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Read Errors

Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 01:06
by tylerdurden83
Hello everyone. I'm desperately trying to repair the external hdd of my girlfriend.
She heard the platters make a funny noise and istintively unplugged it, and now if I plug it back in it asks me if I want to format it.
I've tried testdisk to fix the filesystem and regain access to the data on it, but this is the outcome...
Read errors over read errors....
What can I do to try and regain the data on it?....
Thanks a lot everyone, she really has some valuable data there...

Re: Read Errors

Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 07:40
by cgrenier
When there is only a few bad sectors, you can try to clone the hard disk as described in
But in your case, I think the disk heads are damaged, only a data recovery specialist can open your disk and swap them for new ones.