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How to recover data from hard disk which has bad sectors?

by id_866 / October 31, 2011 8:07 PM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I want to recover my desktop datas from hard disk which had many bad sectors.I used sea tools, both short run and long run test failed."The hard disk smart tripped" message comes.The hard disk has warranty.I used HDD regerator software and tried to repair the hard disk.But it's taking more than 20 hours to repair the hard drive.so i skipped that option, next i used sea tools full erase option to erase all datas so that it will remove all bad scetors but full erase failed after completing 50 percent.is there any solution for this? <span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> <span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

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by Willy / November 1, 2011 1:03 AM PDT

Your continued use of the HD when known as bad is only going to solidify the situation. Plus, as you stated you used the "erasure pgm." that's not going to bring back data but lose whatever is there. So, basically its hosed. If the warranty is still valid, start the process and get the replacement. If you're worried that they'll use your data in some way, only God knows, but I thought it. using s/w and other so-called end user methods tend to work if there some life in the HD and what the problem is. Yes, this is time consuming so don't expect a quick turn-around. You can use a data recovery service if you deem the data critical, so that's up to you. Goto the "storage forum" here and checkout the pgms. offered in the sticky post(top post) and if anything can help. IMO, you may have done more damage in your prior attempts, it maybe time to allow the pros to do this, sorry Sad

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Re: recovering
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 31, 2011 8:46 PM PDT

Full erase sounds like it deleted everything. So I'm afraid you thoroughly messed up.

All you can do now: contact a professional data recovery company. It won't be cheap.

Kees

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Now that you erased it the news is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 3:07 AM PDT

There is some hope if you work at the NSA (an USA agency). But even the professionals don't give you much hope after you erase with tools like you mentioned.

Bob

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How can i safe guard my hard disk from bad sectors?
by id_866 / November 1, 2011 7:29 PM PDT

How can i safe guard my hard disk from bad sectors.how can i prevent that in future?

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Re: safeguard hard disk from bad sectors
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 1, 2011 8:09 PM PDT

When we still had 5.25" and 3.5" diskettes, an occasional bad sector was very common, especially after a year of storage of the diskette. So we knew not to use diskettes for storage and to archive/backup files on more than one diskette.

On hard disks they are rather uncommon. Still we know to backup. You can't prevent such failures. All you can do is to be prepared when they happen. It's the same as with a flat tyre for a car.

Kees

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Re: How to recover data from hard disk which has bad sectors
by Jessikaa66 / November 2, 2011 5:11 PM PDT

Data loss due to hard drive crashes or
other logical errors may happen. Be prepared for the worst with the
best. Use Kernel for Windows Disk Recovery and be assured of your
data even if the partitions are lost. Kernel is competent to recover
files from any windows file system.

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Re: recovery
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 5, 2011 2:03 AM PDT

Just don't pay anything until the demo mode has shown it recovers it least something.

Kees

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posssible
by forumexpert01 / November 5, 2011 2:00 AM PDT

bro, you can use, easyuse data recover software from www.filehippo.com. thanx

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Re: recovery
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 5, 2011 2:03 AM PDT
In reply to: posssible

For the OP: just don't pay anything until the demo mode has shown it recovers it least something.

Kees

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Thanks 4 Help
by foxmetrics / November 10, 2011 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: posssible

Thanks for providing this information .I have faced this problem many times.

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