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Inspiron 1545, Vista, Error Code 00F0:0244 and Error Code 00F0:1A44


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#1 scgj

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:47 PM

From what I have found these errors mean I have to replace my hard drive.  Could I remove my WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN external hard from its casing and use it as my new laptop hard drive?  Given that this drive is SATA, 500 GB, and 5400 rpm, is it compatible. Also, I am unable to boot Windows from the hard drive or the installation DVD and was unable to retrieve my data using Knoppix as the hard drive would not mount.  Is my best chance to recover my data to use my old drive as a slave after it is replaced?  Is this different from just using it as an external hard drive?  Thanks.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:24 AM

<<Could I remove my WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN external hard from its casing and use it as my new laptop hard drive?>>

 

No...not unless your external hard drive has exactly the same files in the same format...as your boot/internal hard drive.  That would be the case only if you were cloning to the external hard drive, instead of making a backup.

 

From what I see, the WD drive makes backups, using WD software...it does not clone the Windows drive.

 

<<Is my best chance to recover my data to use my old drive as a slave after it is replaced?  Is this different from just using it as an external hard drive?>>

 

Your best chance of recovering any data from a drive which you cannot boot  and which you have unsuccessfully tried to access via a linux distro...IMO, is not good at all.  But there various free data recovery programs that members here had reported success with...and which  can be tried.

 

Data Recovery , GParted, AA - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic474881.html

 

Partition Find and Mount — free partition recovery software - http://findandmount.com/

 

Recovery Software, Partition Table Doctor - http://www.ptdd.com/

 

Recovery Software, Recover My Files - http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

 

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

 

I would try the above before possibly moving on to a paid version which I have had success with:  https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm .  I haven't used the newer version, but I feel that it's at least same quality as previous versions.

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 06:52 PM

Thank you.






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