Recovering files from corrupt partition?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by iNO12, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. iNO12

    iNO12 MDL Member

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    Hi guys,

    A few months ago I defragmented my main hard drive using PerfectDisk. For some reason it completely messed up my Windows XP partition.. it no longer boots up (gets stuck at the screen with the windows logo and blue bar). I had Windows 7 in another partition that was also defragmented but it works works fine. When I try to access the Windows XP partition from My Computer it will say unable to access or something like that and ask if I want to format it.

    So I booted up linux from a live disk and it managed to access the partition, I could see the directories, files etc. However when I tried to copy some files it would give me an I/O error.. small files worked fine but it is the larger ones I had problems with.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what I could use to recover these files? I really need them.

    Thanks,
    iNO12
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    i would try running spinrite or hddregenerator on the drive first then try you linux live cd or a windows PE cd and copy files
     
  3. Philbond

    Philbond MDL Novice

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    Stellar Phonix Ntfs is the best for do this

    Philbond...
     
  4. neograniceni

    neograniceni MDL Novice

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    I agree, the best recovery tool I've used.