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Accessing Data On Faulty Hard Drive

Q: Accessing Data On Faulty Hard Drive

My PC s hard drive recently failed and had to be replaced Thankfully I had a bit of warning as the drive Drive Accessing On Faulty Data Hard had been acting strangely for a while so I d backed up pretty-much everything that s important to me before the failure However there is one email that I received just Accessing Data On Faulty Hard Drive before the crash and which is very important to me Unfortunately I didn t have time Accessing Data On Faulty Hard Drive to back this up I would like to Accessing Data On Faulty Hard Drive try to retrieve this email from off of the faulty drive and have read quite widely on the internet that one way of possibly gaining temporary access to a faulty drive is to place the faulty drive in some ziplock bags to exclude moisture and then to deep freeze it afterwhich and once reconnected it just may work for long enough to back up important docs Some say to freeze the drive for hours and some say for at least a week but my question is no matter how long the drive is frozen for does it actually help it to work or is it just a joke with me being so stupid as to believe it I mean surely after re-connection and once the frozen drive begins to warm back up water droplets may form on its suface and circuitry which certainly wouldn t bode well for continued operation when connected to a volt supply When all is said and done I would like to retrieve my lost data but not at the expense of turning my entire PC into toast Let s suppose I keep the freshly frozen drive out of the PC case let s say on an antistatic bag and connect it to its own volt supply and not the same one as used to power the rest of the PC so that the only connection it has to the main board is by means of its SATA cable Would I be likely to do any damage this way Perhaps just worth a mention that when the drive failed it just sat there either making a clicking noise or doing nothing with the PC continually displaying the blue screen of death Ultimately can anyone suggest any better ways of gaining access to data on a faulty drive Any suggestions gratefully received nbsp

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A:Recover Data from Faulty Hard Drive thats been partitioned

As long as the 3 partitions where not over-written by "Knowhow" the data should all be intact and readable to the extent that the drive is readable..

when you get your old HDD back - purchase a HDD to USB external adapter - and you should be able to access the data..
to copy it over to another HDD > that is what they are going to do..

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A:hard drive enclosure--accessing data

My new computer is a Dell Studio laptop running windows vista. The hard drive is from a Toshiba Satellite running windows xp. The hard drive enclosure is an I/O Magic 2.0 enclosure. It did not come with any software. Thanks
 

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A:Problem Accessing Data from Hard Drive

At this point, do as little as you can from that computer. You can probably still recover these files. Download a free program like Recuva and run a scan on that hard drive to try and recover those files. You may have to mount the hard drive in another computer and run the scan from a different Windows OS. Good luck!
 

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A:Accessing secure folders to recover data on a failing hard drive

You sure it's not just a permission issue? Try How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP.  7 is pretty much the same. Just takes a lot more clicks.
 
Oh, and in the future, backup your data to a second physical disk or the cloud. This will avoid the inevitable.

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A:Faulty Hard-Drive?

Put the drive in a freezer bag and chill it right down for an hour , then try again.

Sometimes works, and if it does then extract everything you can. It may be your only access chance.

If nothing else, you perhaps realise now that a HDD is only temporary storage, and must be backed up. They are cheaper these days but the quality and longevity has not improved.
 

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A:Faulty Hard Drive

I will ask a Moderator to escalate your issue. A failed hard disk is covered under warranty. You may be asked to provide the hardawre fail code that the test gave you. I hope you have your recovery media available. You will need the recovery media  to recover the notebook to its factory delivered state.

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A:HELP Faulty Hard drive??

It is possible that the fall damaged the hard drive read/write heads, the hardware that positions the heads, and/or possibly the disc surfaces as well. This is particularly true if the drive was powered up at the time of the fall.

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A:Faulty hard drive?

Sounds like a bad drive.

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:

Manufacturer's Tests
Victoria for DOS
Victoria for Windows (Both versions of Victoria are among the best and most thorough tests available.)
HD Tune
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A:Faulty Hard Drive??

From the hard drive's manufacturer's web site, download and run the diagnostic tool.
 

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A:Faulty Ext. Hard Drive, no access.

Hi,

Are you able to access this drive from the command prompt? If so, try a chkdsk /R on it and lets see if that improves access.

Regards,
Golden

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A:Is my hard drive faulty/broken?

Do you have any idea how long the scorch marks have been there?

In particular, have they been there longer than you have had blue screens?

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A:Is my External hard-drive faulty?

What other devices are turned off?

