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Hey guys, my hdd was working fine yesterday, today i took my pc apart to change cases but now im trying to boot it keeps getting stuck at "starting windows" Does not crash but animation keeps looping.

So i hooked up another HDD and then connected my primary one to see whats going on, when I go to my computer i only see the System Recovery partition but no the 500gb C one.

What is going on here...dont tell me my HDD just died...
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post #2 of 9
Bad sectors probably... I've had three identical cases where laptop hdds (overheating in their tomb) error out and leave nothing but the recovery partition intact...

Use a Gparted live cd and see if the partition is visible there, or check the SMART data using HD Tune and run it's error check if you got a second machine/os you can test from.


Edit*
I did see a nifty trick here somewhere that sometimes works if you are desperate to recover the data, worked once for me for about 10 min...

Put the hdd in a plastic bag and seal out as much air as you can ( I double bagged it o.O) then freeze the thing ^_^ You have to work fast out of the freezer but I managed to get into os on one of the laptops and get 20-30 pictures. (Do at your own risk... out of the freezer a very cold block of aluminum will condense water fast so be careful you don't make things worse...)

--David--
Edited by Helmsdg - 7/19/11 at 5:04pm
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post #3 of 9
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Ok im going to try Gparted, I hope I can recover my VS studio project I was working on, dammit I spent 12hrs of research on that program , thats all I care about, everything else was just a fresh install of windows anyways.
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*random comment* wish i could get my 40 gigs of music and 20 gigs of roms and isos of my dead drive.
post #5 of 9
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K guys I can see the HDD in gparted and it is showing the correct size/used space, what should i do next?

Edit: check and repair errors out....=(
EDIT2: I was able to load ubuntu live cd and explore the drive, I was able to back up my files. So what now? Do i have to format the drive again or can i still save it and boot from it?
Edited by cruisx - 7/19/11 at 8:39pm
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post #6 of 9
You can probably still save the partition.

I have heard that TestDisk does exactly what you want - but I don't know anything about using it.
     
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post #7 of 9
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Is it possiable that this might be a driver issue? THe last thing i installed before taking out my HDD was an ATI 11.6 fix to correct stuck clocks.

Could that be stopping the HDD?

but idk, I took the video card out so its not even hooked up. I put the windows 7 disk in and it to gets stick at starting windows, I cant even install it -_-
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post #8 of 9
Does it automatically restart and re-POST after the logo does its thing?

If so, that's a BSOD. (with the automatic restart feature turned on) That would indicate a driver issue or damage to the drive.

You could try running Startup Repair a few times from your Win7 DVD. Apparently it fixes various issues, but some people say they had to run it 3+ times for it to work.

Win7's DVD also has a recovery console, doesn't it? Maybe run an advanced check with chkdsk? chkdsk /? for it to tell you the options.
     
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post #9 of 9
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It seemd like something got messed up big time because even windows CD would get stuck at starting windows.

I loaded gparted/linux, backed up and formated and installed windows again, all is fine.
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