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2.5" SATA drive - data recovery

Q: 2.5" SATA drive - data recovery

My laptop stopped booting in either safe/command or normal mode. it keeps shutting down after first Windows logo screen(animated block moving from left to right) and keeps repeating...

So to recover data i took drive out and connected as via adapter to USB port. Now when i open it it says 'drive not formmated'. So used EASEUS - it went though and pulled about 25GB data but all are in 'SWF' and 'GZ' format. nothing else.

Can someone guide me what can i do to either fix or recover data?


Thank you,

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A: 2.5" SATA drive - data recovery

Hi, i think you should download Hiren use Acronis its better at restoring partitions...

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Hi,

This is my first post on here, so please be gentle!

I am using Win XP Pro and have a couple of 2.5" SATA laptop hard drives that I need to get the data off. I am connecting the drives via an external USB adapter and can see the hard drives (connecting them one at a time) in the device manager and in disk management. However, wheras I can access my "C" drive from disk management, I cannot access the new drive - all the icons are blank.

I'm really stumped as I've never had this problem on an IDE hard drive

Any help would really, really be appreciated - I have looked for answers on this forum for Viruses, etc. and its always been 100% accurate and helpful

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Try assigning a letter to the drive.Right-click the drive and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, and then either accept the default drive letter or click the drive letter that you want to use. Click OK.How to change drive letter assignments in Windows XP

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I have 2 drives with the same error message, both have data on them that I must try to recover ASAP. I will post 2 separate threads so as to not confuse the issues even more... This is problem drive #1

FYI:I recently purchased this item to get data from my husbands laptop:
"Rosewill SATA or IDE 3-in-1 to USB2.0 Cable Converter Adapter."

My drive must have failed, as the error message states:
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A:[SOLVED] Need help with Data Recovery (Drive "D") #1

Is the drive properly detected in Device Manager? Also go to disk management and see what it says (click start, run, then type diskmgmt.msc). Don't format or partition, just read what it says.
There's also the possibility of a corrupt partition table or something like that. Try testdisk. There's a thread on using it here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f16/...er-194492.html
You want to use it to check if everything is all right. Don't make any changes if what it reports seems inconsistent with what you know about the drive (For example if you know it's a 500GB drive and it reports 200, do you want to apply changes? say no). Also browse around to see if your files are still there and intact.

One last thought I was wondering was - what service pack do you have on your current XP? XP with no service pack will not recognize drives over 128GB (possibly what the drive in the enclosed USB case is). Very unlikely scenario that you have XP without any service pack, but just checking anyway.

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simpler way of putting it

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A:Old IDE drive to Sata with converter connections etc to transfer data

Usually with a 1 connection drive, set it for "Master".

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A:Trying to recover some data from bad hard drive using usb to sata enclosure

With that amount of problems
Also, showed that I had tons of bad blocks or sectors, somewhere near 20,000.Click to expand...

recovery of anything is unlikely
see if you can access it from a cmd prompt with admin rights, change the prompt to E:
then if that does show type
dir
see if it will show the data
 

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A:SATA Laptop Hard Drive "Disk Read Error"

This thread can be closed as #1 the issues has been resolved and #2 it doesn't look like anyone will be repying anyways.

Now, in the case that someone does stumble onto this thread here is an update....
Turns out the hard drive was physically damaged (or so I'm told). Since there was sensitive data on the drive I was being extra cautious and after removing the drive and connecting to another pc and seeing the drive but not the partitions or data I didn't even try FixMBR or anythinhg else becuase I didn't want to take the chance of further damage. I took the drive to a data recovery specialst who was able (for a small fee ofcourse) to recover the data. Since the laptop is still under warranty I took it into the store I bought it and told them the sit. Tehy gave me a new hard drive on the spot and I have now restored it back to normal. Thank You all and goodnight.
 

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I have a larged data drive that failed a disk check. It stalls when starting stage two (I belive that is the verification of indexing). I have been able to back-up all of the folders except for a large folder of raw video. The PC locks up when I attempt to access/copy this folder (it appears to be part of the problem). I want to make an attempt to recover this data before reformatting the drive.

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A:Data Recovery of data drive

You could try using a 98 boot disk and then run ntfsdos from there to access the ntfs partitions. Then try an xcopy of that file to another drive.

Another method could be to use Winrar to create a multipart archive and store it on another drive. This might chunk it up enuff.

Or boot to recovery console from the CD and then run chkdsk /r which marks any sectors that are corrupt as bad so they will not be used again, even after format. All take some time, but they are readily availalble fixes.

Alternatively, you could create an image of the drive and save that somewhere else, then run your drive manufacturers disk utility to check integrity of the disk.

Hope this helps
 

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A:SATA C:\ drive lists as "removable disk"

Look at its properties in Device Manager. You may be able to unselect "Removable".
 

