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Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

Q: Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

My computer running Windows Ultimate -bit can no longer access my Western Digital Caviar quot Black quot TB hard drive that s connected but I suspect my data to still be in there so I wonder what data recorvery tools people have used and recommend This is one of the additional drives to my operating system C drive It has been formatted as NTFS and been working fine for several months until with recommendations Data format, from drive please lost recovery software a week ago Now it appears as the E drive on Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please My Computer as originally configured but the volume label is now blank I used to have that named as quot Media quot When I double-click on it to Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please enter the drive I get the Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please error message quot E is not accessible The parameter is incorrect quot In Computer Management -- gt Storage -- gt Disk Management the drive appears but it s File System is now indicated as RAW rather than NTFS I have tried using Active Partition Recovery and that successfully lists my drive with the original label name quot Media quot and as NTFS and also lists the folders located at the root of the drive which is why I suspect my data to still be in there and recoverable However when I use this tool to do a full scan of my disk it freezes after scanning MB There are tools out there with varying reliability so whch ones do people here recommend another tool I trired I forget its name was scanning my disk but prediced days to go over the entire TB so that s out of the question I have been told to use a tool that can recover files onto a separate disk rather then try to repair the original disk and risk losing more of the original data Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks nbsp

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Preferred Solution: Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Data recovery from drive with lost format, software recommendations please

Oh crap. Something like this happened recently to me when I had backed up some data to an USB thumb drive. It worked fine for awhile, then some weeks later, my PC just couldn't read it anymore (kept saying "disk in drive needs to be reformatted/etc"...and the properties for the drive also showed it as RAW format instead of FAT32 like it would have been usually).

I think the issue is drive corruption, which seems to be fairly common with external devices like USB drives, but odd in the case of an internal drive. The remedy for me was to try to access it from a different system, which was easy since being a USB stick I could try it elsewhere easily. If you can use another system to access the drive, preferably a Linux/Ubuntu based one; it is likely your best bet to recoup the data before its lost permanently. An external HDD kit would be ideal, and they are quite cheap also.

Hope this helps!
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Hi guys,

Not really sure where to post this, perhaps mods could move it to appropriate location.

I have a DVD (a rare, deleted edition) which has a fairly deep scratch on the surface which prevents it playing properly. I have tried to copy the data from disk and paste it onto a folder in the hard drive but I continually receive error messages in the process. I have also tried to back up the disc with DVD Shrink but it has problems reading it too, and stops the process when files cant be accessed.

Can anyone recommend a good recovery program which will help me salvage the data on the disc in order for me to back up the contents?

Thanks in advance.

A:DVD Data recovery software - any recommendations?

You may need to to have that scratch filled in first ... Call around to some local CD shops - some have the means to repair the damage. After that, you may have better luck. - DVD/CD data recovery software
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Search URL > recovery&tag=srch.

One program am trying right now is called Active Undelete--Data Recovery 5.1.019 [ ] I've read the reviews and most say the "full version" is good, but the interface is difficult for inexperienced users. Also, there are some issues with slowness. I am looking for something under $100, preferably between $25 and $50.

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Please do not post duplicates. With patience, you should get a reply to your post within 24 hours.
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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Don't know of any freeware ...
But I know someone who has recovered all of his data from a formatted drive using ..

I know he tried some others ... but this one worked.
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A:NAS hard drive issues. data recovery/format help

No, don't format. Don't do anything to the drive that could possibly overwrite your files.

If a Linux-based OS was managing it, do you know what file system it used to format that drive?

You might want to actually inspect the drive from a Linux-based OS since it would appear to Windows to be unfoermatted even if it had a perfectly intact Ext3fs file system, for example. If you have it already connected to the machine, try a boot CD (or try a file-system driver and try it from Windows).

