data recovery

Forum discussion tagged with data recovery.
  1. P

    Question Recovering data from a faulty HDD & choosing a replacement solution (+ what's the longest a drive has lasted you?)

    Hi folks, I have a few questions around a specific hardware situation. In short: (1) I have an old HDD suspected to be dead and whose data I'm looking to recover if possible, and (2) I'm trying to decide on a storage solution with which to replace it. To preface, I've read the pinned threads in...
  2. J

    Question HDD file system changed to RAW ?

    I have a rig that runs Windows 10 off an SSD and has a Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD for storage. The HDD has become unrecognizable by Windows Explorer, although it shows up in Disk Management, previously as "not initialised", and when I tried to initialise it, Windows said the device does not...
  3. M

    Question BMR Restore Help?

    I found an old backup file and have done a bunch of research but going in circles so hoping I might be able to get a little help. The backup is in a folder named BMR > USER-PC > image and there are two files - image.bmr and image.bmr$D I'm assuming that these are Bare Metal Recovery files but...
  4. Question Surface Pro 3 Data Recovery

    I would be especially grateful and thankful to anyone who can help me out with this problem. We have a surface pro 3 where Windows went nuts and we cannot get windows to boot at all. We’ve tried everything under the sun and at this point the only concern we have is getting the data off of the...
  5. D

    Question All hope lost for this external hard drive?

    Hello, I was having issues with an external HDD and was trying to recover files. It was running normally and providing a drive letter despite being unable to see the files normally. But a few hours later it disappeared, and when I tried plugging it in again is beeped a few times, didn't sound...
  6. N

    Question No Windows detected after Bios update

    I recently updated my Bios, it appeared to work properly. However something changed, the BIOS update applied, but Windows wouldn't boot afterwards. The Bios settings appeared to have changed and the NVMe drive (C: Windows) was non-detectable. Windows Boot Manager was lost as an option. I...
  7. Question 32 GB MicroSD Card filesystem got corrupted. Asks formatting. Any chance to recover data before?

    Hi. On my 32 GB Apacer microSD card the filesystem got corrupted. Either of due of a faulty USB port, or ejecting the drive while was some in process. Now the device see the microSD card as RAW a filesystem, and both PC and smartphone asks me to format the SD card. C:\Windows\System32>chkdsk...
  8. M

    Question External HHD just randomly died, please help!

    I have this external hard drive that isn't working suddenly today, I think it's most likely related to how when I tried to cancel shutting off my pc everything just went black and I just press the physical power button to shut off my pc yesterday. When I start up my pc today it was starting up...
  9. T

    Question USB shows RAW

    I can mount my encrypted USB, but the logical drive when clicked when unencrypted shows RAW. Any suggestions to get this fixed? Is there a way to copy the RAW logical decrypted logical drive data to a physical USB drive so I can run data recovery software on that physical drive because it will...
  10. A

    Question Laptop HDD suddenly not initialized - what to do?

    Hi guys, I have an Acer Predator laptop that has a 500GB primary SSD and a secondary 1TB HDD. I recently upgraded my SSD from the stock 128GB to the 500GB one. Today, I remembered that there was a file that I forgot to backup from the old SSD so I opened my laptop and reinstalled the old SSD...
  11. mitsosha

    Question Inaccessible external hard drive

    Hello, a friend of mine handed me the following external hard drive: WD Elements Portable WDBUZG7500ABK - hard drive - 750 GB - USB 3.0 Specs She had connected the hard drive to her phone and apparently the phone formatted the drive with android file system. She asked for data recovery from a...
  12. B

    Question Is it possible to use recovered data from not booting windows 7 hdd by live usb linux distro ?

    Hi, I have windows 7 laptop which is not booting currently but i have take data back-up from that windows user profile and desktop folder which are having default file permission, so planning to boot the laptop with live USB Linux distro and copy windows user profile and desktop folder. I'm...
  13. A

    [SOLVED] Data recovery from slow HDD

    Hello! Several years ago my laptop's HDD started dying and I had it replaced. It's a Toshiba 1 TB 2.5 HDD from Toshiba laptop. According to HDD Sentinel it's at 9% life with 2848 bad and 13528 weak sectors.It's almost empty but I have previously scanned it with EaseUS Data Recovery and...
  14. A

    [SOLVED] HDD failing after hard shutdown

    I had a windows update stuck on 0% for hours so decided to just hard shutdown my pc. After booting up again, windows ran a scan and repair on my second drive (not my windows drive). The repair was progressing extremely slow and the ETA was over a month so I rebooted and skipped scanning. Boot...
  15. KatakuriChan

    [SOLVED] How to recover recently deleted files?

