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08-06-2019 at 08:51 AM
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Hard Drive Damaged!

Hi Guys,


These last days was a nightmare to me, my hard drive with all my videogame world records and personal archives are damaged with bad blocks and I lost almost all archives, I don't know what happened. :(

I am trying to recover using some programs, for now GetDataBack are help me a lot, the working to extract the archives is extremely slow, I already recovered many archives but many of them was recovered with damage.



Any tips? Any good program to recover the data? Thanks

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Oh, Man, I feel for you.


    With the file corruption, this may not help, but it's my understanding that if you haven't reformatted a drive, the files SHOULD be recoverable-I'd say it's worth it to take it to a pro.

    I know how to use a PC very well, but have finally accepted that I'm not quite a "mechanic", it's a different knowledge set.


    You may remember my horrid experience.

    MY PC went blackscreen in December last year, freaked me out, did everything I could to get it to perform-finally planned to abandon everything, reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows(from USB) and just move on.

    Did it, but it didn't work.


    Took it to a pro, turns out, the stupid video card was the problem, relatively simple fix, but everything is gone, gone, gone, Burgertime .inp's, hundreds and hundreds of Dragster 5.61's, just a lot of stuff I was proud of.


    I definitely plan to just get outside help from now on whenever I have a problem, there is someone out there who can take care of it.


    I'm sorry to hear, Man.

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  2. Barthax's Avatar

    Urgh, horrible situation. The most important thing with hard drive daamage is to use the drive as little as possible. Get a new drive and copy the data to the new drive and then power off to rest the old hard drive (take it out). Perform all your extraction on the new drive.

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  3. Siliconian's Avatar
    <p>When I am extracting files from the damaged HD, the computer works very and very slow, maybe consumes a lot of memory of my PC, these last days I don&#39;t play anything just focus to recover every data corrupted.</p><p><br></p><p>I purchased a 1GB SSD HD and I will install when arrives and my main HD set as &quot;slave&quot; and store my recovered data lost. This will delay a lot of time and I hope to recover all the data lost, I don&#39;t know if they will work properly.</p><p><br></p><p>Maybe + 400 WR not submitted are in this HD, I will try to recover this first and the others after that.</p>
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  4. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconian

    When I am extracting files from the damaged HD, the computer works very and very slow, maybe consumes a lot of memory of my PC, these last days I don't play anything just focus to recover every data corrupted.


    I purchased a 1GB SSD HD and I will install when arrives and my main HD set as "slave" and store my recovered data lost. This will delay a lot of time and I hope to recover all the data lost, I don't know if they will work properly.


    Maybe + 400 WR not submitted are in this HD, I will try to recover this first and the others after that.


    Honestly, Rodrigo, power it off & leave it until the new drive arrives. The extraction will be damaging the drive more and potentially destroying good data which is currently "lost" (writing the recovered data onto areas which have been forgotten). With the extraction onto the same drive, the machine is trying to access a damaged area and write to another, potentially damaged, area. It just causes more damage.

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  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    i feel your pain. i recently got an external hard drive for extra storage (which broke), fortunatley i simultaneously bought my wife one, and both of ours was larger than needed so we used each others as a backup. i also upgraded to an ssd not a moment to soon because my hard drive went shortly after

    this might not help you, but it was an issue for me. if the issue is mechanical, you can actually put your harddrive in the freezer (wrapped to protect from moisture, which honestly i dont get, cause wrapping keeps the prior warm air in, but whatever, its counter intuitive to me but i obviously lack understanding and the experts are right cause it works) as the temperate difference can sometimes move the head enough that you buy enough time to transfer your data. probably a last resort though

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