Windows 10: Off Topic for Win 10: Windows 7 Corrupted Partiiton Table & Hard Drive

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  1. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #211

    Is it my fault that it failed? Did the Linux utility crash it?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #212

    No it is not your fault.

    Did you install Linux or just boot from Linux. Once a drive is in trouble or worst you don't want to write to it. Things get written over.

    Honestly, I never been able to recover data from a drive that has died.

    Easy enough to get data from one that is dying but once they are gone, in my experience, they are gone.

    When I teach seniors I equate AV's to a house alarm and backups to an insurance policy.

    I'll bet there is not one machine in your aunt's work place that hasn't failed. ( and she probably does maintenance on the critical ones.) A computer a machine.

    It is not if it will fail, it is when it will fail.
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  3. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #213

    I didn’t install Linux. I booted from a Linux utility trying to repair and recover the partitons.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #214

    Then absolutely .... NO !!

    As I said before, way back, user fault. No back ups, no documentation, no recovery media.

    You are doing exactly what we would all do, get it working again and train the user.

    You should offer to audit her systems. Where is documentation for each system, do we have recovery media, how often is machine being backed up, is the frequency appropriate, where are backups be stored.
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  5. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #215

    Update with Good News: I have found the files, and I am recovering them to a USB flash drive. I couldn't save them to the External Drive since Lazesoft was not discovering it in the computer section. I will save them all to the external drive once they are all transferred to the flash drive.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #216

    Well done !!
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  7. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #217

    Yeah, it says the files are deleted and corrupted as well as lost. How do I fix the corruption on them?

    Edit: It also says they are normal files as well as deleted and probably good files.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #218

    I know of no way to correct a corrupted file.
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  9. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #219

    @Caledon Ken, can you help me find someone who might know?
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  10. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       6 Days Ago #220

    Jesse you can't repair corrupted files. You need to know what the data was before the corruption.

    Even windows repairs corrupted files by copying in known good versions.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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