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A:Faulty Hard drive? Or does XP just really suck

You can run diagnostics on the drive to rule out failure:

Depending on the brand:

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/Support_HUTIL.html
Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/
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A:Issues accessing data on Lacie Drive

Sounds like the drive has died, if so software data recovery will not work, you might have to ship it to a professional data recovery house, not cheap at all.

Does it spin up when connected to the enclosure?

Have you connected it directly to a motherboard in a PC?

Some sata II drives have a jumper setting to limit the speed to 1.5gb/s, you might try this setting if it has it.

.
 

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Good question!

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A:Dropped my Laptop may have faulty Hard Drive

Use something like SeaTools to check condition of HDD, link to download here

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/148578-dropped-my-laptop-may-have-faulty-hard-drive.html
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Hi all,

I have exactly the same problem with my sons Sony Vaio laptop as the member in thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/909494-my-laptop-says-has-no-2.html

The Hard drive is a Seagate ST9160821AS but having looked on the net it would appear this model is not made anymore.

Does anyone know of a different model HDD that I could purchase that would be compatible with this laptop.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Phil.
 

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Ok here's my situation. I have a computer that will not boot up. So I want to check the hard drive on it to see if it is the hard drive that is kaput. I have another computer. However the working computer is using an SATA cable with it's hard drive. There is however an open place to put in a 40 pin ribbon cable. Can I just take the ribbon cable out of the faulty computer and plug it into the motherboard on the working computer. Or will this cause problems? All I want to do is see if the faulty computer's have drive is junk or not.Thanks.
 

A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

Make sure the old cable is an 80 wire 40 pin. The empty controller in the newer computer may also need to be turned on in the bios.
 

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A:Solved: Could faulty external hard drive enclosure cause HD to click?

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A:A Disk Read Error Occurred (pretty sure it's not a faulty hard-drive)

It is a Sony laptop, not really serviceable except by them, I did find this on Sony's site. You could try resetting the bios.
Sony eSupport - VGC-RC110G - Support

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

a 1000Watt shouldn't have any problem coping with the components that you have, i would recommend that u borrow a power supply from a friend and try it out on your computer, maybe the power supply is old and is not supplying proper voltages on all the rails....
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-power-supply-affect-hard-drive-computer-performance.160966/
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A:Accessing second hard drive

First thing I'd do is double check all the power and data connections. Maybe even try a new 80 wire IDe cable. Check the jumpers on the back of each drive as well.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-second-hard-drive.466256/
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A:Hard drive keeps accessing something.....

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking download and install CCleaner, delete temp files. Then download www.malwarebytes.org. If malwarebytes doesn't find anything then go to the Task Manager/Processes when your computer slows down, and see what program is using the most memory usage. Also go to Event Viewer and see if any System or Applications have a red X error next to them.

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hai,


i am using windows 7 64 bit version last night i installed magix pc check & tuning 2012.after i run the pc check then i select the fix all problems . today i open my computer and i accessing c drive and d drive there showing you have may not appropriate permission message showing. What can i do Plz help me thanks.

Plz check the screen shot.

A:Hard drive can not accessing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by thribhureddi


hai,


i am using windows 7 64 bit version last night i installed magix pc check & tuning 2012.after i run the pc check then i select the fix all problems . today i open my computer and i accessing c drive and d drive there showing you have may not appropriate permission message showing. What can i do Plz help me thanks.

Plz check the screen shot.


Welcome to 7 forums.

Do you get the permission message for both C and D drives or for folders in the drives ??

The screenshot is not there.

PS.
Please update your System Specs in the User CP.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/210862-hard-drive-can-not-accessing.html
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I have a notebook that bit the dust because of motherboard issues. It had win 7 on it. I took the hard drive out and have connected it to my older notebook a P4 - via a usb enclosure, that has win xp on it. When I look in the control panel, I see that the notebook is recognizing the usb hard drive but in my computer I cannot see it. What is going on? Not sure if this is a win 7 question, a win xp question or a hardware question - sorry if it is misposted. The hard drive in the usb enclosure has been partitioned to c: d: and e:
 

A:Accessing a hard drive with win 7 using win xp

I moved your thread from Windows 7 to XP since your current OS is XP. Perhaps it's a hardware issue.

What is it in the control panel that indicates the notebook is recognizing the USB hard drive?

