Does this mean the disk is dead?

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Does this mean the disk is dead?

#1 Post by justdad » 01 Mar 2018, 20:08

Hello everybody,

one day my daughter's notebook didn't boot into Windows 10 but only into EFI shell. I found and tried for the first time TestDisk utility. I would like to ask you guys whether what I see in the log means the disk is dead.
I booted from a USB stick and tried Analyze PC/Intel 62GB eMMC disk - only to get timeout messages.

Log is at https://1drv.ms/t/s!AoZFBxC-urV2mw1fhP5FA_KJdEBd as I wasn't able to attach a txt file over here.

Thank you!

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Re: Does this mean the disk is dead?

#2 Post by cgrenier » 02 Mar 2018, 10:40

You can try to clone the disk to a new empty one using ddrescue from a Linux USB key as described in https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf
but it doesn't look good. You may have to contact a data recovery company.

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