data Recovery

by thetermonkao In reply to data recovery

Data Recovery (Windows, Trial): Personally, Myjad Data Recovery has been indispensible. Myjad makes data recovery simple and easy. if you're only interested in browsing and restoring selected files off of the drive, Myjad is a great option. Alternatively, check out Undelete Plus for Windows.

TestDisk (Win/OS X/Linux, Free): If you're not afraid of the command line, TestDisk is an open source utility that can run against almost any platform or partition type. It does a great job of recovering data quickly, and won't do unnecessary writes against the drive you're trying to recover from.

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