HDD not accesible

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kmataru13alpha Posts 3 Registration date Thursday January 26, 2012 Status Member Last seen January 27, 2012 - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Hello,
I'm having a problem with my external HDD.
It's an ~600 GB WD with 2 partitions.

The problem is in the second one: I cannot access it when i'm running Win7 and in Disk Management it shows me that it's a RAW partition, but when I try to convert from prompt back to NTFS it tells me that it is already NTFS.

And the interesting thing is that in Ubuntu I can access files easily from that partition.

What should I do? :D


Thanks!

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 26, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I am guessing that the Master Boot Record is damaged. I suggest you read this web page: http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

Good Luck
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kmataru13alpha Posts 3 Registration date Thursday January 26, 2012 Status Member Last seen January 27, 2012
Jan 27, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Using special tools for fixing MBR didn't worked out. I remember that I've read long time ago on a support forum that a check disk should resolve the problem, but the author of the post said that are 50% chances to damage the partition...

I assumed that nothing bad will happen and Nothing bad happened... :)) !! At the end of the log I saw something about MBR repair... maybe it really was a MBR problem.
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see what you think of this situation my man , My acer aspire will not boot up , it freezes at the 1st screen and will only allow you the option of F2 menu or the bios/utility menu , but when you exit that it gives me a PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAIL CHECK CABLE & PXE-MOF : EXITING PXE ROM OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND message, the same results happen with this harddrive in a different laptop same results - there is no grinding or scraping sound from the HDD all you hear is a very quiet beep beep , so this is the status of my HDD/LAPTOP - now what I wanted to know is does this sound like the harddrive is fried or no ? its another problem ? my main concern is recovering the files and im wondering will a SATA to USB cord (vantech 20$) work to get my data off of the HDD ? or is it more likely by the sound of my issue im goin to have to send it off to a recovery center and pay 750+ ? thanks for your help
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Most likely your hard dive has failed. You can try some of the free data recovery products and a USB adapter. But, but that "media test fail" error message probably indicates a failure of the "logic board" and the dive will probably not be able to be read.

Good Luck
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kmataru13alpha Posts 3 Registration date Thursday January 26, 2012 Status Member Last seen January 27, 2012
Jan 27, 2012 at 08:19 AM
I'm not entirely sure where is the problem because I have the same problem on another computer.

In the BIOS boot order you can choose the devices order of booting:
In first position is a CD-DVD or bootable USB, in second is a HDD and in third is a network booting option (Not necessary this configuration).

The PXE-errors appears when no other device before PXE are found and there is no boot server. For more informations look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment .

It means that you have a problem with your HDD :| .

You should put it in a computer that already has a Hdd(Master) and set yours as a Slave. Start the OS and verify if you can access your hdd, from (My) Computer for example.
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