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XP crash upgraded to Win 10 and Pictures are corrupted

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#1 Necral25


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:07 AM

Hi Guys,

Had an odd turn of events that someone might know how to fix.

Had a computer running Win XP and suddenly stopped working, was on a serge protector and just stopped working, thinking it might have been the power supply. 

Bought a new computer with pre loaded Windows 10, I took the old hard drive from the XP computer and put it in a powered external drive case and plugged it in, most of the files are exactly as they were on the old PC. However some of the pictures, from the past 6 months or so are all showing fine in thumbnails but when opened have colored bars with all vertiacal or horizontal chopping up the image. 

I have tried the drive on a different machine to make sure it wasn't a new computer hardware issue and have tried opening the pictures in different programs and all turn the same.

When I switch the thumbnail to large view I see the distortion in the thumbnail as well.

When a picture opens it shows very briefly ( all be it a bit blurry) the original image without the bars. 

I have tried using Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, but did not have any results.


Anything else I can try? Seems everything is still there just a small segment has been messed up, any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:42 AM

1)  Make a backup copy of the drive immediately.  If that's too much data, then at least backup the photo's immediately.

Then, make another copy of the photos that you can work on - leaving the original and the backup copy alone.


2)  Make a post in the Graphics Design and Photo Editing forum located here:  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/37/graphics-design-and-photo-editing/

ZIP up and upload one of the photo's (leave out any with identifying information) so that the helpers there can see exactly what the problem is.


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#3 Necral25

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

Appreciate the reply,I will make a copy of it asap and then have a workable copy as well

Taking a look at the graphics forum you have mentioned as well to see if there can be anything salvaged

Thanks again

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