Question Cannot read hard drive

superawesomeALVIN

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Mar 15, 2015
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The data on the drive is not mission-critical, so I won't send it to a recovery service but would still like to try getting the files off it.

So here's what happened, I wasn't able to load into windows until I unplugged the drive, which I later connected with a USB 3.5" enclosure. It was shown as a local disk, but the "space remaining bar" is missing and it would load forever if I tried to view it. I was able to get more details with crystaldiskinfo. My theory is the disk ran out of spare sectors and is stuck in a remapping state. Is there a way I can stop the disk from trying and let me copy the uncorrupted files off? Any help is appreciated.
 

popatim

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No thats not it, The disk has a ton of spare sectors.
It could just busy testing & trying to recover data from those 1427 Pending sectors. I'm assuming the drive is spinning. Have you tried just letting the drive run for a few days?

This doesn't rule out the possibility of the Spares area being damaged also.
 

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