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Wannabe Geek

# 37896 21-Jul-2009 15:33
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Hi guys! Tryed to search over the forum similar threads, but allready tried some of advices(and haven't got the result what i was expecting).
So, first of all i have HP nx6110 with hdd that actually failed 3 years ago(windows just stopped to boot, im 90% sure thats caused by virus, as at that time a was living in hostel of overseas uni, and network was really overloaded with viruses), and i put that into black box for better times(now they come). HDD is Samsung 40gb on PATA, XP installed(but not loading), there were 2 partitions(both NTFS).
HDD is seen by different reanimators, but, they can't see size and do anything with it. With Acronis True image ive done back up copy to external hdd. After using mini XP(live cd, and it see the hdd, but not the size) ive tryed to recover data with active file recovery. It recovered files and folders that were on C drive, and rest put in lost&found(22gb, but it copies only 4 and than program closes)
With RecoverMyFiles it found allmost everything i need(actually photos), but it doesn't allow me to copy them(program also closes) also it doesn't recover name(i know, that i want too much, but sort approx 10k of photos...)
With R-Studio it also found C drive files&folders
Any suggestions how to get rest of folder structure(that was on D drive)?
Thanks you

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 237648 21-Jul-2009 20:26
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From experience, neither R-studio nor RecoverMyFiles is handly if you want to recover the original file names / folder structure. I recommend using Runtime Software's GetDataBack for NTFS.

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  # 237707 21-Jul-2009 22:51
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Thanks for advice, but its same as others... C partition no problem, D-not( However i saw in that "recovered" files a lot of [don't want to say this], that is so likely that this fail is virus result. Also one of the programs said like "HDD without boot sector)


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  # 237791 22-Jul-2009 10:32
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Have you tried working upon the drive directly instead of the image? First check the drive hardware if it's okay, using Samsung's Diagnostics tools (downloadable from their website). Then run a CHKDSK or similar (in read only mode first, ie without /F) and see if it's able to identify/fix the problem. Viruses don't cause hardware damage, so any damage that's seen should be fixable, unless of course it's the HDD's fault itself. (No offense, but Samsung makes one of the most unreliable HDDs, after Maxtor. Especially the 40GB ones.)

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