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By Web Management ·
Sir
I have a 6.4 GB hard drive, having three logical partitions C,D,E. MS ScanDisk found two bad sectors in C, But Now it just don't scan the drive D(2nd Logical Partition), But gives the following error message
"SCANDISK ENCOUNTERED A DATA ERROR WHILE READIND THE FAT on DRIVE D, THIS ERROR PREVENTS SCANDISK FROM FIXING THIS DRIVE"
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Partition E is simply not visible,
Is there any way with which I can recover my data from all these partitions...and How can I make this disk useable again?

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by zlitocook In reply to Hard Disk Problems

Some thing simular has happened to me twice. The first time I down loaded a diagnostic program from the hard drive maker and was able to the FAT from the bad partition. The second time was last week. The hard drive was almost gone all I could do was boot to a dos prompt and copy out what I could befor it was gone. Try the hard drive web site first to see if there is a fix or diagnostic program. Try a boot disk to get into those partitions and copy out data.

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by dmiles In reply to Hard Disk Problems

If you have access to a third party utility like norton disk doctor,you could possibly salvage the data on the drive before it goes out the way that it is headed.
Also reference the TechRepublic article 200 ways to save a hard drive.

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Hard Disk Problems

My friend,
1.- issue e backup of what you see.
2.- Get the right tool, like the Norton Suit in order to fix your drive.
3.- Run the ndd (Norton disk doctor) and follow the instructions.
4.- While running ndd check if the cursor stops in a sectoror cluster for a bit. If you saw many of this delaying signals, they are saying that many of this clusters or sectors are performing a read error. Although the disk could be fixed, consider a new hdd.

good luck

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