    Hi, I just accidentally deleted 15GB worth of data a few minutes ago. Can you please recommend a method or software? Recuva shows files delete months ago. But not the recent ones. Thank You.
  16. barleysinger

    [SOLVED] better software to recover files

    I have an old external WD UDS HDD. It's a 4TB "My Passport". I am trying to recover files. I did find errors on a surface scan. I have Minitool Partition Manager Pro, and was going to use to to get back whichever files are retrevable but I've found a rather large issue with the software. I...
  17. Pleaaasehelp

    [SOLVED] Help meee

    I'm so close to ruining a whole family's lives. I'm gonne be really honest. I'm 16. I was installing Windows 10 on some guys PC. I was getting paid. When I was choosing a disk drive to install his 2nd hard drive had "new" button glowing. So I thought they didn't formatted it. I clicked new and...
  18. A

    [SOLVED] Bootloop, BitLocker and Data Recovery

    I have an HP computer that is on a bootloop (preparing automatic repair> diagnosing PC >restart because windows update screwed it again. I need to save the data in it, however the drive is encrypted with BitLocker now when I go to reset this PC it gives the message "You need to sign in as an...
  19. sds20020024

    Question Recovering data off an external hard drive not working

    Hi. So I've been trying to recover some data off of this external USB hard drive. It’s a SONY 1TB External USB hard drive, (specs here) I would have taken this to a professional data recovery service, but the data on this HDD is more of a 'nice to have again' kind of data than something very...
  20. Bros1083

    [SOLVED] Uncorrectable sectors can't create an image/clone or manually transport data

    I've tried Chkdsk /r and /b and after using EaseUS there are 3 bad sectors and I can access like 99% of the data like pictures and videos fine but if I try to transfer it out using an image or cloning it to another HDD/SSD it keeps crashing and saying the device is disconnecting (it's an...
  21. K

    [SOLVED] RAW Drive Partition Data Recovery SUCCESS (EASY)

    So I just had to post this here because I couldn't find this solution anywhere else on the internet (unless I'm not looking hard enough) Quick backstory, I work at a basic phone/computer repair shop, and I have had a few customers come in with computers that wont boot, upon mounting the hard...
  22. Billyrayhusband

    [SOLVED] Data off corrupted HDD

    Hi all, So I have an external hard drive that has been corrupted to unknown reasons (probably old, or dropped, or due to not ejecting properly), it works fine just seems to be hella slow! I'm trying to get the files off it onto my PC so I can format the drive and go from there. but it takes...
  23. F

    [SOLVED] Dynamic Disk: Invalid!

    Hi there people! I have a Dynamic Disk which just suddenly went "Invalid". I have searched through the Internet but none had my problem. =================================== I have a Windows 10 on a SSD and was using this Dynamic H.D.D as storage. Now it's labeled "invalid" in Disk management...
  24. N

    [SOLVED] Rectify file sizes on recovered files from a deleted volume

    Hello all, I made a dumb mistake last night and when going to clone a drive and clean up some old file data I deleted a volume from a harddrive which I did not intend to. Not a super big deal. I have a backup of the drive from probably 3 or so weeks ago. There were a few projects added to the...
  25. G

    [SOLVED] I think my HDD just died, what can i do now?

    Hello everyone, Today my HDD (S: ) started to act strange. I realized that a Video i saved yesterday with Nvidea Shadow Play wasn´t there. Navigating through the folders of the HDD was a bit slow but nothing i worried about at that moment. I first expected a software problem with Shadow Play so...
  26. twgamerbuilder

    [SOLVED] Samsung 970 EVO not showing in BIOS

    I just rebuilt my computer to clean it, same parts, nothing has changed. It was working fine beforehand. I have it all set up and turn it on and my 970 evo isn't being recognized by the bios. It's my boot drive and has a lot of valuable data on it. No info anywhere in the bios on it. I tried...
  27. rank1337

    Question Is it possible to recover data from this drive?

