Thanks for a very nice post. I was really excited to see this data recovery details by using Puppy Linux.
I have a HP Pavillion dv6700 with Vista running on it. It is an Intel Duo machine. 4 GB RAM. Just after using for 2 years, I got a disk read error yesterday. It is a HITACHI, 5400 RPM , SATA, 250 GB hard drive. Once the BSD (Blue Screen of Death)came on this laptop before 3 months. I ran the 'Primary Hard Disk Self Test' in 'BIOS'. It told to 'replace the HDD'. Somehow after 2 days it was up and gave no troubles till yesterday.
I was trying to follow the Tutorial for Puppy Linux to recover the data. I burned the iso image on a CD-R from a HP Elitebook machine running Windows 7 Enterprise. Changed the boot order in the HP Pavillion machine. Now the boot sequence shows 'F10 and F12 Delay (sec)' as the 1st one, 'CD-ROM Boot' as 2nd, 'Floppy Boot' as 3rd under the 'Boot Options' in BIOS. Under 'Boot Order', 'ATAPI CD/DVD ROM Drive' is the first one, 'USB Floppy' is 2nd, 'Notebook Hard Drive' is 3rd.
I tried with 'Lupu528.iso' and 'slacko-5.3-MAIN.iso' on 2 separate CDs. Burned them onto CD-R media. Tried to boot from them, but it never worked. Any idea why?
If anyone can help in recovering the data it would be great. I have a doubt, how do I know whether my DVD/CD Rom drive reads CD-R media or not. It is written as CD - RW on it only. Also I copied with help of 'burncdcc' as mentioned in the post. If you burn on Winndows 7, HP machine, then is it not recognizable by Vista on another HP Machine? Sometimes I have seen CDs burn on one machine not being recognized at other machines.
I don't know about posting outside links here. But a simmilar problem with malaware infecting HP machine is posted at here
. Just included it as a thought. Why only HP machines are dying?
Thank you all for taking your time to read this post and share your valuable inputs. Have a great day ahead.
Edited by sambitsatpathy, 01 November 2011 - 06:21 AM.