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roocoon wrote:Thank you all for the suggestions.
I'm not sure how much I can persevere with this, considering how long it locks me out of my personal work on the computer.
It's extremely interesting stuff but it needs more resources than I have available (slow laptop, using external USB disks for reading/writing).
Anyway, I got the HDDliveCD with HDDSuperClone and ddrescue in it but haven't tried it yet.
I've seen some articles on the WD slow disk fix but not sure if it applies in this case. Because of the partition and the sector read errors, I thought my problem was in another category.
Whatever the case, my biggest problem for now is to get an image of the disk to try things on, but it doesn't look like I can get that image in this lifetime.
On the good news side, I found a recovery lab that identifies the problem and the recovery possibilities for free. If the recovery is sufficient and their cost is within my friend's budget, he'll go ahead with that. Otherwise I'll get the disk back to destroy on my own
I'll post later the outcome of this.
Much appreciated for all the advice.
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