Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:51 PM
Just for future reference (Not trying to be a jerk, seriously):
Once you have a bad hard drive, don't screw around with running multiple diagnostics to see what the problem is. It rarely, if ever, turns out to be a simple fix. Running HD Regenerator on a bad HD, with data you need to recover, is pointless and possibly destructive. Running the manufacturer's diagnostic programs on a bad HD, with data you need to recover, is pointless and possibly destructive. Get your data off it first, if you can, then play with it. You really haven't fixed any errors. The fact that "errors" aren't showing up, doesn't mean thay have been fixed.
Wait on an enclosure, then run recovery on it. I think "Recuva" is free. Easeus will set you back ~$75. Sometimes you luck out. I pulled 2 years worth of baby pics from a hard drive a couple months ago and the mom cried she was so relieved. I taught her how to backup data after that.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)