0
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2answers
79 views

Hard drive errors: probably 2 bad sectors and nothing is working

All started with bsod from WindowsXP: unmountable boot volume. Then I tried ubuntu and Palimpsest. SMART status was OK (2 bad sectors), but all test failed on "reading system" (I don't know if I ...
41
votes
6answers
18k views

How can I successfully mount an 8-bit SCSI drive on a modern computer?

I have a number of internal 8-bit SCSI-1 drives that I'd like to archive for historical purposes. These are all the old NeXT Cubes and NeXTStations (monochrome and color) that were used by id ...
2
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1answer
273 views

Recover ext3 files from hard disk with bad sector

I have a folder of about 5GB that suddenly disappeared. When I checked its hard disk, I found out it has bad sector for about 2-3MB on this folder. Maybe it is on the folder's pointer. The partition ...
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2answers
151 views

Would data recovery be possible after Acer hidden partition reinstall? [closed]

Someone did a re-installation of his Operating System of the C: drive using his computer's 'Acer hidden recovery partition' (the alt+f10 procedure). Then he chose 'do not back up personal data (this ...
110
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4answers
6k views

All servers flooded by salt water, is it possible to recover data from multi-platter drives?

All of my servers are currently flooded by salt water. Is it possible for each platter in a multi-platter drive to be separated, cleaned, imaged, and merged into a new virtual drive for data ...
5
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2answers
1k views

e2fsck extremely slow, although enough memory exists

I've got this external USB-Disk: kaefert@blechmobil:~$ lsusb -s 2:3 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bc2:3320 Seagate RSS LLC As can be seen in this dmesg output, there is some problem that prevents that ...
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2answers
1k views

ext4: error loading journal [closed]

I have an external hard drive with two partitions: A small FAT32 which is mostly empty and works fine and a large ext4 with tons of data, most of which isn't backed up. The ext4 is visible, but can't ...
5
votes
1answer
816 views

Is there way to read sectors from SATA drive without ECC correction?

I know, there was such possibility like that in old ATA standards: "READ LONG" command produced LBA sector + ECC payload. sg_read_long supports in in linux, but the command is obsolete for quite a ...
8
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1answer
523 views

Recover data from SCSI hard disk

We've got an old server with SCSI hard disk. The server crashed last week and it isn't exactly known what hardware component is damaged. Since the server is due to be retired anyway we don't want to ...
2
votes
2answers
257 views

Hosting server's harddisk crashed [closed]

My hosting provider has told me that the server harddisk that I am currently using is crashed and they failed to recover most of the data and they only managed to recover some files or folder from the ...
3
votes
2answers
201 views

Recover a deleted partition by mistake (FAT32)

I deleted by mistake a FAT32 (I think it was fat32) partition in a external drive, searching I got through this post: ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

Files disappeared from server, old ones shown instead

Recently I ran into a very strange phenomenon with one of the servers I manage used to serve samba shares over the local network. It was running Ubuntu Server 8.04 and I decided to upgrade the ...
5
votes
1answer
464 views

Corrupt files' contents, while FS is OK

Looks like my USB HDD is old and corrupted: rsync: read errors mapping "path/to/file.jpg": Input/output error (5) Syslog: kernel: [58927.940676] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled sense code kernel: ...
1
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4answers
6k views

How can I recover files from a disk with crc errors?

Details: Windows 7 32-bit 2.5" laptop disk with two partitions (A & B). When mounted via USB, files on partition B can be accessed fine. Partition A was working intermittently, but is no longer ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Can I recover a non-system disk deleted during 2008 R2 setup?

I've done a truly stupid thing and 'deleted' the data disk on a Server 2008 R2 box. Can I recover it? If so, how? I was rebuilding the box because a motherboard change had broken things. I've ...
4
votes
2answers
174 views

How to salvage a RAID configuration?

A buddy of mine and I are in the process of trying to salvage an old server that hasn't been used for a while, but whose data is critically important. It's an old box with a series of hard drives ...
1
vote
3answers
614 views

Recovering information from a dead / dying HDD (HFS+)

I have a 2.5" SATA hard drive on an employee's MacBook which is in a lot of pain. I can hear it trying to read when I boot and it fails without an error. If I take this drive out and attach it to ...
1
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2answers
535 views

Rescue data from damaged hard disk

I have a 500 GB hard drive with one NTFS-partition on it. I can mount it with Ubuntu and view the contents. But when I try to copy something, I get an I/O error. Ok, I tried to make its image with ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

SpinRite and USB blues - does a solution exist?

I use SpinRite to recover hard disks and their content, and to a lesser degree for preventive maintenance. However, if a USB drive (USB thumb drive and/or external hard disk with a USB interface) is ...
1
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3answers
336 views

ntfs header files recovery

I have an external harddisk attached to an airport wireless router and somewhat after a few read and writes it is corrupted I tried to attach that to my mac and I can't fix it. It looks like the ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Data Recovery on faulty sata drive that is not being properly detected in Windows

My computer is configured with two sata HDDs. The primary one crashed the other day and now I am trying to recover the data that is on it. I've plugged the faulty HDD into a machine where the primary ...
1
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4answers
4k views

Windows 7 won't recognize my data disk partition [closed]

Help! i can't access my data disk! I got 2 harddisks The first one contained one partition with Windows XP on it. the second harddisk contained one partition used only to store data(non-bootable). ...
3
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8answers
924 views

Getting data out of a non-working SATA drive

Can anything be done to get data out of a dead SATA drive, the drive won't even show up on the list of drives when booting the computer? UPDATE: The drive was never backed-up. It was an external ...