I have 3 external hard drives that have stopped working (a 4 yr old 250gb WD, a 2yr old 500GB WD My Book that backed up the 250GB, and a 1yr old 1TB Cavalry that backed up everything). I would like to try and pull the drives out and recover as much data as possible. I know Spinrite can sometimes recover data off of failed drives, but I only have laptops and don't have a desktop to plug the drives into directly. Will it work with something like a Thermaltake BlacX Docking Station or Newertech USB Universal Drive Adapter that plugs into USB. I think that I read that Spinrie runs under DOS, so how could it access a USB external device? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?