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Can't boot Windows, Not able to recover data!

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    I managed to boot Macrium but unfortunately it only displayed my external drive and boot (X: ) [macrium]. No sign of (D: ) or (C: ), even though i was able to get access to (D: ) using Ubuntu.

    I still need to try Mint Mate using a CD as USBs don't really work on my laptop.

    Thanks so far!
    Last edited by Zenbook51; 22 Sep 2014 at 10:09.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Okay, i can't boot Mint Mate from my CD either as it isn't shown in the BIOS Boot list.
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  3. #13


    Take the harddrives out of the laptop, connect them to an external adapter, and then try accessing the harddrives from another good known working computer. Your laptop could be experiencing other issues than just the harddrive. I have used this method to recover a bunch of users data from a failed computer. Let us know how this works...
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    What problems could that be? As I would like to avoid losing my guarantee...
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Zenbook51 View Post
    What problems could that be? As I would like to avoid losing my guarantee...
    Shouldn't void your warranty to remove or replace a hard drive. Probably your best bet to get your data off it. If you want to use warranty get your data first as they will just dump in a new hard drive with the original Image on it.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    The seal in my laptop is very likely to break when I open it as I was told by an asus employee. Otherwise I would have already done that.
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  7. #17


    Most harddrives will come out without breaking the seal of a laptop. It "should" have a way for the harddrive to come out without actually opening up the complete case of the laptop. Look at the manual for harddrive replacement/upgrade and see what it says is involved to replace the harddrive.
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  8. #18


    This laptop model does not appear to be typical one for hard drive replacement. Perhaps the link will provide more detail:
    AnandTech | ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ: Great Laptop, High Price

    Rich
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