Need help recovering 2tb HDD.

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by MarkJohnson, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    I backed up and replaced the HDD for a SSD from a Dell computer. I now need to recover things with it booted. Bookmarks and a few other things.

    I boot the HDD on my other machine and it seems fine and then log-off. I forget the bookmarks and try to go back in and then it lags out real bad and locks up. I try again and it locks up entering desktop. and now won't boot at all. Not even safe boot.

    I insert SSD and all is fine. I add the 2TB as second drive (D:) to run chkdisk, but it won't let me access it saying permission error.

    I fire up disk management and it shows all partitions on the drive and they all say healthy.

    I did make an image that I can restore, but I find it strange that it won't let me access it anymore.

    Any thoughts on what locked me out?
  2. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Could be the drive is failing... showing the signs.
    Boot from a Linux base media to see if drive mounts > if yes
    recover at will
    if no joy >
    toss it:blowup:
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