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#1 ucmego

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:46 PM

Hi,

OS Vista 64 Bit

Running external Nas case powered via the network inside connected to it was a ide Wd 180Gb hard drive.

Some how its got corrupted so i got the stupid case and thew it out it was good 4 nothing but corrupting my drive what a nightmare.

So i went out and got a ide to usb adaptor to try and read the data and it tells me it needs to be format cannot get into it.

I assume that the partition/mbr is damaged is there a way of fixing it without format as i need the data.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:00 AM

You can try the data recovery program of your choice.

Louis

Edited by garmanma, 17 October 2009 - 10:23 AM.
Fixed hiccup


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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:51 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the repky, can anything other than data recovery be done as in terms of fixing this issue with some tool.

Run WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

Here are the results:

Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WDC WD18 00BB-00DAA0
Unit Serial Number: N/A
Firmware Number: 3G65
Capacity: 180.05 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors.
Test Time: 10:38:20, October 18, 2009

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:29 AM

Hi

Run Hd Tune and this was the result.

Looks like 4 Damaged sectors.

Is there anything other than recovery to get the drive into right state before recovery and format.

Thnx

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

If a WD drive fails the WD extended diagnostic...I'd be looking for a replacement drive.

The drive is unreliable as far as future activity, IMO.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:07 AM

Hi,

Thnx for your reply.

What would be good recovery software to recover data with a drive that has damaged sectors.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:51 AM

it may be impossible to recover from bad sectors

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:41 AM

The chkdsk /r command (within XP) recovers data from bad sectors, as best as it is able.

Have you run that?

If not, I would normally suggest doing so...then running the HDTune scan again.

But...the big concern is that your drive failed the manufacturer's diagnostic.

<<What would be good recovery software to recover data with a drive that has damaged sectors?>>

Well...no recovery effort is guaranteed, as pointed out in previous post.

I've had success using GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software - http://runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm but I don't think our situations are similar.

Louis




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