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how to recover my raw data?


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#1 Rachha

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:12 PM

I recently installed win xp-3. All went well until one day when I tried to open the drive D, it popped up "This disk in drive D is not formatted. Do you want to format now?" I store all photographs, Important documents, emails, etc.

I have not formatted the disk..

I had really very important data on that drive and I want it to recover/backup. I tried all the means.. I did some search on net, tried different kinds of data recovery software, but nothing worked out. please.. please.. help me recover my data..

I tried data recovery wizard program, which they said will recover raw partitions... but it failed.
I tried recover my files.. which also failed.
I tried testdisk, which failed. and many others.. but of no avail

In disk management, it shows Disk is healthy and it showing as:
Layout: partition
Type: Basic
File system: (showing nothing... it is blank... other drives showing NTFS)
Status: Healthy
capacity: 192.32
Free Space: 192.32
%free: 100%
fault tolerance: NO
overhead 0%

My hdd is Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 500 GB, Partition on D is 200 GB. Gegabyte motherboard

I will be very thankful somebody help me out......

If i am posting it in wrong forum or wrong way please change...

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:46 PM

<<...tried different kinds of data recovery software...>>

<<I tried data recovery wizard program, which they said will recover raw partitions... but it failed. I tried recover my files.. which also failed.
I tried testdisk, which failed. and many others.. but of no avail>>

Well...there is no guarantee that any data-recovery program will be successful...as you have discovered.

The best program I have used costs and can be found at GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software - http://runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm , but that doesn't mean that it will do the job for you.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:48 PM

Did you try Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva)?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

Thank you very much for the reply..

I have not tried either Recuva or GetDataBack

I will try these....

If I format the drive, can I recover the data?
Is there any other way to recover data other than using recovery software?

If these don't work... What is the final solution... can i recover the data or i lose..?

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

One thing at a time. Try Recuva.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:37 PM

If I format the drive, can I recover the data?


Just so you do`t misunderstand and attempt to format the drive, do NOT format it. Formatting is effectively erasing the drive contents.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:38 PM

Yeah!.. First I will try Recuva.. thank you

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

Thanks...ThunderZ, i will not format, now i will try Recuva and see...:)

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Find and Mount works well for recovering lost partitions http://findandmount.com/

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:31 PM

How are these drives configured in the system?
Is it a master/slave situation?

If so, have you tried reseating the data cables on both ends?
Maybe one is loose.
In the beginning there was the command line.

#11 Rachha

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:29 AM

Finally, I got it... I am able to recover my data. I attached my HDD to one of my friends CPU... there.. in his sys, I am able to see the drive and data and I did backup my data... :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot all of you for your best advises and suggestions...

Thanks once again you all

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:35 AM

Odd that it was seen on your friends system but not yours. <_<

Glad to hear you got it worked out and was able to save your data though. :woot:

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:25 PM

I think, as Eyesee said, there might be some loose connection. God! I am totally tension-free now...
I was searching on net day-and-night on net... at last :thumbsup:

Now I got a air blower and cleaned up the cabinet...., Did clean format.. and now everything's working good.

Thanks to Bleeping Computer community...




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