HDD Dismount Problem?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jumpman17, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. jumpman17

    jumpman17 MDL Novice

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    Hi, I'm working on a computer and hooked up the drive on another computer to run a check disk. It said I needed to force a dismount before it could continue. I looked this up and everyone seemed to say to do so, let it run, then restart the computer. I forced the dismount, but then nothing happened. It just shows a drive is there, but if you try to do anything to it, it says the drive needs to be formatted before I can use it. Please help.
     
  2. jumpman17

    jumpman17 MDL Novice

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    Interesting, I didn't know such a disc existed. I'll grab that for future use, thanks. As for the current drive, I've gone ahead and quick formatted it and I'm currently running Recuva on it and it's finding all the files right now. Then comes the fun part of sorting through the files, then reinstalling Windows and starting from scratch once I've verified the drive is okay.
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    u didnt have to do that.. in hirens use find and mount and u can mount lost drive and recover files

    or with active@ boot disk .. active@ parittion recovery

    to find files ive had a few tools work like filescavenger and a few others.
     
  4. jumpman17

    jumpman17 MDL Novice

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    Well, that would have been easier, lol. I'm assuming it's too late to do that now as it's been quick formatted. Oh well, it's probably for the better. The thing was running Windows Vista and so loaded down with other crap, it needed a clean start.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    correct.. i only use it to recover files, then i wipe if hdd is good
     
  6. jumpman17

    jumpman17 MDL Novice

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    Argh, this is driving me nuts. I ran Recuva, it got to 100%, but then it just sat there not moving on to step 2. All it was doing was eating all 4 GBs of my RAM. Cancelling didn't work either. I rebooted and tried again and this time cancelled it at 70% as it didn't find much of anything from then on during the first scan. It showed cancelling and 100%, but never moved on. I've tried Puran File Recovery twice now as well and it just seems to go for a random amount of time and then stops reading from the drive.
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    sounds like hdd is defective. try reading S.M.A.R.T. logs.

    try hirens findandmount,... or filescavenger on hd 0 not c:
     
  8. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    that is USB and imac issue... could be your USB device is not properly power managed by os x