Monthly Archives: February 2012

How I got data from my broken hard disk (part 3)

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In my two previous posts I have described how my WD hard disk has stopped working and has shown junk folders and how I tried to make backup and use boot CD’s to fix the disk after chkdsk has told me that “The specified disk appears to be a non-Windows XP disk”. In this post I’ll give you the solution… Read more »

How I got data from my broken hard disk (part 2)

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In my previous post I have described how my WD hard disk has stopped working and has shown junk folders instead of empty space. Windows decided that “The specified disk appears to be a non-Windows XP disk” so I could do nothing with it. In this post I’ll describe what I did to start rescuing data. First I have tried… Read more »

How I got data from my broken hard disk (part 1)

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It’s almost funny. My last post was about getting lost photos from drives and memory cards. Well, it turned out that just in the week after publishing the post my (secondary, non-system) hard drive started to act strange. It is an older 320 GB Western Digital drive that I bought with my previous computer and have carried it with the… Read more »