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A:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.
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well guys I finally get some of my files back with scavenger 2.
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After 2 installations, you are wasting your time trying to recover anything. It is all gone. Hopefully, you had everything backed up, right?
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A:Data Lost after System Recovery

You will have to take ownership of the Folder/Files: .
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A:Lost Partition - Now Unallocated - Data Recovery

Try a simple partition undelete using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

If that doesn't work try data recovery software.

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A:Recovering lost data after system recovery

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A:Lost data after a partial system recovery

Hello and welcome to the forum

What do you mean by "Partial System Recovery" . . . what exactly did you do?

Try not to use the machine since using it will make any data recovery more difficult
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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.

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In my opinion, if you don't have to recover all of files on your disk,  you can try to use some free data recovery software (Panda Recovery. etc) to recover data previously. However, if there are a lot of files needed to be recovered, it is also recommended to contact professional Data Recovery Company such as you mentioned one. Best RegardsDale
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RTHaworth said:

In my area there seem to be very few data recovery companies. Thus i am thinking of setting one up. However, i know absouloutely nothing agbout data recovery yet. How do i gleen this knowledge? Is data recovery a hard business? What is the best software for data recovery? I have a start up budget of about £1000. Will i also need hardware? Cheers, Richard.Click to expand...

Hi Richard,

Well, for starters, here is a list of tools for data recovery:
* Forensic Recovery software (paid)
WinHex: or

In data recovery, one strategy is to do a sector by sector copy (blast) the original disk to a second same sized disk so that you do not destroy whatever data is there that might potentially be recovered - i.e. it is best to adopt a non-destructive approach, and that way the customer will get maximum satisfaction even if nothing cannot be recovered, and possibly reduce your liability as well. I would assume that you would need computer hardware to run the software and make disk copies. I have no URLs on hardware disk blasters.

There are two software tools that I know of that do this, and there are probably more: Acronis True Image and Norton Ghost. Search for forums on both of these tools to view user comments. Wilders Security Forum has a subforum on Acronis True Image - don't know about Norton Ghost. You might need to setup a local area network (that is the only context I know about for a vendor that copied my disks prior to failure for me using Norton Ghost) to do this.

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If it is just the system that wont boot, you could use a live CD
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Just a little advice..

Although I have no particular software to recommend, I can say this. If at all possible, if you have access to another drive USE it. While writing to a drive that you want to recover lost data, you run the risk of overwriting onto the data that you wanted to recover,making it virtualy impossible.
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NTFS Data Recovery and Unformat tool

A:What is the best data recovery software?

These two progs are recommended at TechSupportAlert (independent reviews of freeware):

Download link:
Author: Piriform
Current version: 1.20.361
Version date: 22/10/2008
Download File size: 2,277kb
License: Freeware
Operating systems supported: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2k, XP,Vista
Additional Software Required: None
64 Bit version available: No
Portable version available: No installation required. Can be run from a flash drive.
Non-English languages supported: None

PC INSPECTOR File Recovery
Download link:
Author: CONVAR Deutschland
Current version: 4.0
Version date: 11/01/2007
Download File size: 5.83MB
License: Free for private and commercial use
Operating systems supported: Windows (All)
Additional Software Required: None
64 Bit version available: No, but this 32 bit program runs in a 64 bit environment
Portable version available: Unknown
Non-English languages supported: Many
Other relevant information: None

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Hope these are of help.

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you could try this. or can try this one but don't think it is free. but i heard its one of the better ones.
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A:Data Recovery software?

You can get a Demo Version of a program called "GetBackData", run it and see if it finds the data that you are missing due to formatting your hard drive, it you can see the missing data then I recommend getting the full version, it is about $80.00. URL to get GetBackData, make sure you get the version for your file system type NTFS or FAT32:
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Hi Dean4377,

Check this out: Data Recovery Software Products - Runtime Software Products

Hope everything works out well for you.
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What are you using now?
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Have a look at these here,
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I would try Recuva first. It's free, by the makers of CCleaner. Try it here:


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A:best data recovery software

EasyRecovery or GetDataBack. but one may not do everything. they all seem to specialize in types of recovery. But of all I have used, those 2 have recovered the most data. but it doesn't hurt to have a pile of free ones available, either.

