laptop hdd/disappearing data ? for the pros in this NG


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someone2

I have seen this problem multiple times.

The hdd will clone. The clone when setup as a second behind XP on C: drive
is not "seen" by the o/s (windows xp this time), but the clone was
recognized by the BIOS.
XP offers to format the clone drive. The clone drive has o/s, apps, data
....when viewed via recovery software. The recovery software appears to be
disabled to copy the data to another hdd or
media.

In the past some of these hdd's have been virus infected. This hdd did not
indicate any virus when scanned with SAV.
Also, similar drives in the past have required a low level format in order
to rebuild them to accept an operating system. (trojans)

Recovery suggestions appreciated.

The original failure of the laptop hdd was a failure to boot. The laptop hdd
sounds ok, but reported many errors during the clone process.
 
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old jon

someone2 said:
I have seen this problem multiple times.

The hdd will clone. The clone when setup as a second behind XP on C:
drive is not "seen" by the o/s (windows xp this time), but the clone was
recognized by the BIOS.
XP offers to format the clone drive. The clone drive has o/s, apps, data
...when viewed via recovery software. The recovery software appears to be
disabled to copy the data to another hdd or
media.

In the past some of these hdd's have been virus infected. This hdd did not
indicate any virus when scanned with SAV.
Also, similar drives in the past have required a low level format in order
to rebuild them to accept an operating system. (trojans)

Recovery suggestions appreciated.

The original failure of the laptop hdd was a failure to boot. The laptop
hdd sounds ok, but reported many errors during the clone process.
When a drive fails it is advisable to run the drive manufacturers test tools
on it. IMO.
best wishes..OJ
 
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Rod Speed

someone2 said:
I have seen this problem multiple times.
The hdd will clone. The clone when setup as a second behind XP on C: drive is
not "seen" by the o/s (windows xp this time), but the clone
was recognized by the BIOS. XP offers to format the clone drive.

You must have stuffed up the cloning process. How did you clone it ?
The clone drive has o/s, apps, data ...when viewed via recovery software. The
recovery software appears to be disabled to copy the data to another hdd or
media.

What 'recovery software' ?
In the past some of these hdd's have been virus infected. This hdd did not
indicate any virus when scanned with SAV.
Also, similar drives in the past have required a low level format in order to
rebuild them to accept an operating system. (trojans)

All they needed was to write zeros thru the sectors.
Recovery suggestions appreciated.

I like EasyRecovery Pro, but it aint free.
The original failure of the laptop hdd was a failure to boot. The laptop hdd
sounds ok, but reported many errors during the clone process.

Then it likely had lots of bad sectors and thats why
it isnt seen by XP after the clone, the directory
structures have got damaged by the bad sectors.
 
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someone2

Rod Speed said:
You must have stuffed up the cloning process. How did you clone it ?


What 'recovery software' ?


All they needed was to write zeros thru the sectors.


I like EasyRecovery Pro, but it aint free.


Then it likely had lots of bad sectors and thats why
it isnt seen by XP after the clone, the directory
structures have got damaged by the bad sectors.

I agree the directory structure is wiped out.

Recovery?
 
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