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Cyclic Redundancy Check


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Spyderturbo007

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I have a friends laptop hard drive that wouldn't boot. I threw it in my Rosewill USB powered cage and plugged it into my Windows 7 Ultimate rig to see if I could access her pictures. At first I was getting an error about the drive not being accessible. I checked Disk Management and saw the file system was listed as RAW.

I opened a command prompt and typed:

chkdsk /r

The disk check started and I started seeing a good bit of errors. It made it to 10% and failed with this line:

10 percent complete. (1418 of 2008 unindexed files scanned)
An unspecified error occurred (696e647863686b2e 17ea).


I looked back in Disk Management and the file system is still listed as RAW even though when I was running the chkdsk it indicated that the drive's file system was NTFS. After the failed chkdsk I tried to access the drive and now I'm getting a "Cyclic Redundancy Check" error. Is there anyway for me to recover my friends pictures? Unfortunately there is no backup of the pictures.

Thanks!

EDIT -> I found a program called Mini Tools Power Recovery that can actually read the drive properly and displays the file structure. The only problem is that it only allows 1GB of recovery before you have to buy the program. There is about 13GB of pictures. I'm sure if it's necessary we can purchase the program, but obviously a free solution would be better. :)

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 10 May 2012 - 05:56 AM.

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Worth a try I think

http://www.cgsecurit...g/wiki/PhotoRec
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Actually, I appreciate the help, but he went ahead and purchased the software I linked to above. Worked like a champ. We were able to get everything off the drive that he needed except for a few pictures that were reported as corrupted.

He now knows the importance of a backup. :D

Thanks for your help.
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Thanks for posting result.
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