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External Hard Disk: "E:/access denied. Corrupt and unreadable fil


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Hi

i am using SEAGATE external hard disk and used to take it out without "Safely remove hardware".... now one day it corrupted and showed message as "E:/ not accessible. corrupt and unreadable data" ..... i followed the link from this forum "www.geekstogo.com/forum/A Difficult Infection to Remove - Request Help [Solved].html" and to my surprise and delight using Sysprot, AVG, Flash Disinfector and ComboFix.exe i was able to recover and repair my hard disk. I lost a directory from it. so i started a recovery s/w but again my hard disk corrupted without my intervention.


I then again and again followed the same procedure "www.geekstogo.com/forum/A Difficult Infection to Remove - Request Help [Solved].html" but it didnt help me. I tried it again and again many times ... please help me out. i dont want to lose my data from the disk.

The file system type is RAW or i think has become RAW :)

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME OUT...

Edited by rani12, 27 August 2009 - 11:18 AM.

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With the drive in RAW format, basically, your only option is to format it.
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But I have important data on it :) ... I cannot format it :)
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Unfortunately, since it turned to RAW format, your data is most likely gone.

You can try some file recovery programs: http://www.raymond.c...overy-software/
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Sorry for the late response...
Thanks for the reply...
I used RECUVA to recover my hard disk... and for so many days ... from the day of your last reply, the program continued...

Today I was able to retrieve many of my files of my hard disk but when i clicked on RECOVER it says "THE SEMAPHORE TIMEOUT PERIOD HAS EXPIRED"

What shall I do now :)

Please help me out...
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The above error, normally, indicates network problem. Inability of computers on network to communicate.
In your case, my best interpretation of it, would be inability of your computer/program (Recuva) to communicate with the external drive.
It looks to me, the drive is dead dead.
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