I'm guessing that c:, d: and e: were the drive letters assigned to the partition when you booted to Windows 7. Almost guaranteed that different drive letters will be assigned whenever you mount the disk on another Windows system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-a-hard-drive-with-win-7-using-win-xp.981728/
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Hello all,

my old computer stopped working (some problem with the board) and I had to get a new one. I extracted the hard drive from it, a Seagate Momentus 5400.2, 120 GB drive, model ST9120821A. Is there a way to access that hard drive from my new computer? Do I need a cable or any other devise? Thanks a lot for your help... I know very little about computers and any help will be appreciated!
 

A:Accessing a Hard Drive?

3 ways

1. Mount the hard drive as secondary in the new PC if it has an IDE connector on the motherboard. Most newer PC's do not.

2. Install the drive into an external USB hard drive enclosure

3. Use one of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189169
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-a-hard-drive.810345/
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Hi There,

Hoping to get some expert help. The problem is - is that upon start-up of windows my computer hard drive continually accesses itself constantly. I've tried killing things and seeing what is taking ram/CPU usage but don't see anything out of ordinary.

I do not have access to a XP boot CD.

Thanks
Chris

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A:Hard Drive Keeps Accessing - Please Help

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A:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/data-extractors-sql-header-hard-drive-data-recovery.438131/
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Hey everyone.

I have a problem. Basically my computer has 2 hard-drives, the HDD I'm currently using has Windows 7 (which I only recently got), the other has Windows XP installed on it, which has loads of files and stuff left on it. Now my problem is, I can access my old hard-drive from this one, however everytime I try to open a folder or anything I have to manually set permissions for just that one folder/file. Now I have a huge amount of files and folders on there, so it would take my weeks to manually set permissions for all of it. I also cannot copy and paste the folders/files from my old HDD to my new one.

My question is essentially is there an easy way to set permission that will affect ALL the folders and files in my old HDD?


Thanks for your time. Any help is appreciated.

A:Accessing files on old Hard-Drive.

Go to the Documents and Settings folder on the XP drive (from within Windows 7)
Right click on the Documents and Settings folder and select Properties
Then select the Security tab
Then select the Advanced button
Then select the Owner tab
Then select the Edit button

Change the owner to you
THEN place a checkmark in the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box. Let it run until done.
Then click Apply, then click OK repeatedly to exit the dialog

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A:Hard drive constantly accessing

Figured out the problem. Windows Media Player has some sort of setting to share files with an XBOX 360, which is also on the network. What a pain. Turned off that sharing feature in WMP, and all is well.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190148/hard-drive-constantly-accessing/
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A:accessing hard drive through bios

Go here http://www.maxtor.com/en/index.htm and d/load the diognostic and repair tools for your drive.Maxtor has the tools for Quantum drives. Go into bios and in the cmos setup you can change your drive detection to auto, save and exit, and see if it detects the drive then.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-hard-drive-through-bios.224856/
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A:Accessing file on Old Hard Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eddie57


The old hard drive has the sata connection and I have a sata cable, but have never used one previously. I connected the cable to the old hard drive and then plugged in the power cord to the wall outlet. I then I connected the USB cable from the sata cable connected to my old drive to my new PC’s USB port.


That last sentence seems incomplete.

"I then connected the USB cable from the SATA cable connected to my old drive to my new PC's USB port."

Do you mean that your old drive had BOTH a SATA connector as well as a USB connector? This was an internal drive in your old machine before it died?

Do you mean you used some kind of SATA-to-USB adapter cable, going from SATA connector on the drive to USB and then into a USB socket on the new PC?

Are you planning on adding this drive from the old machine as a second internal hard drive on the new machine? You can certainly do that very easily (it just needs a power cable connection and a data cable connection, and an available slot in your internal hard drive cage).

If this was a SATA drive and was in your old machine as a SATA drive then it had a SATA cable and a SATA power connector cable. You should use a SATA cable and connect it to an available SATA connector on the new machine's motherboard.

I still don't understand how USB enters the story. Please clarify. If it was a USB drive on the old machine, it can certainly be a USB drive on the new machine... but these are generally external drives, not internal drives.

As I said above, installing the drive as a second internal SATA drive on your new machine is simple, assuming you have an available SATA connector on the motherboard, a SATA data cable, a SATA power connector, and a free slot in the drive cage.

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A:Problem Accessing My Old Hard Drive

Go to Start Orb -> right click "Computer" -> choose "Manage"
Then, go to Disk Mangement.

