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Problem accessing partition of external harddisk


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#1 shiva

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:43 PM

Hello,
i have an external hard disk case which has Hitachi 60 GB hard disk on it. My problem is Previously it was working like a charm and I was able to access the hard disk partition without problem but now whenever i connect usb cable of hard disk to computer only response from the case is the blinking light and some clicking like noise from harddisk.I tried using hdd regenerator assuming problem with bad block in hard disk but after scanning it showed me report that there are bad blocks in sector 0-10.So my question is, is there any method to recover my data from this hard disk if yes what is it.I have many important documents in this hard disk which is unaccessible due to this problem.So please someone provide me the method to recover data from this hard disk ASAP.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:50 PM

The easiest would be to just remove the hard drive from the USB enclosure...and attach it directly to your motherboard. This is done with the system off, of course and with proper jumper settings.

If the system then detects the drive, your enclosure was the problem.

If your system does not detect the drive, then you probably need to try using recovery software.

Data recovery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:12 PM

Thanks bro for reply.I will try this trick and see if it works or not.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:23 PM

I tried connecting the harddisk to pc but still no luck.I think this problem is happening because of bad sector in the 0 sector due to which the master boot record is corrupt and the harddisk is inaccessible.I tried using active partition recovery from dos mode and it showed me the files and folder which are in harddisk.So my question is, is there any good recovery software which I can use to recover data from the harddisk surface ? because i used Active uneraser,file recovery pro but they showed error that "there is problem accessing harddisk" .So I think only that software which can recover data from harddisk surface not the partition will be able to recover data.So if anyone knows the good recovery software which doesn't need the partiton information but can directly recover data from harddisk surface please provide me ASAP.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 04:05 PM

only response from the case is the blinking light and some clicking like noise from hard disk.


Not a good sign. That sound is also called "the click of death". The armature and the platter are not playing nice with each other
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