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#1 Highveelocity

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

I previously posted a thread about my picture files missing from a slave hard drive. Some of the picture folders returned (how?) a few days later, but with only a few pics in each one, hundreds of pictures missing. I tried the various free software to recover the missing data. It succeeded in bringing only a few more back, most files were corrupted so bad they couldn't be read anymore. On my motorcycle forum someone suggested that I do a system restore to a previous date, AND IT WORKED! All my pictures are back, and I'm making copies of those to CD as I type. My question is this: How can the system restore affect the slave drive, where the pictures were, if the OS wasn't on there?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:17 PM

If it were me...when files disappear or large numbers cannot be read, it usually means hard drive trouble. I would check it.

I can't answer your question about SR, I've never used it. I prefer to do routine disk images of my boot partition.

But I would suspect the hard drive itself played a larger part in the disappearance/restoration...than SR.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

I tried to do a hard drive check with software from WD, but I got a blue screen everytime I tried. Which hard drive do you supect may be failing, the one with the OS on it, or the slave with the pics on it? Thanks..................

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:53 PM

Well...it would not be impossible to check each...and perhaps wise, as well.

But I meant the one containing the files which come and go.

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