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I think my HDD is fried...

Davis S.
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Hi. 2 days ago I started having problems with my laptop, like it wouldn't boot up, it would try automatic repair...

After hours of trying to get it to boot, I finally managed to get into windows, after 6 hours of loading.

I immediatly tried backing up the files to an external hdd, but it failed. I opened HD tune pro, and ran a test. It says there are 11696 unstable sectors... is there any way I can recover something from my HDD? There are a lot of personal things, and I've had it for 7 years now... Please help :(

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Do you have another drive you can use to access an os, then pull the files?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Just now, fasauceome said:

Do you have another drive you can use to access an os, then pull the files?

I have no other drives except for ny external hdd. I've been able to get into Windows though

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You could try using HDD regenerator, it's a paid software but in the free version you can repair one problems at time... And for me it saved 3 HDD's of 5

Basically "regens" sector per sector by some algorithm, and seems like magic but actually could work

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8 minutes ago, Davis S. said:

I have no other drives except for ny external hdd. I've been able to get into Windows though

No other PCs to put the drive into?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Try commands like CHKDSK and SFC /SCANNOW, if the drive is damaged this will not repair the device, this commands only help you recover software blocks damaged by several different reasons, maybe a secure erase and reinstallation should be tried first before you discard the unit. If the drive shows even after a fresh installation, some blocks damaged then it is a physical problem, and sadly only software bad blocks can be repaired but the hardware related blocks are lost forever.

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

No other PCs to put the drive into?

Unfortunately no. I think I'm gonna buy a new pc by the end of the year. I'm gonna try that.

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11 minutes ago, Lukyp said:

You could try using HDD regenerator, it's a paid software but in the free version you can repair one problems at time... And for me it saved 3 HDD's of 5

Basically "regens" sector per sector by some algorithm, and seems like magic but actually could work

I'm going to try that

 

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11 minutes ago, Bajantechnician said:

You need to connect another drive. That way you can transfer files. 

I already have my ext hdd plugged in, if i try to copy the files it just freezes at one point and closes itself without any messages

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5 minutes ago, seagate_surfer said:

Try commands like CHKDSK and SFC /SCANNOW, if the drive is damaged this will not repair the device, this commands only help you recover software blocks damaged by several different reasons, maybe a secure erase and reinstallation should be tried first before you discard the unit. If the drive shows even after a fresh installation, some blocks damaged then it is a physical problem, and sadly only software bad blocks can be repaired but the hardware related blocks are lost forever.

Chkdsk just freezes at 22441 out of 838656. Sfc /scannow tells me : "Windows resources protection: Failed to start the repair service"

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