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A:Internal SATA drive showing as "ejectable"

Is this a new drive recently added? Is this drive the primary drive or just for storage? Is this an internal drive or external drive? Did you follow the manufacturers directions for installing the drive if it's an internal HDD.

SATA Hard Drive - How to Install and Setup

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A:SATA problem? "Please insert disc in drive D:"

Install the SATA drivers/software for your controllers either from a download or FDD/usb floppy. Did it come with a disk?, and have you updated your system at Windows update for Windows and other pruducts?, (keep going back until it says no further updates available for your system)


It should work out of the box as long as the sata/raid controller is loaded (and it must be if Vista sees your SATA HDD). Check your BIOS setting for the optical make sure it sees it as a SATA AHCI DVD RE optical drive, and not running under IDE mode.

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A:Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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A:My 2.5" / 3.5" Drive SATA to ATA IDE Converter Adapter HDD arrived!!

What type of drive are you attaching, IDE or SATA? There are no jumper pins per se for SATA drives. If it is an IDE drive the jumper should be in the CS or Master position. Are you using the power adapter with the USB Adapter? If you are attaching this to a Windows computer go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In Disk Management, what does the drive look like? You may have a 137 GB partition and the rest could be Unallocated space.

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A:Win7 "No Drives found" SATA drive

May we get the make and model of your Motherboard?

Also the model of your SATA drive?

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Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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A:Seagate 80gb sata hdd copying data from one drive to another is very very slow

Is the other Drive SATA, or IDE?

Is the PC slow in general, or just when moving stuff around?

Open the Task Manager, CTRL/ALT/DEL and go to Processes. Is something using a lot of CPU?

POST back & we'll see if we can get it sorted.
 

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A:Solved: Internal SATA Hard Drive Data Has Vanished!

Sudden death of a drive is not an impossible thought, and would be my first bet. Sounds like the file system got the first bit of damage, as it's not a case of slowly deteriorating to a corrupted, useless state... In other words, it's not completely dead, but what's dead in it makes all the other healthy parts useless.
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A:How do I format a sata drive 1.5 TB to use in a "toaster"?

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A:Solved: Can I access data from a SATA or IDE hard drive on a system it's not configur

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A:Help: Data Recovery for USB Drive

I don't thing there is such a thing because of how hard and time consuming it came be to recover lost data like that. I didn't even know it could be done from flash memory.
 

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A:SATA drive "disappears" in XP

Ideas :

Have you installed manufacturers SATA driver, or are you leaving it to the XP built-in driver?
Try moving the optical drive to say W:, so your SATA drive becomes E:
Try disconnecting your 2nd IDE drive for a few days, see if XP consistently recognises SATA then
Try turning off sharing of the SATA drive similarly to check consistency
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sata-drive-disappears-in-xp.77093/
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A:Boot sector virus on a SATA drive, unable to use recovery console

Airwalker700 said:



My motherboard brags that it supports "PC Cillin Anti-virus", which led me to believe that I could disable that in my bios, however, I could not find anything in the bios that would allow me to do so. Can anyone help me? Thank you.Click to expand...

The AV is just another program which runs in Windows. Has nothing to do with your MB or the BIOS.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/boot-sector-virus-on-a-sata-drive-unable-to-use-recovery-console.40499/
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A:[resolved]SATA Drive Not Recognized, Can't Enter Recovery Console to repair

Hi,

A couple of places to start:

> If you have any IDE hard drives hooked up, then disconnect them to get it going.

> Enter the BIOS setup menu and set everything back to default settings and try it.

> Make sure your drive detection in the Bios setup menu is set to AUTO

> Try clearing the CMOS ....... When and if you get it back up, try the recovery console again.

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> Make sure the power cord is hooked in secure to the drive. Try another cable if this one does not do the job for you.

Post back with questions/concerns.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/resolved-sata-drive-not-recognized-cant-enter-recovery-console-to-repair-148443.html
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Welcome to Seven Forums.

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Is this a laptop or a desktop?

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A:Getting "Chkdsk is not available for RAW drives" message on slave drive with Data ??

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A:New "C" drive reformat+transfer duplicate D data?

Whew! If I understand it you want to transfer "all" data which I assume means the directories and program apps from "D" to "C" after formatting C.

No, that won't work because the registry will be looking for "D" not "C" when launching any program or file shortcuts. Now you can do what's called an image of D to C but again you're going to have to do a lot of cleaning up. Did I understand what you wanted to do?
 

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A:How Can i format my computer without losing data in "C" Drive

Pull the hard drive from the computer. Put it on an External USB Enclosure/Adapter. Mount the now external drive to a working computer. Pull the data off that you can't live without. Put old HDD back in computer, boot off of XP CD and Format and install Windows.

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Fastest way to upload 1.3 TB of data to NAS, "cloud drive"??

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Does anyone know how to upload MB of files faster, more efficiently?
Please advise.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/387131-fastest-way-upload-1-3-tb-data-nas-cloud-drive.html