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Trying to recover data from an old HDD

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February 10, 2014 7:41:01 AM

I am trying to recover some data from a HDD for a guy I work with. The HDD is a old Western Digital. We have hooked it to a IDE to USB and the computer recognizes that it is connected but it asks to initialize the HDD but no matter what we try it will not initialize and gives an error. Is there anything that we can do? Thanks in advance for the help.

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a b G Storage
February 10, 2014 7:47:35 AM

try also recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
it has an option to scan uninitialized drives in advanced options:
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February 10, 2014 12:30:37 PM

laviniuc said:
try also recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
it has an option to scan uninitialized drives in advanced options:


Is this option only in the paid version?
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a b G Storage
February 10, 2014 1:55:12 PM

skust said:
laviniuc said:
try also recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
it has an option to scan uninitialized drives in advanced options:


Is this option only in the paid version?


http://www.mightorindustries.net/wp-content/uploads/201... last checkbox
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February 10, 2014 2:08:50 PM

laviniuc said:
skust said:
laviniuc said:
try also recuva: http://www.piriform.com/recuva
it has an option to scan uninitialized drives in advanced options:


Is this option only in the paid version?


http://www.mightorindustries.net/wp-content/uploads/201... last checkbox


Thank you - We checked that and ran it but it will not scan this drive... We can only see this HDD in Disk Management where it is labeled as uninitialized. We will keep trying. Thanks again.
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February 10, 2014 4:10:19 PM

Maybe M3 FileRescuer is helpful for you.
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February 10, 2014 7:56:32 PM

Yeah, in your case, some data recovery tools like Recuva, 4Card Recovery, PhotoRec and more are really workable.
Just learn a lesson to back up everything important well in the future.
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