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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 13392 8-May-2007 03:17
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guys, i know you could help me on this important matter. one of my previous xternal hd is having an I/O device error when i tried to play or watch my files. the dish is working by that i means it still spinning and i could see all the files within it, however, i cant open or copy these files and folders. here is where your helps would be great appreciated.

what is the best app/s out there that could help me to recover all of the data.

my hd is partition into 3 and my hd is FAT32: e, f, and g with totla of 120gb. i have over 20gbs of music and important notes, and photos that means a lot. i run win xp and this is the error message

"F:\ Audio is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

! Read error in the file F:\[pdf]_PHOTOGRAPHY_(ADVANCED).zip
! The request could not be performed because of an I\O device error.
! Read error in the file F:\[pdf]_PHOTOGRAPHY_(ADVANCED).zip
! The request could not be performed because of an I\O device error.

they are not lost. i could see them touch them with my mouse and anything i have tried from your suggestions and others are not working at this point. and yes, i just would like to take or be able to copy them and place them on the new NTFS hd from seagate that i just bought.

here is the message when i tried to copy or move them to new location(hd) "Error copying file or folder... Cannot create or replace audio: the request could not be performed because of the I/O device error."

here is what happened when i clicked on the folders: G:\Image is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. Also, when i put my mouse over the folders, and it said the folders are empty, but i could see all of my files of words, zip, apps and some images that are not inside the folder. however, the according to the my computer, the hd is and the contents are still there.

but here is the twist of them all. i turned the xhd on first then turn my pc on... so it would boot up and the 1st partition of:

G: one of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. you may cancel the disk check but it is strongly recommended that you continue. windows will now check the disks. volume serial number is 9845-12CB
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2 percent completed...

that two percent just there, another words, nothing is working, or moving even last night I let it stay all night and it was just at 2 percent and nothing else.

when i Right click my computer --> properties --> hardware --> device manager --> disk drives, does it say that "this device is working properly.

i was suggested to run and fixed on the safe mode...

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  Reply # 69897 8-May-2007 10:17
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see if you can get the files off using something like PC INSPECTOR File Recovery  (this is a free program)

if that fails, see if a demo of something like Stellar Phoenix will see your lost files. I have found this to be the best program for getting stuff off drives. Mainly cos it does it in logical order rather than in the order it's stored on the disc.

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  Reply # 69922 8-May-2007 13:58
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I haven't tried this product for real, but you might want to have a look at spinrite (www.grc.com)



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 69929 8-May-2007 14:59
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ill give SpinRite a spin, b/c i tried the Stellar Phoenix PC INSPECTOR File Recovery and nothing or they did not do the tricks. ty

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 70332 11-May-2007 10:08
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Hi there,

Try the RecoverMyFiles software from GetData. http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

This is an excellent program and you can run it before you buy a licence to see what files it can recover. It works by either scanning the disk sectors for lost or deleted files, or it can completely rebuild disk partitions from drives that have been formatted accidently.

To be honest though, it doesn't sound like you need a file recovery program. Its just sounds like the disk is on it's way out I am afraid. You may struggle to recover the data at all yourself without the help of specialist services.

My advice would be to try and take off as many files as you can (one file or folder at a time if you can) and then keep trying with the rest. Occasionally drives like this work ok for a short period of time and then fail again.

Cheers
Mike


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