Free recovery applications:

Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
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I have had very good luck with GetDataBack . . not free, but you can try it to see if it recovers anything
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Hi Ashras,

I've heard good things about Ontrack:

Check it out, supposedly very good.
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A:Data recovery software

O&O recovery and file scavenger I use
anything over written is gone don't write to drive anymore
PM me if in trouble
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Please, don't post duplicates in multiple forums. Continue here:
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O&O recovery and file scavenger I use
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A:Data recovery? Software?

MeinDCIC said:

I have a drive that is not working. When I hook it up as a slave / 2nd drive I get a ton of "File record segment XXXX is unreadable". Can someone reccomend a good free drive recovery software program??? Or even something that is inexpensive.

Also with a message like that what are my chances of getting data off???Click to expand...


I found these two softwares that might be of use to you:

Data Recovery Software:
Driver Magician 2.2

There's more to data recovery than simply having a set of backup discs handy should disaster strike, because disaster has a habit of striking in odd ways. Unless you're using a disk image, reinstallation of Windows can mean a never-ending process of swapping driver CDs. And that's assuming you still have them. If you don't, it's time to trawl the Web. Or you could always let Driver Magician restore them from the backup database it makes of non-Microsoft drivers when you install it and subsequently maintains with the latest driver updates. If that wasn't enough, it will also fix corrupted and deleted drivers, back up and restore the Registry and My Documents if you want, and keep all backup files efficiently compressed so you don't have to worry about storage space.
Back up Software: Acronis True Image 9

True Image also offers another backup location: the Acronis Secure Zone. This is a hidden partition on your hard disk, which stores the backup out of reach of viruses and other malicious software. It guarantees your data will be restorable should your critical operating system files become corrupted, although it obviously won't withstand mechanical disk failure. It's a useful and reliable option for those without access to external storage, although be warned the software can fully manipulate the size of partitions on your disk.

Good luck
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i've currently used

Recuva (actually did not get what i wanted..)

Stellar Phoenix Data ( actually seemed to be the best so far..)

Easus Data (seemed on par with Stellar Data )

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A:Data Recovery Software..

Rather than attempting to recover data after something goes wrong it is far better to make backups while everything is working well. Then when a problem develops you simply restore the files from backup. Simpler and far more reliable.

Unfortunately many people never learn the lesson about backups until it is too late.

I have never had the need for recovery software.
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A:Data Recovery Software?

Have a look at these suggestions just want to add, the less you do with the hard drive until you decide what action to take, the better. I wouldn't even turn it on until you attempt recovery
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I have had great success with Recover My Files and you can find it here:

And no- you cannot load the program onto the hard drive that you are trying to recover files from. You will have to do one of two things.

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2- Using a friends computer- install the drive that you wish to recover in their computer as a slave drive (provided they are compatable). Install the program and then run. Because it is installed as a slave drive- it the program will run much faster.

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A:Data Recovery Software Needed???

There are little chance that your data will be recovered if it has not been overwritten or got corrupted. I would suggest you to attached your hard drive as a slave on different machine which has win 2000 or XP installed and scan your hard drive with Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software a file and partition recovery utility which recovers the data even from Formated hard drive.
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A:which is the best data recovery software for harddrive

Try this
[email protected] File Recovery. Product Features: NTFS, exFAT,FAT32,HFS+,Ext2fs/Ext3fs
I used it once on a formatted drive and recovered 90%+ of the files on it.

There is a trial and this is what they say about it

Quick Recovery Steps

Download and install [email protected] File Recovery on your computer.
(Avoid installing it to the disk where your lost files are located)Scan the diskSearch for deleted filesFree version allows recovery of up to a 64kb filesVerify the file integrity using file PreviewWhen your data is found, the free version can be easily activated to allow recovery of any size file without re-installing the software and re-scanning the disks

Its on sale at the moment.

