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Using test disk within parted magic to fix bad/unreadable hard drive

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#1 zachj


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:07 PM

I'm in parted magic on the bad computer, was able to access and back up all my data from the c: drive.  At this point I suppose I could just buy a new sea gate hard drive but was curious if I could possibly somehow fix this bad drive using parted magic?  I tried running TestDisk but when I select analyze it says Partition: Read error.   When selecting quick search it says No partition found or selected for recovery.


Anything else I can do, or is it completely fried?

Edited by hamluis, 23 April 2016 - 08:14 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

Using Parted Magic click on DiskHealth or Gsmartcontrol depending on your iso version. Run the short and long test if you can. If Gsmartcontrol cannot access the disk then I would have to assume the disk has failed.

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