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Data Recovery

Discussion in 'Software' started by mojorisin, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi all

    Do any of you know of any free NTFS Data Recovery Software got a pc to look at and it is showing the drive as corrupt and unreadable cant even do a chkdsk on it

    Although dont think the stuff on it warrants paying for one of the pro versions of the software
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    It isn't free, but at $80 Spinrite is a great tool and has worked for me.

    Si
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I agree with Boyce, although I never used this software I heard it does wonders, people saying how they recovered data from damaged drives, corrupt drives, etc. It really works.
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Have you removed the disk from the original PC and tried to access the data from another OS like XP?

    I recently had a PC that wouldn't boot and windows could not see the file system, it reported the file system as unknown.

    Booted with BartPE and I could see all their data including the windows files. It's easy peezy to create a BartPE disk (bootable slimmed down version of XP which can read FAT32 NTFS).

    http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

    Just download the pebuilder file, shove an XP install disk in the CD drive, follow the prompts, insert a blank CD into your burner and hey presto, within minutes you will have a bootable windows disk.
     
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  5. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi guys

    thanks for the info its a colleagues pc but i dont think there is anything on there that they would have a major problem with losing as i have just found out

    Tried hooking it upto another XP pc but it still wont read it

    The Bart disk i have one of these made up already from a previous pc problem do you think this will give me access that using another XP machine wouldnt ?

    Thanks for the input although they say not a problem to lose the data they can just buy a new drive i would still have liked to try and fix / recover the data for my own satisfaction :biggrin
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Sorry if you are already aware of this, but when you say you have tried this in another machine, you are using the <damaged> drive as a slave?

    Si
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    The utility that I use is PC Inspector and the good thing about it is that it's free. I've even run this software on one of our server's (raid 5 array). But at the end of the day it does depend on what the matter is with your disk and if the HDD is actually detected.

    -Ken
     
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