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Old drive not booting, now in enclosure, need to recover files


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#1 apensity

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

SO my old hard drive wouldn't boot anymore, I think the error had something to do with MUI not being full or something? So I bought a new computer and pulled the drive from my old computer and put it into an enclosure. It is registering on my new computer as I:, but I get an error I:/ is not accessible The request could not be performed because of an I/O Device Error. 

 

I am guessing I need to put a master boot record on the external drive to get it to be recognized? I have a ton of pics on that drive, most are backed up, but I got a few months behind and CHristmas and a few other important months of pics are on there and I don't want to lose them (or pay $3000 to recover them either). Any ideas?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:18 AM

How to use Ubuntu to recover data from a hard drive.
 
Please download Ubuntu, you will need to burn this to a CD in order to make a bootable disc.  To do this please download ImgBurn.
 
When you open ImgBurn you will see a screen image like the one below.
 
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Click on Write image file to disc outlined in red.
 
The next screen image will be like the one below.
 
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Click on the icon of the folder and magnifing glass outlined in red to the right of Source to locate the Ubuntu ISO file.  Place a CD in the optic drive and click Burn.
 
In order to boot from this disc you may need to enter the BIOS and make your CD/DVD-ROM the first device in the boot order.
 
 
 
There is a good tutorial for using Ubuntu to recover data from Windows.
 

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