How do I retrieve/fix corrupted files in a hard disk?

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  1. Arya Stark

    Arya Stark Resident Celebrity OT Supporter

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    Is it possible? Certain folders in my secondary hard drive had crashed and the files are gone and when I try to open the folder it tells me "Drive D is not formatted. Do you want to format? Yes/No" The whole disk is not corrupted, just part of it and the most important ones too (mp3 folder :wtc:)

    I can still open some folders, but not all and the hard drive lags like crazy whenever I try to access it.

    Help? :x:
     
  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    SpinRite might be able to help.
     
  3. BigPaul

    BigPaul New Member

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    One of the techs I work with swears by SpinRite. I've personally never used it but I hear it’s good
     
  4. MSA

    MSA You're gonna be the one that saves me, And after a

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    Expensive fix...FTK ~$1200
     
  5. Arya Stark

    Arya Stark Resident Celebrity OT Supporter

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    Ugh downloaded spinrite then reboot my computer and not it won't boot at all lol...7 years old computer dead :(

    Abit IE7 MoBo
    P4 2.4 GHz
    1 GB Crucial Memory
    ATi Radeon 9700 Pro
    80gig WD Drive
    250gig Maxtor 2ndary Drive
    :sadwavey:
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You have two drives, and the extra drive is the one that you were having trouble with?
    If I have that right, then installing spinrite and rebooting didn't kill your pc.

    Try unplugging the cd/dvd burner and the extra hard drive.
    If it boots up, that might be a sign of a failing power supply.
     
  7. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    and if not and you want that data saved, don't fuck with apps you don't fully understand
    send the drive to someone who does data recovery
    like, oh, i dunno
    me




    i mention this in every thread that says ":crying: my hdd died", and apps are suggested and the op uses them, and never posts back that they royally fucked up and couldn't recover
     

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