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Hard drive failure


Riaz35

New Member
Posts
15
#1
Hi all,I have a problem with hard drive. My old hdd seems to be crashed and windows couldnot not be loaded. So i bought a new one amd installed windows 8 in it. Now, i attached the old hdd as a secondary drive. But after doing so my windows would not load properly, it would take hours to load. I downloaded a few data recovery bootable cd, which runs fine without the old hdd. But when i attached the old one, even they would not run. I have failed to recover my data from the old hard disk. Plz help me so that i can recover my important datas from my old hdd.Thanks in advane.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows8.1 Pro with WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
    Memory
    2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1916W
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    500 GB
    Antivirus
    Kasparkey Internet Security 2014

alphanumeric

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#2
You may want to put that drive in an external enclosure and connect it via USB. Wait until windows is fully up and running before you plug it in. It sounds like the drive electronics have failed so doing this may not even work. If the onboard controller has failed data recovery is pretty well impossible though the use of recovery software.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Riaz35

New Member
Posts
15
#3
You may want to put that drive in an external enclosure and connect it via USB. Wait until windows is fully up and running before you plug it in. It sounds like the drive electronics have failed so doing this may not even work. If the onboard controller has failed data recovery is pretty well impossible though the use of recovery software.
Thanks u alphanumeric

I will try that but presently I don't have a usb adaptor. A few data recovery boot cd tool like Mini tool power data recovery shows that my files are still exist but I cant recover them as the software is a demo version and I don't want to pay for it..too costly! Any other suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows8.1 Pro with WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
    Memory
    2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1916W
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    500 GB
    Antivirus
    Kasparkey Internet Security 2014

alphanumeric

slightly off center
VIP Member
Guru
Gold Member
#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Riaz35

New Member
Posts
15
#5

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows8.1 Pro with WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Asus P5KPL-AM/PS
    Memory
    2 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1916W
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    500 GB
    Antivirus
    Kasparkey Internet Security 2014

alphanumeric

slightly off center
VIP Member
Guru
Gold Member
#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2