You will see on the right, your usual hard drive and your optical storage drive. If your old hard drive is detected, you will see it there. If it is, right click then give it its own drive access letter. Then, it'll show up in Computer just fine

If it isn't... well, there's a problem with the hard drive.

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A:accessing another computers hard drive?

Try this boot disc: Ubuntu Live CD to back up files from your dead Windows It should allow you access to the drive and to back up any important data to DVD's or an external drive as long as the hard drive is not completely inoperative.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-another-computers-hard-drive.1027168/
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A:Program Accessing Hard Drive

Hi,

Sorry for this delay. Please post a fresh log if you still have this problem.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40273/program-accessing-hard-drive/
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A:Accessing laptop hard drive

It should just be the sata power connector, does it look like a larger version of the sata connector?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/accessing-laptop-hard-drive.974375/
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A:Help accessing external hard drive

Hi @3billy3!

Since the drive appears in Device Manager you can try to boot with Linux Live CD and see if you can access the data stored on it. In order to do that just follow these steps:

1. Download/burn the ISO image to a CD or USB.
2. Change the boot order to the media you burned the Linux on.
3. Once it loads, you could try and mount the drive (or if Linux can read it, it will mount by itself) and see if it is recognized. In case it is - transfer the data.

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Hope this helps and let me know how it went. Feel free to upload some screenshots as well so I can take a look.

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A:Hard Drive Won't stop accessing

Use Task Manager and check the cpu usage. You can also check which process is using the most cpu (assuming the cpu usage is high).
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-wont-stop-accessing.1057740/
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A:Accessing an internal hard drive as if it is external.

You simply need to take ownership of the files, see here: http://www.blogsdna.com/2159/how-to...sions-to-access-files-folder-in-windows-7.htm
 

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A:any programs I can use to see whats accessing my Hard Drive?

Give these a try:
Process Monitor
DiskMon

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A:Wipe Hard Drive without Accessing Windows

you should get the option to remove the partions and reset up the drive from the DVD
otherwise I would use
http://www.dban.org/

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A:Solved: HELP! Accessing an MP3 player's Hard Drive

have you tried the "Add hardware" thing in the control panel? i'm assuming you're running WinXP. If so (or even if you're running 2000 or ME) just go into the control panel and use that to search for new hardware devices. Though you shouldnt need to do this in the first place...but i suppose it couldnt hurt.
 

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A:constantly accessing external hard drive

Are any programs installed directly to it rather than just using it for storage? If so any one of them if running can cause a problem. Another test you can do is do an msconfig and pick to bootup with certain things enabled or disabled. this will givey ou a list of the running things and what may be accessing the drive.
 

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A:Accessing MPEG on external hard drive

Copy it to your hard drive.
 

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A:Accessing 2nd hard drive of networked computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jmsnyc


I connected two computers using a switch. I can access the 2nd computer by typing \\ipaddress. I login as the primary user (admin access) of the other machine and the root folder is users. I can drill down and view all files. Problem is that I wish to be able to navigate to D drive of that machine but I can't because highest folder level is users ?


To access the root of the drive you would need to go into D: >properties> Security tab> Edit button > Add check marks for the required permissions for the Authenticated User, Apply, OK etc.

You would also need to allow for sharing of the D drive through the Sharing tab> Advanced Sharing button, click the box to share the drive then hit the Permissions button, add check marks to the Everyone share, hit apply etc.

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A:Accessing My Documents on External Hard Drive

log in as admin and not as your regular name, most likely the system thinks your a diff. user, see if u can change the filer permissions on the folders
 

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A:System Pauses after accessing new hard drive.

Go to the drive manufacturer's web site and download their drive test utility. Run a test on the drive. Some second-rate drive companies don't have the testing utilities. I hope yours does.

The "click" you describe worries me. Could be what we know as "the click of death", meaning the drive could be failing.
 

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A:Accessing the hard drive on a broken laptop

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A:Problem accessing new external USB hard drive

Right click on My Computer, Manage, Disk Management. Find the drive in the graphic display, you can partition and format it there. After that, it shows up in My Computer.
 

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A:Prevent Windows 7 from accessing 2nd Hard Drive.

You might be able to see what is running using this little program.

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Is your old drive IDE or SATA?
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A:[SOLVED] Accessing Interanal Hard Drive

Have you done this,

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A:Accessing programs from external hard drive

No problem as long as the drivers for the drive are always loaded before the programs from it.
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A:Error accessing hard drive from 'dead' Win7 PC.

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