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SmART Status BAD!! How to Recover Data

Last response: in Storage
April 25, 2012 10:22:35 AM


My Hard disk shows Bad, Backup and Replace on Bootup and it says to press F1 to Continue,, when i Press it takes tooooo much time,, but not opens my windows 7, it restart after Window 7 LOGO. I want to recover my files, is there any software which do, or any other way to recover???

I also attached my Bad HDD to external Casing and in my desktop i installed my other repaired HDD (Window XP installed) and when i attach my BAD HDD using USB cable, my XP shows my BAD HDD partitions and files but when i copy it shows Error "ERROR COPY: CANNOT FIND THE SPECIFIC FILE" ,,, Is there any way to recover al my files,, Please Let me know ASAP,,

a b G Storage
April 25, 2012 11:54:21 AM

You may want to try a ubuntu live cd, and copy small sections of files off the drive from within that. It seems to handle failing drives a bit better then a Windows machine will.

If you can't access the files that way, then sending it to a data recovery center is the only other option I can think of.
a c 371 G Storage
April 25, 2012 12:27:44 PM

Spinrite might be able to get some or most of the data off the drive, but it appears the damage is already done so expect to lose some stuff.