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Discussion in 'Storage' started by amd64skater, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. amd64skater

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    My main desktop wont boot just an endless black screen. Now I have pulled the hard drive to try and get all my data. Im using a Vantec sata Ide to usb reader. Everytime I plug it in it reads a full NTFS hard drive but access is denied showing all blue and no pink. the hard drive is a sata western digital caviar blue 320gb. Is there anyway I can get my data off the hard drive.
     
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    It sounds like you need to pay for a data recovery service.
     
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    Try using GetDataBack for Fat (or GetDataBack for NTFS), they have a trial version that let's you see any recoverable data before you buy the program ($69.95). It has options to recover deleted data and data from an accidentally formatted drive, along with a few other options. It's worth a shot, and if you don't see your data, it doesn't cost you anything.
     
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    Well my Microsoft security essentials shows my stuff on it with a virus scan but I cant access it. I mean its all there but their has to be a free way or some other way to get it?
     
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    Hook it up as a slave drive on another PC
     
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    how I have 1 desktop the one it came from? only have a laptop now.
     
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    you need a SATA to USB adapter
     
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    I have one don't know what to do kinda noob at this. before I can just read a hard drive this is the first time I have ever seen this happen.
     
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    It sounds like a virus that has been going around where I work. It hides all the files on USB drives and sets them to hidden, but doesn't actually delete them. MSE is unable to fix the problem. I'm not too sure what program can be used, but the fix is simple. Maybe someone here may have encountered it and know more?
     
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    You can also just buy a HD enclosure and plug it into someone PC USB. Just make sure its the right size 3.5 or 2.5 and SATA or IDE
     
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    im using a sata to usb adaptor isn't that the same? its shows up as for my laptop a F drive but as soon as I click on it to open the folder it says access denied.
     
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    Hiren's boot CD doe's contain anti-virus software but so much more aswell, klik on the link provided & just below the link to download there is a link to show a list of all the software included on the CD, really handy tool for problems like this.
    It boots up into a mini windows XP that you can run all the tools from if that helps or you can run tools in DOS mode also
     
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    +1: Ubuntu live cd should give you access to the contents of the drive you can backup your stuff. Linux tends to bypass NTFS security permissions when you're root and usually grants everyone read access.
     
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    Try this; EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional
     
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    Thats normal. Just give it a minute to access it. Run HDtune from you laptop
     
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    mainly trial versions do not recover all data ... just a few MB..
    and for 90 bucks to get full versions to expensive..... :rolleyes:
     
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    +2 to this.

    If the disk is corrupted in any way, you can also use "dd" to make a copy of any good sectors as dd will happily ignore the bad ones.
     
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    thank god its all there. thank you for the help. Ubuntu works found everything just like it shows. Tomorrow im buying a new external hd to back everthing up. once again thank you thank you thank you. oh and my wife says thank you
     
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    nice that we all could help you out, finding best solution for your needs.

    fear da penguin ;)


    :toast:
     
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    Nice Call

    As the title says, nice call, and thank you for the knowledge. I've used Ubuntu Live CDs for other purposes but didn't know it could read a drive with a corrupted boot sector. This will surely come in handy for many users.
     

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