OS won't load, hard drive died/dying, I want my files back :

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OS won't load, hard drive died/dying, I want my files back :

#1 Post by thomasyellow » 01 Apr 2015, 12:33

Hello everybody,

My SATA 500Gb WD Blue is failing over.

I have disconnected it from my laptop and connected it with a SATA-USB interface to another computer equiped with ubuntu.
I'm loaded with testdisk and photorec.

I understand some things and principles, but not everything about mbr, mft and so on.

What's the procedure from now on ? Anybody could help me ? I'll do my best to follow and answer rightfully,

Thanks in advance,

Thomas

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Re: OS won't load, hard drive died/dying, I want my files ba

#2 Post by cgrenier » 02 Apr 2015, 07:01

Try TestDisk, Advanced, List (or Boot, List). If you can see your files, copy them on another disk.

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Re: OS won't load, hard drive died/dying, I want my files ba

#3 Post by thomasyellow » 02 Apr 2015, 10:09

Hello,
Thanks for your answer.

Ok I ran the testdisk. I can see my 3 partitions :
Recovery (FAT32)
OS (NTFS) which was my C:
DATA (NTFS) which was my D:

for every partition when I try Advanced > Boot it tells me that boot sector and backup boot sector's status are bad.

Three options : Quit / Rebuild BS / Dump

Shall I try the Rebuild BS ?

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Re: OS won't load, hard drive died/dying, I want my files ba

#4 Post by thomasyellow » 02 Apr 2015, 11:02

Ok, after some readings I tried the "Rebuild BS" option.

It's now searching for MFT... 196608 / 409686016
Looks like this will last for ages...

Any better option ?

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