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Other HDD Blue Screening On Boot Up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gtiboy, 22 Feb 2010.

  1. gtiboy

    gtiboy Minimodder

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    Hi all,

    Is it possible to recover data from a hard drive that blue screens on boot up, can no longer access windows, even in safe mode.

    If so what software can you use?
     
  2. mrdexter

    mrdexter What's a Dremel?

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    See if you can get it recognised in windows by attatching it with a usb adaptor after booting. If so you used to be able to get a trial of getdataback which lets you see what data it can recover before buying.
     
  3. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Ok you may not be able to boot from it, but can you boot from another? Can you borrow a hard drive from somone, even a USB one, install windows on it, then boot from it? If you can, then you may be able to access the damaged drive once in windows, and copy the your files manually to somewhere else.

    The drive may not be broken as such, it just may be windows that's corrupt in some way.

    Have you ruled out a hardware fault? If you have access to another PC, download Memtest, and burn it to a CD.. boot from it, and check your memory first of all. If it passes then there's a good chance the computer is fine.

    Can I suggest that once you get this sorted, you buy a decent back up program like Ghost or Acronis, and a second back up hard drive, and regularly make back ups?
     
  4. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    Is it overclocked? If so then the overclock has failed and you will need to clear cmos.
    What mobo do you have?

    Simon
     
  5. gtiboy

    gtiboy Minimodder

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    The pc works fine as I use another HDD init now, runinng Vista. Also it's an old PC so it's not overclocked.
     

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