Recovering files from hard drive Tags: Hard Drives System Recovery HP Pavilion Storage Last response: February 4, 2010 7:08 PM in Storage Share tearin February 1, 2010 12:27:35 AM hello, i have a hp pavilion dv6235us. now it boots up to system recovery options, but it seems that my operating system does'nt show up and tells me to load the driver for my hard disk. So it seems that my hard drive might be defective. my question is. Is there anything i can do to recover a couple of files in my hard drive?( very important files) and is it possible to take out the hard drive and connect it to a desktop to recover it? this is on vista More about : recovering files hard drive r_manic a b G Storage February 1, 2010 3:05:17 AM Yes, you can connect the hard drive to a desktop. Whether or not you can access the files depends on how broken the drive is though. In any case, this could be a simple matter of a corrupted OS. So try using a boot CD to gain access to your hard disk. m 0 l tearin February 4, 2010 7:08:13 PM ok so now that i connected the 2.5in drive to my desktop, it looks like the drive is completely empty when i use a drive recovery software and when i try to access it from My Computer is shows: "K:\ is no accessible. The Request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." harddrive never been dropped or placed near metal objects. what else can i do to recover my files? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Recovering files from a formatted hard drive Forum Recovering files from a dying hard drive Forum Recovering user files from hard drive with XP SP2 Forum Recovering space from hard drive once files don't delete p.. Forum SolvedRecover data files from old hard drive using enclosure Forum SolvedHow to recover files from external hard drive that was first used on a mac, but now I have a PC Forum SolvedRecover files from overheated laptop. The hard drive is ok. Forum SolvedRecover files from unallocated space External hard drive Forum SolvedRecover files on external hard drive without formatting Forum SolvedHow to recover deleted files from external hard drive Forum SolvedRecover files from formatted hard drive? Forum SolvedOnce I format my external hard drive how would recover the lost files Forum how to recover files from extenal hard drive without password Forum Recover deleted files from external hard drive after formatting from windows to mac Forum Deleted Windows 7 from external hard drive. Can I recover the files? Forum recover files recorded on Toshiba external Hard drive Forum recover files from defective toshiba external hard drive Forum Recover files from hard drive using Enclosure Forum What can i do to recover my files? Hard drive drop! Forum Recover files from hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !