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Software for hard disk repair?

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  1. emil9216

    emil9216 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Can you tell me which is the best program to check and repair hard disk errors?

    Thanks!
     
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    you could use chkdsk thats built into windows
    or
    the hardware disk manufacturer may have some applications available to test the drive

    Whats the problem with the drive
    make of drive
    is it connected to a PC , if so what windows version is running
     
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    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, running Windows XP, and i had a problem with a file that couldn't delete it from the recycle bin. I remove it from the recycle bin to C drive, but i couldn't delete it there again nor rename it either. I run windows "chkdsk" and after reboot it deleted the file but now every time i check the disk it shows errors, and it can't fix it. If i delete a file from the desktop, the taskbar disappears for several seconds and comes back again after that.

    I have read that the stand alone hard disk repair programs are better than windows integrated, so i want to try with some program.
     
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    try ubuntu as a virtual OS running from CD and see if you can delete the file from that OS

    UBUNTU
    If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
    goto http://www.ubuntu.com/ and download the ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    YOu can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    full details are here (Note this is for version 9 - so the start up options are slightly different )
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

    click on the image "download ubuntu"
    Select a location
    then begin download
    Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

    You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
    The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
    If not - use this free program http://www.imgburn.com/

    When the UBUNTU CD boots - you will A screen - with Language on the left panel and two option images


    == > Try ubuntu
    == > Install ubuntu

    You can try Ubuntu without making any changes to your computer, directly from this CD

    Use OPTION 1 "Try ubunto without any change to your computer" ONLY this option this will run from the CD and not install onto your harddrive - be careful, if you do install onto the PC - you will wipe the data and software OFF your hard drive.., so repeat only use option 1

    Now you should see a UBUNTU desktop

    You may see your Harddrive on the desktop - if not have in look in the places on the tool bar at the top of the screen.

    If you can see your harddrive – see if you can find the your datafiles –
    XP look in “documents and settings” under the user name you had on the PC
    Vista/Windows 7 look in “user” under the user name you had on the PC

    ==============================================================================
     
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    Thanks for this instruction. This is a new info for me, and it is useful. But i was hoping to some simple solution as a some program that i can run and check for errors. I found this program - Hard Disk Sentinel. I will test it and see what will happened.
     
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