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Corrupted Hard Drive, New Computer, File Recovery...


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Ok, so our 5 year old computer finally died (RIP)... we turned it on and instead of booting I got a black screen with a mouse cursor. I entered recovery console and did a chkdsk /f on my C: drive and after going all night it got to about 8% finding errors the whole way through... so the hard drive is toast :)

But, we're getting a new computer...
http://www.newegg.co...1-028-_-Product
(if you're interested)

Now, I wanted to know if I could connect my dead drive to an IDE/SATA connection on this computer and use some sort of software to recover whatever I can?

Let me know if this is wishful thinking or if I have some hope...

In the end, I'll just reformat it but I'd like to see if one or two files could be saved (mostly emulator save states XP ...)

Thanks!!
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You can try it but if the drive mechanics are failing, whatever you do with it isn't going to fix the fact it's half-dead. You can format it until the cows come home and it'll still be a failing hard drive.
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okay, but is there any way I can try and recover some files??

P.S. The hard drive may still work, I can only tell after I've formatted... I've kinda used it as an excuse to justify a new PC purchase :-P
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If your old HDD does work use the method below;
Fit your old HDD into your new computer & plug the slave
connector into it, you need to set the jumpers so your new HDD is
the master & the old one is the slave, there should be a diagram
on the drives that show you how to set them, transfer the files
you want, when done copying run scandisk to check for errors.
Good luck & let us know how it goes

Edited by phillpower2, 29 May 2010 - 10:45 AM.

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If your old HDD does work use the method below;
Fit your old HDD into your new computer & plug the slave
connector into it, you need to set the jumpers so your new HDD is
the master & the old one is the slave, there should be a diagram
on the drives that show you how to set them, transfer the files
you want, when done copying run scandisk to check for errors.
Good luck & let us know how it goes

Thank you... will do, the comp comes on Tuesday...
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