Article on Hard Drive recovery

PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestlerMod Posts: 5,057 Mod
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"Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,675 Admin
    I've never used the TestDisk (http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.html) utility mentioned in this article. Have any experience with it?
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    No.

    I stumbled on this when I was looking up some utilities (test some, download old lost ones, etc..) and thought I might look into this.

    As a whole the article seemed ok and we have had a few newer members ask about HDD issues, thought this might save someone some typing.

    Downside with that utilitiy is I more commonly see DEAD...stone dead damaged head drives because the client let them seize up before calling icon_evil.gif and not so much with data errors, but I have a drive (I think still works) that may have a damaged partion table I'll see if I can get it to work with this utility (depending on time) tomorrow.
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,675 Admin
    You might try using SpinRite first (http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm). It's a non-destructive hard disk maintenance and repair utility that I've used successfully for years. The only downside I've found is that it won't work on an EIDE master drive whose SMART system is blown. You'll need to make the drive a slave to an EIDE master drive with a good controller to use SpinRite on it.
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    Anyone heard of Stellar?

    I've used this before:
    http://www.stellarinfo.com/partition-recovery.htm

    I was able to recover all files from a hard disk that was corrupt, some exe files didnt work after they were recovered, but all the documents and folders were restored perfectly.
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • keatronkeatron Security Tinkerer Member Posts: 1,213 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I still swear by Spinrite. (for certain situations).
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    jdmurray wrote:
    You might try using SpinRite first (http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm). It's a non-destructive hard disk maintenance and repair utility that I've used successfully for years. The only downside I've found is that it won't work on an EIDE master drive whose SMART system is blown. You'll need to make the drive a slave to an EIDE master drive with a good controller to use SpinRite on it.

    Yes, I've used Spinrite and it is very good.

    I didn't have any time today to test the program out icon_sad.gif Maybe next week?? I'm still curious about it.
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
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