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 Post subject: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 8:46 
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Hi,
I'm trying to get data off of a 500GB Seagate hd which appears to be missing sector 0 (according to SpinRite). It will not initialize put into another windows machine and Linux live cd's don't even see it.
Spinrite won't scan cause of missing sector 0.

Please help!

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 Post subject: Re: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 9:07 
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It sounds like the drive cannot access any sector, not just 0.

Which exact model is your Seagate?

It may be suffering a Service Area failure.

Spinrite is a really really bad idea on any drive - best to scrap that from your toolbox.

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 Post subject: Re: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 6th, 2012, 9:09 
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It is a Momentus 7200.4 500GB ard drive. ST9500420AS


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 Post subject: Re: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 7th, 2012, 13:07 
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You are lucky that Spinrite did not scan this disk. CK is right sounds like no sectors can be scanned not just sector 0. In this case there is no DIY if your data is important you will need to get some help on this one.

BTW stay away from Spinrite it is a drive killer not a DR tools anyone would use in recovering HDD here on this forum. You can read about it here and see what Spinrite has done to some disks after running on them.

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 Post subject: Re: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 10:02 
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thanks...

Any recommendations on where to send it? But nothing that can be done myself?

dang...
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 Post subject: Re: recover hard drive data with missing sector 0?
PostPosted: April 9th, 2012, 10:23 
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Send a PM to "quasimodo" - he's a respected member of this forum and located in Florida. I'm sure he'll be able to help.

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