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« on: August 30, 2015, 04:43:32 AM »

Which product to choose?
One of my non-bootable drive started having problems and the PC gave some messages about log files and that "H:\Extend\$SUNJRNL:$J".... will not write.
And the PC got real slow and takes forever to boot. I realized the something  bad was happening so I managed to move a some really important stuff off of the drive but it finally died.(I guess that is what you call it).
Now, in My Computer all the drives list the amount of space used and that is available except this troubled "H" drive. H Drive is just blank where these numbers should be and there is no way to access the drive.

Which tool to use to try and fix this drive?
Diskpatch or iRecovery?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 01:56:41 PM »

Hi,

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log files and that "H:\Extend\$SUNJRNL:$J".... will not write.

That sounds like the disk itself is having problems, bad sectors like. So, first suggestion would be to check the disk's health. If you can still boot into Windows then iRecover (the demo) is the easiest option:

http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/be_smart.htm.

If you save that as a file and paste that here or attach it to a message we can have a look at it if you like.

If it turns out the disk is really ill the probably the easiest option to get data of the H: drive is using iRecover.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 04:58:52 PM »

JoeP,
I tried what you said but I guess the drive does not have SMART.
I think these drives are IDE.

I have two drives that are the same types. Drive G and drive H.
Drive H is the bad one.
I took snap shots for both for what iRecovery gave me so far - attached.

What to do next?

I had an error - I deleted the zip file that was in this post because it had an error.
I was able to get the SMART info - see the next post - zip#2.

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 09:03:01 PM »

JoeP,

Disregard zip #1 - it had an error.

Look at zip #2.



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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 03:50:14 AM »

JoeP,

I hope it was the right thing to do - after I generated the files for zip#2, I clicked on "Next" in iRecovery and let the Demo software scan the drive and it generated a long list of directories(with files).

See attached for a summary of the output.


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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 05:29:21 AM »

JoeP,

In the list of directories there are many directories of the structure seen above(in the pdf file).
On all cases what I see happening is this:
If “1” is check off then “1a” is always checked off, but not “1b”.
“1b” can never be checked of unless “1a” is not checked off.
Question – when “1 “ is checked off, why isn’t both “1a” and “1b” both being checked off?
It seems like only one sub directory can be checked off at a time. Surely this can not be the way the program works – can only recover one sub directory at a time. I would have thought that many sub directories should be able to be checked off and then recovered as a group.

This would then take forever to recover a hundred directories that each have many sub directories.

See attached zip#3 - check box question_1.pdf


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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 10:53:32 AM »

The demo version does not allow you to recover any files.
If you think iRecover can help get the files back just buy the correct version and give it a go. We have a refund policy so it's quite safe to try.

Also, both disk 2 and 3 are having problems. It doesn't seem to be too bad yet (although as you've seen disk 3 is affected) but you may want to think about saving as much data from both disks as possible and then replace them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 10:47:28 PM »

yes, so with the full version you can select as many folders at once as you like
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