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#1 macdadluke23

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:15 PM

I recently has to format my main hard drive and reinstall windows vist 32 bit home premium but before i did that i backed up my files to my secondary hard drive which is a 1.5tb barracuda hard drive. Now when i got my computer up and running again i try to copy all my backup files to my main hard drive but I am getting an Invalid dos function when i am trying to copy my files from the Barracuda hard drive to my main hard drive.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:17 PM

What file systems are used on the two drives involved?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 07:39 PM

they are both ntfs

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

Worth A Read.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:39 PM

Can you recommend what is a good software that can repair my bad clusters

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:03 PM

Well...I have to ask...what makes you think that "repairing" bad clusters...is a solution of any kind?

FWIW: Every drive has bad clusters, from the beginning. That, in itself is not a problem for any hard drive...since a drive contains many, many clusters.

AFAIK, there is nothing that repairs bad clusters...but there are utilities that work around bad clusters, marking those sections of a hard drive as unuseable and positing data on other sections of the hard drive.

Recovering Hard Disks with Bad Blocks Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/29

The chkdsk /r tool (in XP) does some recovery of data which is placed in/on bad sectors of a hard drive. But...it sometimes encounters situations that it cannot overcome.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 06:38 AM

As said in that last article the manufacturers disk tools will be the best to use to mark out bad sectors
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

Is there a software to recover lost files especially video files or there is no way to get them back at all

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:40 PM

There are plenty of programs that attempt...attempt to recover data which has become inaccessible, for one reason or another.

Recovery is not guaranteed by any program that I have ever used or tried or read of.

Some programs are better than others, in my experience.

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