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Laptop has a "Disk Read Error" Urgent help needed ASAP!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JakeG92, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. JakeG92

    JakeG92 Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2012
    Okay so after recording my podcast the other day I left my track in Audacity open... yesterday I went to export it and Audacity crashed, over and over again!

    So I rebooted and as my laptop was starting up again I got an error message saying "A disk read error occured, press alt+ctrl+del to restart." Unfortunately, this just takes me on an endless loop.

    I can format the HDD and start afresh but there is so much stuff I need to get off the HDD that I CANNOT format, yet.

    I have an Internal HDD enclosure to use with USB 2.0, but it says that I need to format the hard disk before opening it in My Computer on my Dad's laptop.

    I need to get EVERYTHING off it, including Holiday photo's, Steam Games, and movies!

    I have found 2 programs; Recuva (http://www.piriform.com/recuva ) and TestDisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk ). Would either of these programs be able to recover any lost data should I choose to go through the re-partition/restore process?

    My laptop is an Asus N55SF.

    Please help me ASAP!

    I probably should mention that I cannot boot into Safe Mode... I just get a black screen :(
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Depends on exactly what has happened with the drive. In any case, it can't hurt to try the software and see if it works.
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