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#1 SP127

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:40 PM

Well, I'm asking, but I think i'm SOL. Long story short, I turned my computer off last night and when I turned it back on this morning it went into a boot loop. Since then, I have tried plugging it into another computer to determine the issue, in which case that computer decided it felt like doing a CHKDSK on it. That CHKDSK has now caused the hard drive to give me a "Verifying DMI Pool. Data Disk read error."

I'm not too worried about getting it running again or anything, but there are quite a lot of family pictures on that hard drive and if at all possible I'd like to transfer them to another drive.

So I suppose what I am basically asking is, is it possible to transfer files from a hard drive that won't boot to a working hard drive? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:35 PM

Yes, all you have to do is connect the drive in another computer as a slave drive, don't choose it as the boot drive in the boot menu.

You should be able to browse the drives contents and save the folder to your boot drive.
The reason a chkdsk was performed, is because windows was not shut down properly the last time it was accessed.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:42 AM

I connected the drive as a slave on my newer computer, and when I went to access it a message popped up saying it couldn't be accessed and was corrupted. Would it be worthwhile to use a data recovery program like EASEUS to see if I can get anything off of it?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 12:56 AM

I connected the drive as a slave on my newer computer, and when I went to access it a message popped up saying it couldn't be accessed and was corrupted. Would it be worthwhile to use a data recovery program like EASEUS to see if I can get anything off of it?

I can not advise you on this program called EASEUS since I have never used or heard of it before.

If you feel you can save your data this way you can try it but I can not advise you on its use.

Usually people use a LiveCD from UBUNTU linux to access the contents of corrupt drives.

Try the program you mentioned above, if it fails to work, try using the LiveCD, you'll have to burn the ISO to a cdrom and boot from it and access the drive while it is connected to a data cable on the same computer.
Here is the link to the ISO image you'll need for burning a bootable LiveCD

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:30 AM

I connected the drive as a slave on my newer computer, and when I went to access it a message popped up saying it couldn't be accessed and was corrupted. Would it be worthwhile to use a data recovery program like EASEUS to see if I can get anything off of it?

I can not advise you on this program called EASEUS since I have never used or heard of it before.

If you feel you can save your data this way you can try it but I can not advise you on its use.

Usually people use a LiveCD from UBUNTU linux to access the contents of corrupt drives.

Try the program you mentioned above, if it fails to work, try using the LiveCD, you'll have to burn the ISO to a cdrom and boot from it and access the drive while it is connected to a data cable on the same computer.
Here is the link to the ISO image you'll need for burning a bootable LiveCD

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD


Perfect, thank you. I'll give the data recovery program a shot and see what I can find. If I can't find anything, I'll try out LiveCD. Thanks again.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:29 AM

If your files were in the Documents/Settings group of folders...and you received the "access denied" message...that's perfectly normal.

The way to overcome that is to take ownership of the files in those folders.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:21 PM

If your files were in the Documents/Settings group of folders...and you received the "access denied" message...that's perfectly normal.

The way to overcome that is to take ownership of the files in those folders.

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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I couldn't access the drive at all, not just the Documents and Settings folders. It was telling me it is corrupt which doesn't surprise me after all of the problems CHKDSK has a habit of causing. I did, however, manage to recover 1300 pictures with the data recovery software.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:51 PM

It's good to have a recovery program around - they work wonders as long as the hard drive still spins and the heads move! Redundancy is getting difficult for me - I have about 30k pictures and videos accumulated over the past 5 years (my wife is crazy about taking pictures and videos!) - but is still the easiest solution to future problems. Good luck!




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