Hard drive error please help

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dan_mitchell

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hello guys, I was getting many device I/O errors on my laptop when transferring files and stuff so I decided to do a full disc check, the laptop restarted and started to work its magic, then when it was scanning system files it crashed so I just left it to see what would happen then after about an hour my laptop got the blue screen error. I then went on to restart the laptop and it was very very slow and wouldn't load, it then restarted itself and went into repair its self, after I let the laptop get on with this it restarted again and then came up with operating system not found!

I have so much stuff saved on the laptop I really need to keep so I tried connecting it up to a desktop pc, upon doing this I get an error message saying;
"Windows was unable to save all the data for the file E\$Mft. The
data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer
hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."

My hard drive still showed up in My Computer but when I right click properties, it says 0kb free, 0kb Used. Does this mean I have lost everything or is there some way of recovering at least a few of my files? Thanks for looking.
 

SUEOHIO

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You can try using a usb sata/ide connector if you havent already tried that and see what you can salvage before the drive goes completely if it hasnt already. if its failed totally then there isnt much hope of saving anything unless you use a data recovery service which can get very expensive.we always say make backups somewhere such as on cds/dvds, external harddrives, etc anything you cant afford to lose for good.harddrives will fail eventually they dont last forever.
 

Triple6

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I think he's connected the drive to another computer already.

At this point if you do not have a backup, you need to use data recovery software in hopes it will be able to pull what you need off the drive, see here for a list of software: http://forums.techguy.org/8393601-post2.html
 

dan_mitchell

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okay thanks will give this ago, also when I had the hard drive plugged in to a different computer via usb 2 sata when I was looking at the properties and things the computer got blue screen error too any ideas why or how to stop it so I can attempt using software. Thanks again
 

Triple6

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If the drive is faulty that could cause stability issues, no way around that.
 

dan_mitchell

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okay, thanks very much will try recover data now, guess I have learnt my lesson for next time. Thanks for the quick replies
 
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