Windows 10: Restore software that boots to itself

  1.    27 Jun 2018 #1

    Restore software that boots to itself


    My wife's dell notebook hard drive crashed, a Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500mb
    I have been unable to use any normal recovery tools in Windows
    Is there recovery software that I can boot to and use bypassing everything else altogether?
    I think the drive is recoverable but would like to do it myself if possible

    The drive clicks when powered on and I get the windows 'ding-dong' found device sound
    but either no drive ever shows up in windows explorer or an empty drive shows up
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    27 Jun 2018 #2

    Does it show in the bios or disk manager if not its dead and no software will recover it
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    27 Jun 2018 #3

    it does show in boot manager. I think it says 'raw' or needs to be initialized.
    I ordered an exact working duplicate and swapped platters, but the same problem persists
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    27 Jun 2018 #4

    If its raw then its lost the parition table and you need specific parition revovery software as once that is recovered all files will be there there are plenty of free ones on Google many with bootable disk
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    28 Jun 2018 #5

    Try this excellent recovery disk on the forum.

    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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