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Recovering files from damaged drive

Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:44 am

I have a damaged d: drive, c: is okay. Winxp can't read the drive at all, it shows it as healthy 100% free, no file system listed, and windows explorer gives an IO error on it. Bing1.85 can show me the files on the drive, and edit text files. It must be accessing the drive in a way that windows can't. I know Bing can't recover files, but is there any recovery software I can boot that will let me copy individual files from the damaged drive to the working c: drive?

Re: Recovering files from damaged drive

Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 am

you could create an image backup, use tbiview.

Although I'd upgrade to BIBM.

"P a u l" wrote in message news:5339@public.bootitng...

I have a damaged d: drive, c: is okay. Winxp can't read the drive at all, it
shows it as healthy 100% free, no file system listed, and windows explorer
gives an IO error on it. Bing1.85 can show me the files on the drive, and
edit text files. It must be accessing the drive in a way that windows can't.
I know Bing can't recover files, but is there any recovery software I can
boot that will let me copy individual files from the damaged drive to the
working c: drive?

Re: Recovering files from damaged drive

Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:10 am

Try making a Puppy Linux bootable flash drive. That may have luck reading the drive. You don't need any Linux experience and a web search will give all the details.
Windows PE recovery will boot up, but it's a pain to make and I don't see why that would do better than the installed windows system. The backup and tbiview is also a good try, but that Puppy flash drive (or cd) is well worth having. You might even like Linux!!

Re: Recovering files from damaged drive

Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:54 pm

Might want to possibly consider trying SpinRite from grc.com on the drive.

Re: Recovering files from damaged drive

Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:18 am

BING or BIBM? Direct Boot Menu or Normal Boot Menu? Limited or Unlimited
Partitions?






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