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    dead hard disk!! please help

    i have two SATA 2 hard disks on my pc, not raided. 1 is like a backup disk where i store all my files in case the system drive flops. However, guess what happened my storage drive stopped working. It shows in My Computer but it wont open or let me do anything to it, its got all my music.

    please help
    Raas Claat Russian

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    press start button then run, type into the run box

    cmd (press enter)

    when it pops up the command window type the following replacing X with the drive letter in question

    chkdsk X: /r (press enter again)

    it may ask to do it on reboot, thats fine, let it run and see if all the data is back. may take a couple of hours.

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    i get "The File or directory is corrupted and unredable."
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    not looking good for the data then, all thats left is to find out what make it is and download the makers test/repair tools

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    Is the drive still spinning up and showing in windows and the BIOS? If so, I would try some recovery software, theres tons on the net. I havent used any, so maybe someone can reccomend one?

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    i did, its always a good start to try the makers CD as that often has file recovery tools that work better than chkdsk ever will, yes it must be spinning up and detected as it tried a chkdsk.

    i dare say if the makers one fails we can try some of the freeware stuff.

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    Read this thread and see if any of the software suggested helps

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.p...drive+recovery

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    yep its showing in the BIOS and in My Computer(without the volume name) and i can hear it spin when i right click or try to degrag it but wont let me perform any tasks
    Raas Claat Russian

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    im gna give some of these progs a go n c what happens
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    sent u a PM bud

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    Go to "Disk Management" and see what that says about the hard drive ?

    /Right click my computer then select manage then scroll down to Disk Management

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