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Hard Drive Corrupt?


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Paulie7

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Hi all,

I've just finished building a new PC and am now trying to move data from my old PC to my new one.
I have a 200gb SATA drive as one of my storage drives on my old PC. It's pretty much full.
This drive will not allow my computer to stay booted for longer than 5 minutes.. It doesn't want to be accessed either.
I've tried running checkdisk on it and it gets to 3% and then sits there for hours.
I have tried installing the drive in my new PC but the same thing happened.. The whole system slows down whilst this drive is plugged in.. Especially in the boot up process.

I'm not sure if the disk is corrupt or what's happened.. But I need that data..

Does anyone have any ideas to recover my files? :whistling:

Cheers
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Neil Jones

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Depends on the type of corruption and how badly gone the drive is.
If it's suffering from mechanical failure, nothing short of a miracle will get back what's on it.
You may be able to run software that performs sector scans and what not, but this sort of software is again no good if the drive is suffering from potential mechanical failure.
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Paulie7

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Thanks Neil.

I'm going to try using Seagate's "SeaTools" and see what happens with that.
It's not a very good feeling potentially losing that many files!
If anyone has any other suggestions, PLEASE let me know. :whistling:

Thanks
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