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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.
Click on Write image file to disc outlined in red.
The next screen image will be like the one below.
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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