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Can you actually give evidence, to the contrary of what i've done? And proven? I can get more screenshots/pics/videos, if you need it to be proven. I don't mind.
Um, I don't need to prove my statements, because YOU proved them:

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If Spinrite were running on the bare metal, it would have been able to report and repair this.
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Um, I don't need to prove my statements, because YOU proved them:



If Spinrite were running on the bare metal, it would have been able to report and repair this.
This was one of my error's for the 1 drive, not the 2nd that actually is working with spinrite. I haven't proved your issue, just had to reconfigure it differently/remake the "vm profile", and reformat the drive. All format attempts prior were quick formats, not full formats. Hence you're not actually proven.

I'll throw a barb out. I'll try to be nice about it, but really man, get off the high horse, we're not all perfect, or right, etc. Hence why i've opened up to questions, and these are my results of those answers, and still looking for further answers to more questions related to it. I'm learning, asking, and inquiring for proof/options/idea's.

I don't have an option right now to "disable" my hdd's I presently have, and just boot with this hdd and repair it alone. I don't have a 2nd pc case for this method presently, nor will I in the near future. I'm working with what tech I have, that does have options to work, can work, has proven to work, just trying to seek further idea's/suggestions, no matter how wacky they seem.

Sorry if I haven't been clear, just trying to help out my own question...

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This was one of my error's for the 1 drive, not the 2nd that actually is working with spinrite. I haven't proved your issue, just had to reconfigure it differently/remake the "vm profile", and reformat the drive. All format attempts prior were quick formats, not full formats. Hence you're not actually proven.

I'll throw a barb out. I'll try to be nice about it, but really man, get off the high horse, we're not all perfect, or right, etc. Hence why i've opened up to questions, and these are my results of those answers, and still looking for further answers to more questions related to it. I'm learning, asking, and inquiring for proof/options/idea's.

I don't have an option right now to "disable" my hdd's I presently have, and just boot with this hdd and repair it alone. I don't have a 2nd pc case for this method presently, nor will I in the near future. I'm working with what tech I have, that does have options to work, can work, has proven to work, just trying to seek further idea's/suggestions, no matter how wacky they seem.

Sorry if I haven't been clear, just trying to help out my own question...
Everything I've told you has been true and correct. I'm TRYING to help you, but it seems you don't WANT help. I'm sorry you seem to think I'm on some "high horse". At this point the only thing I can do is to wish you luck and leave you to your own devices.
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Everything I've told you has been true and correct. I'm TRYING to help you, but it seems you don't WANT help. I'm sorry you seem to think I'm on some "high horse". At this point the only thing I can do is to wish you luck and leave you to your own devices.
Perhaps, and I appreciate the help, I just dislike the idea when anyone twists my words and proof for something else, in my opinion it's disrespectful of any leading person. But that's just my upbringing mate. ^_^

Anyone else have some suggestions? Any hdd repair pro's? Looking to further my recovery skills/repair skills, so that I can fix these, and use em.

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I guess I don't understand why you wont just use the live disk and boot from it. Why do you want to run it in a vm?
 
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I guess I don't understand why you wont just use the live disk and boot from it. Why do you want to run it in a vm?
I have a windows 7 install, to gain access to sata cables, to unplug all but the drive in question, to keep them all in sync, etc, to basically disable my pc from any use, is out of the question due to work related. I'm only able to plug the 3.5" drives (hdd) into external esata/usb2.0 external drive bays. I can then use esata, to detect it on pc in question.

Then I use a virtual machine profile, but use a physical disc, which can and has worked already, I just need to know the best programs for it, or the best approach at repairing, as that's what i'm trying to reach, for this.

I'm trying to make do with the "what I have" situation, not the "why don't you do this" when it's not an option, as explained in this post, and in a lesser descript, but repeatedly in other posts in this thread...

Can I make it more clear? I'll be more glad to write a book to explain it in greater detail...

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Spinrite is designed to run from a self booting floppy disk or cd. It is NOT designed to run from within Windows or a VM. It MIGHT work to some degree, but the chances of it working like it's designed to is extremely slight. If you don't believe us contact GRC where you purchased it and ask them. They'll tell you the same thing, except they'll tell you that it outright will NOT work from an installed OS or VM.

If you can't run it from the self booting disk as intended you are better off not using it and trying some other options such as trying a long format and hoping for the best. The other option would be to get access to another system that you can boot from the cd or floppy disk from and using that system to run Spinrite.

Sorry if that isn't the answer you want, but it's the answer you need as it is the truth.
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