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3 TB hard drive suddenly no longer recognized

My 3TB Western Digital WD30EXRX hard drive that used to work perfectly fine, is suddenly no longer being recognized properly. It isn't mounted automatically anymore, the file manager does not ...
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copy data off a possible failing hard drive

I have a second hard drive that has a partition for /home mounted on the first drive. yesterday, the booting failed because /home cannot be found. I run 'blkid' and see its uuid is gone. but when I ...
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Precautions to take before replacing Hard drive in desktop

i am using Ubuntu .my hard disk is aged so i have to change it.i want to keep my data as it is and if possible.can any one please guideline some points .steps to take for successful hard disk ...
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External (encrypted) hard drive shows all space unallocated

I bought a new USB hard drive, formatted it using Ubuntu disks tool and also encrypted the drive with it (I think I used the LUKS+ext4 option). Now that I try to use the drive with my other Ubuntu ...
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642 views

Iomega Home Media disk corruption - data recovery help asked

Hello ubuntu members... I have since yesterday a problem with a Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive (HMNHD) that used to work for over 2 years now. This resulted after a general power outage and i ...
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77 views

Hard drive data recovery

guys! You might consider it irrelevant, but I don't know any other website where I can ask this question. I manually damaged my Hard Drive. Its bricked. I desperately need to recover the data. Could ...
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53 views

Ubuntu To Be Used to Review Bad Disk/Sector

The reason I want to install Ubuntu is that I was informed I could use it to review a disk that Windows is having issues accessing. I am not sure if that is because of a bad disk sector or if Windows ...
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1answer
760 views

Help with Data Recovery from a Windows Faliure

my SSD holding Windows Crashed and I am currently stuck trying to recover the data from my 750 GB HDD. I am using GParted to do this, and the drive with all my important data on it is not mounting. ...
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77 views

File recovery after fsck

I was trying to copy some data from my hard disk with an external usb box. Suddenly, after a bad unmount, partitions became not more visible... So I used "fsck". Now I can mount partitions but I can't ...
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2answers
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Mount raid volume command line

I have a 3TB raid, which was made originally with OPEN MEDIA VAULT, a media server. I have recently uninstalled OPEN MEDIA VAULT from the server and installed ubuntu 13.10. The only problem I'm ...
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ddrescue is taking ages

OK, so my hard disk crashed the other day and I sent the entire notebook for servicing; now I have a brand new hard disk installed in it and the damaged one out in the open. I've installed Ubuntu and ...
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1answer
444 views

External HDD error - data recovery Ubuntu 12.04

I recently connected my external HDD to Ubuntu 12.04, but now it's not working. If I try to use ntfsfix in the terminal it gives this error message: abcd@ubuntu:~$ sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdb1 [sudo] ...
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What tool should I use for a bit-by-bit copy of my hard drive?

I recently wiped my hard disk with a fresh Ubuntu installation. I'm planning to use Testdisk to recover the files. However, since I do not have prior experience, I feel it would be safer if I could ...
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53 views

Recover HDD after creating USB installer

I just mistakingly used the wrong device to create a USB installer for Ubuntu. I wanted to use my flash drive which was disk1 and ended up using disk2 which was my external HD. Is there any way I can ...
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286 views

How can I recover data from a corrupted Ubuntu LVM partition?

My first Ubuntu 12.04 desktop got corrupted and would not boot. I would like to recover the files from that PC so I tried to connect the HD to a second Ubuntu 13.04 but it would not mount. Below is ...
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need to recover data from a data hard disk that I used testdisk on in my attempt to repair mbr from a rootkit virus

Before I begin to say what my situation is here, please know i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL for anyone who can help me out with this mess. I have photos on here from years and years of painstaking work. ...
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How to restore files from unusable Ubuntu?

My Ubuntu installation got messed up because of an upgrade (on archive manager - which is definitely my fault). Every time I boot my laptop, after logging in, its background is blue with plain and ...
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1answer
686 views

My hard disk converted from ntfs tp raw. Can it be recovered in Ubuntu?

in my internal hard disk suddenly this message appeared at boot (A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart ) in windows 7 I have connected it as external hd to another laptop . ...
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2answers
459 views

can i recover my windows xp files after ubuntu install?

i installed ubuntu 10.04 on windows xp sp3, it used all the space in the of 320 gb in the hard drive. I had 200 gb data on hard disk on this hard disk under windows xp. is it all lost? can i get it ...
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1answer
980 views

Can't use LiveCD to access corrupt hard drive

I have a hard drive with 15 bad sectors. I'm trying to rescue the files with the latest Ubuntu LiveCD, but the filesystem errors prevent the filesystem from being mounted correctly. I'm hoping that ...
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856 views

Recover data from unreadable NTFS partition

I have an Asus laptop with Windows and Ubuntu alongside. When I try to boot Windows, it gets to the Windows logo and restarts automatically. Looks like recovery starts but all the recovery options ...
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122 views

Copying data from Centos hard drive to Ubuntu

I have a 2 PCs wiht ubuntu 10.04 and centos 5.8 installed.I want to copy all the data from Centos hard drive to one with ubuntu. How can I do this ??? I have tried directly plugging centos hard drive ...
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How to completely erase hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I securely erase a USB hard drive? How to delete file(s) in secure manner? I am looking for software/script/whatever that can completely destroy data on hard ...
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ddrescue: safe to stop while “Splitting failed blocks”?

Trying to clone a failing disk with ddrescue sudo ddrescue -r 3 /path/to/home /destination/ logfile It's been running for about 10 days! Now it's Splitting failed blocks and hasn't read anything ...
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Recover data from a FAT32 hard disk?

I have connected a failed hard disk which has a detectable FAT32 filesystem. I Dont know the nature of the damage. What is the easiest way to recover the data from the drive?
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'Unable to mount Filesystem' Error

Trying to extract data from a 'bricked' Western Digital MyBook Live 2tb drive. I came across a forum that advised to use Ubuntu (booted from a CD) on my Macbook. Managed to download and create a ...
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How to recover data from a failing hard drive?

An external 3½" HDD seems to be in danger of failing — it's making ticking sounds when idle. I've acquired a replacement drive, and want to know the best strategy to get the data off of the dubious ...