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Hard drive failed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cometflash, Feb 26, 2008.

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  1. cometflash

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    I have two hard drives in my computer, but it seems one of them is not longer working. The computer can not longer detect the hard driver, and I hear noises as the HD is trying to turn on, and is like turning on and off.

    My question is can I use the system restore to recover any files from this driver?

    I'm using XP pro, with service pack 2.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. xgerryx

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    System restore on a hard drive with a physical/mechanical fault will not work.
    Best to set the drive as a slave and see if you can recover from there
     
  3. cometflash

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    The driver that is not working right now, it is the slave driver. I just got a new computer, so I hook the old driver from the old computer to this new one, everything work fine, I should had just send all the important files to the new one, but I didn't expect this to happen, so I wait, and now the driver not longer work. :(

    Its not even detecting the drive in the boot log.

    I don't know how the syetem restore works, so I just wonder if was recoverable.

    If I try system restore, I get the message.

    Changes made to drive(s) E:\ after this point cannot be reversed the drive was either excluded from system restore monitoring, or was turned off or removed. :(
     
  4. xgerryx

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    Did the slave drive work successfully when first connected to the new computer
     
  5. cometflash

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    Yes it did. But is not working anymore. I guess I have no hope. :(

    I had so many pictures in these drive, now they are all lost, I guess. :(
     
  6. ozrom1e

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    What make is the problem hard drive?
     
  7. xgerryx

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    I wouldn't give up so soon. Does the drive spin up or just click when turned on.
     
  8. cometflash

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    western digital WD400

    enhanced IDE hard drive

    drive parameters: lba 78165360 40gb

    mdl: WD400EB-11CPF0
    DCM: DSBBNV2A
     
  9. cometflash

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    It sounds like is spinning up, but then after 5 seconds or so, the drive sounds like is turning on and off, and it keep doing that for that time on.
     
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    (y)
     
  12. cometflash

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    I'm downloading right now, lets hope it works.(y)
     
  13. cometflash

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    I'm stuck, how do I know if the driver is a Sata or an EIDE?ATA?
     
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    Yep s EIDE my new computer came with a sata.

    Now that I download the program, what should I do?
     
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