    I used this drive about a year ago, and I shut off my pc because it was running slow, so I went to sleep. I woke up and it took minutes to boot into windows, which is irregular because I run a 7th gen intel chip and a NVME m.2 boot drive. this one terabyte drive was missing, and I now want to...
  28. N

    [SOLVED] Trying to recover data from a 12 yr old hard disk

    Hi, I have a very old hard disk (around 12 yrs old now) that I got from our laptop that was last used maybe 8 yrs ago. I have plugged it into my current laptop using a usb adapter but the problem is it doesn't show up on explorer nor on disk management. It does however show up on device...
  29. consptheory77

    [SOLVED] Can I view contents of dynamic disk with a virtual OS?

    I just discovered a hard drive I was using for extraneous storage was somehow, on my part, accidentally converted to a "dynamic disk". I always wondered what that meant when I've seen that option before, and now I know. As I said, extraneous - I remember some of what I went to copy over to...
  30. Ibo T

    [SOLVED] Mobo dead, how to access striped volume externally from laptop?

    I have a dead PC with 2 data drives that are windows striped (not hardware raid-0). If I buy a usb raid enclosure, do you think windows will recognize them as a dynamic disc? If not, is there a way to access it externally without a desktop? Thanks.
  31. G

    [SOLVED] Attempting to recover files off of my old SSD, device not showing up under "This PC"

    Hi there, I have been struggling with an issue the last couple of days attempting to recover the files off of my old SSD from my previous desktop. The device is a Seagate Barracude, Model Number ST2000DM001 About half a year ago, I had noticed my desktop was getting really slow, to the point...
  32. Insane Potatoz

    [SOLVED] How to protect my data?

    Hey everyone. I noticed people talking about stuff like clean data recovery images or something like that, and how it's recommended to do that often. So I was just wondering; what are some ways I can keep the data on my PC safe, and how? Thanks!
  33. A

    Question Broken phone data recovery?

    I have a huawei p20 pro that has a completely broken screen, I need to get the photos off of it or use huawei phone clone but that isn’t as important. I got an otg connector and plugged the phone into a monitor and used a mouse it worked but the display would cut out every few seconds, any idea...
  34. C

    Question What's the best data recovery software for Android?

    I had to reset my pixel 4xl and since the Google drive backup software failed to back up my text messages they are now gone. I also lost a lot of lecture audio recordings I need for class. I looked around for some software to help me but everything looks sketchy so thought maybe someone here...
  35. PetarStev

    Question Can third-party data loss recovery programs really recover every deleted file?

    First of all, I know they can recover many. But I had an incident where I executed the chkdsk /f /r /x command after having the 'can't recognize device descriptor' error. So I restarted my PC as that is the way to execute this particular command, but didn't realize I had my monitor and TV...
  36. [SOLVED] Storage HDD not accessible in new system (or old anymore) - locks up Windows when in enclosure

    Hi all - I just built a new tower and everything runs well. The old tower works fine too. Unsure if this matters, but the old unit was Intel, the new one is AMD. I went to install my 1TB HDD from my old PC into this new tower and it wouldn't even boot to windows. I changed the boot order...
  37. sijumark

    [SOLVED] Media on 3x External HDDs not accessible

    Hello All, I am facing issues accessing my media on 3x 1TB WD external HDD hope you can help me with this. My OMV build was on my old Dell Optiplex 380 where OMV was installed as the only operating system. There were 5 external hard disk drives containing media, 3x 3.5" 1TB WD External powered...
  38. searay12399

    [SOLVED] Datasheet for LG VX-6000 phone?

    Hi, I am a data recovery engineer. I am currently doing a recovery on two LG VX-6000 phones. They both will not turn on or power up. I am wanting to do a chip off and read the memory chip, but I cannot find any sort of information on the phone's board online whatsoever. I am looking for a...
  39. D

    [SOLVED] Hard drive spinning up and down, head not moving, can't access drive at all

    I have a drive that is constantly spinning up and then down over and over again and not stopping. As well the head of the drive doesn't move at all, no clicking or anything. Does anyone have a way that I may be able to fix this easily or is it pretty much dead?
  40. G

    [SOLVED] Data Recovery

    So I had a bunch of files on my desktop and it was getting very cluttered, so i decided to move them to a secondary hard drive to clean up space. I had no idea that the secondary hard drive was full. When i transferred over the files everything looked fine so i deleted the original files from...