recovery

Page 2 - Forum discussion tagged with recovery.
  1. R

    [SOLVED] After removing programs from HDD most of them were just gone

    Hello! So my friend was trying to clean his HDD a bit to make space. He was removing programs via the "Add or remove function" . And then suddenly most of the storage was gone except for the Steam folder and Fortnite which is pretty odd... Now it just shows that the disk uses has 921 GB...
  2. 6

    Question VAIO´s assist bypass

    I bought an used VAIO MODEL pcg61a11u and after formating it's HDD with another pc I'm prompted with a "operating system not found" screen. I feel that the original owner changed the BIOS to legacy but I cant acces the BIOS anymore since the assist function no longer exists. what can I do...
  3. Question Hard Drive suddenly "unallocated", need to access files

    Greetings, In my computer i've a 1TB WD Black HDD with Windows 10 Pro x64 and a 2TB WD Blue HDD with Windows XP Professional x64. I use the 2TB as backup, and since for various reasons my main Windows 10 installation got screwed up not long ago, i had moved all the data to the 2TB drive. Today i...
  4. C

    [SOLVED] My backup of my Windows 10 PC failed. How can I make it work?

    I have a custom built PC with my OS installed on a 128gb ssd and most of my files stored on a 1 TB WD HDD. I tried to backup my PC to an external drive with adequate memory available and it failed (error message: 'Windows Backup did not complete successfully' & additional message: 'Check your...
  5. R

    Question How much of a partition can be zeroed, but still remain readable?

    I’m working on recovering partitions from a hard drive for a client, the drive has 14 partitions, and lets just say they’re all encrypted. I’m using Linux Mint’s disks utility to create partition images of each partition. Which ended up telling me, 1 partition is totally unreadable, and the...
  6. P

    [SOLVED] How to ensure PC is totally clean after virus infection. Help needed desperately!

    Hi All I thought I'd come here for some advice as I've always found users on here to be extremely helpful, and I'm hoping you can help with my latest woe! My PC got infected by a Trojan a few days ago, to the point where my Amazon account and a couple of email accounts have been compromised. I...
  7. Z

    [SOLVED] Does a blu-ray reader perform better at recovering faulty CD-R / DVD-R's?

    I have some old, partially unreadable CR-R's and DVD-R's. I tried many CD and DVD drives using recovery tools like isopuzzle and so on, but unfortunately there are still missing sectors mostly at the end of the volume. Back in the days I verified all of them after burning, but I didn't foresee...
  8. W

    [SOLVED] Laptop BIOS Only Boots From CD/USB In Legacy Mode - How To Boot From USB With Legacy Disabled?

    Hey, So, I'm trying to recover a Windows 10 account password for a family friend that has forgotten the password on a HP pavilion laptop. The laptop boot loader is only allowing me to select a bootable USB or CD as the boot option, if legacy mode is enabled within the bios. If legacy mode is...
  9. C

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Fresh Install: Reset (Remove Everything) vs. Fresh Install via USB?

    I recently just purchased a few new parts for my PC and as always I like to do a fresh install of windows for my hardware. Is using the Reset "REMOVE EVERYTHING" option just as good if not the same as reinstalling windows via USB? I'm looking to really have the cleanest version of W10 on my PC...
  10. A

    Question Instability, GPU output cutting off.

    Hi, I have some issues that I believe to be PSU related. I know my PSU is "low tier" but it hasn't had any issues. I think this is more likely due to the fact that my system is pushing it's designed wattage limits. As the parts come in at ~500W under full load. The actual issue is that whilst...
  11. B

    [SOLVED] External drive - Samsung M2 Portable - nowhere to be seen

    Hello, my problem looks rather serious. I'm somewhat keen on the software side of things, but not really knowledgeable about hardware. I would really appreciate the help, since there's lot of useful data on this drive. The drive in question is Samsung M2 Portable, 750 GB, external obviously. An...
  12. S

    [SOLVED] Drive C dissapeared (can't recovery) after BSOD critical process died

    Dear all, thank you for reading this. I used an Intel SSD 535 Series 240 GB on my PC. I have divided it into drive C and drive D. Drive C around 100 GB for Windows 10 Pro, and drive D for DATA. Recently I've been getting a lot of BSOD (critical process died). Other times I get the "boot device...
  13. E

    [SOLVED] RAID 10 recovery problem

    I have 4 disks of 1TB in RAID 10 with 2 NTFS partitions, one of 500GB and one of 1,3TB. After some time 2 disks of 4 are dead, and one has bad blocks but I can access it. Because this is an old computer I left it without a backup for some time ;-( With some programs like "ReclaiMe Free RAID...
  14. G

    [SOLVED] Dropped an hdd, now it wont initialize.

    All is in the title im afraid... I have recently been building a new pc and today i tried to install an ssd and accidentally pushed with the cables the only hdd in my machine that wasnt secured from the back(had it opened front and back to cable manage) and it dropped from a height of about 40cm...
  15. A

    Question Formatted Drive Recovery Software

    What's up folks. So very long story short I had to format my C: drive where Windows 10 was installed as the OS became corrupted and I tried literally everything to repair it with no success. Needless to say there were a lot of pictures, documents etc. on that drive that I'd prefer to get back...
  16. S

    [SOLVED] Unable to boot windows to new ssd

    I own a Lenovo Flex5 with Windows 10. Recently my SSD crashed. On starting the system it started showing boot media not found error and in bios page it showed that hard disk is not recognised. I have a one drive backup for all the data so I'm not much concerned with that part of it. I ordered a...
  17. foul.creature.

    Question I need advice on recovering an external hard drive? please read!

    About half a year ago I realized that my external hard-drive that I bought on amazon was malfunctioning, I had noticed there was a connection problem even before that, it would connect and disconnect rapidly sometimes, but I didn't think much of it cause my files were still there. then 1 day I...
  18. Leonniar

    [SOLVED] Battery Dead Android Data Recovery

    Hello guys . So recently my phone (Xiaomi redmi note 5A Prime) fell into a pool of water . After letting it dry the device could turn on but was completely unresponsive . A day later the device was completely dead . i opened it up and show that the battery was in terrible shape with bumps and...
  19. J

    Question Does bit locker always ask for recovery key when connected via USB?

    Hi, I have a laptop with bit locker encryption. I replaced my hard with another non encrypted hard disk and installed fresh windows on it. Now when plug my encrypted drive via usb3 and tries to bot via it.... bit locker asks for recovery key which i can provide and boot from it. My questions...
  20. M

    Question Extract Only Files List of Bad Sectored Hard Drive

    Hi Community, My hard drive got bad sector and failed to load , Here's My question about it that describes the issue : https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/hdd-got-bad-sectors-and-i-cant-backup-my-data.3494513/ I decided to take the hard to Recovery Center and I spent 300$ to get my data...