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February 1, 2013 4:26:38 AM

Hi I was just trying to repair my sisters computer and a friend at work told me to run chkdsk f/ to repair it. I did and it made it thru and repaired everything but now it wants me to format the hard drive before i can view anything on it. will that erase everything on the hd or is it already gone. thanks for any help

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a c 82 G Storage
February 1, 2013 6:41:28 AM

Connect the drive up to a different PC to check what's on it first.
You can either connect it internally as a second drive, or buy an enclosure and connect to USB.
February 7, 2013 11:43:47 PM

thanks phil but it wouldn't recognize the drive until it was formatted. I already had the hard drive out of the laptop and on my pc thru a enclosure. I ended up formatting it knowing it would delete everything. I was planning on trying a recovery tool and after a few tries I found a tool called recuva that actually worked. I found a bunch of stuff not sure how much was on there before since its my sisters computer. But thanks either way
a c 155 G Storage
February 8, 2013 1:17:24 AM

After you ran RECUVA download and run HDTUNE. This will verify the health of the disk. Then replace if necessary.