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A:Question Regarding Data Recovery Software.

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A:Reccomended data recovery software?

It is possible that the Hard drive is physically damaged
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A:A test about data recovery software

It would be useful to know what board or computer you have, and what you are attempting to recovery. Some "best" programs will be overkill for one recovery job. There are plenty of recovery programs cheap or free.
If we know more about the problem, and the equipment you have, we can perhaps better advise you.
Our shop uses programs for free or $19.95 and $29.95 from for most of our jobs. Most recovery sytems will rescue Outlook, Outlook Express, and Microsoft Office files for very little money. Recovery of images and photos requires different software.
For a difficult job rescuing critical data files, I would use OnTrack, but count on it taking 24 hours to complete.
The real trick is getting software that will not futher damage the lost files.
First thing you do is STOP trying to access the drive for any reason until recovery.
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He decided to just recover the latest backup version of it, and start from there.

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A:Data recovery software needed!

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I haven't used TestDisk on an SSD but TestDisk became a good friend when I had the shop and customers came in with the same issue as you.
Be sure to see the Documentation Section for Step by Step guides.
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I'm not worried about the music and other media files.

There's nothing wrong with the drive, the guy just reformatted over it.

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There are numerous companies which has came out for the recovery of the data which gives us more option but also confused us which software should we use. Itís human that every body wants to use best things and less cost effective.

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So please share your views so that everybody should be benefited from this.

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The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files. It had a prices tag but from my experience it was worth it. You can see the details info via I wanted to share but also wanted to make sure that I didn't stray from the forum rules.


A:The Data Recovery Wizard program worked for me when I lost some important files.

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A:Serious problem with my Packard Bell - data lost after running recovery tool ?

Hey there, Welcome to Tech Guy forums.

Personally I think the best way forward with this problem is to remove the hard drive out of your computer. If it is IDE (PATA) then you will have to switch the jumpers to make it a slave drive and install it into another working computer and attempt to recover your data off the drive. If it is a SATA drive then you will not have to set the jumpers and should be able to install the drive straight into another computer and be able to access it.

The drive will show up as the 2 partitions that you have mentioned and hopefully your data will be safe in one of those partitions. The other space that isn't accounted for I can only presume has been deleted and made ready to become a partition in which case you may need to use a data recovery program to get he files back or possibly send your hard drive to a professional company to get them to try and recover it for you.

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I had some .DOCX files and images with different file types. for example: tif, jpeg, jpg, png and maybe gif

If you need to any imformation, please let me know.
Thank you,

A:What is the best software/freeware for recovery data from formatted dr

Try this:
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download
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it appears to be recoverable.

I was given a couple of suggestions, Recuva & EaseUs.

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I've used Zero Assumption Recovery (ZAR) on an XP machine before. It's not free but it works. The older version was a little hard to understand all the options but the new version is easier. It bit analyzes the drive end-to-end and makes no difference on partitions. If the drive is functional, it can read it and will attempt to rebuild the file/folder and NTFS table structures.
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RollBack Rx - System & Data Recovery Software

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Norton Goback compared to RollBack Rx

Seems like the Professional is all you would need too.

Lots more you can read about from the links on the right.

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This addresses an issue form one of my previous post but I have not
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Thank you,

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Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

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Please run Crystal Disk and post a snapshot of the SMART values here for each HDD/SSD or external HDD
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A:Running data recovery software on an ex timecapsule disk (HFS+)

You definitely WANT read-only access. You don't want to double click the partition in disk management. You don't want to format it.
As for the recovery, I recommend trying Photorec. It understands HFS, and you'll get results alright, lots of duplicates, lots of random filenames, lots of corrupted copies of the same files. But you'll get results
Unless the drive is toast and simply doesn't want to talk to the controller.
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