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Re: [ProgSoc] recovering data under windows XP and 98
On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 01:45:10PM +1000, jedd wrote:
> Are you linux-friendly? If you've got the disk space the first thing
not at all. the only thing i know about linux is the basic commands i
need to run around in the progsoc system.
> I'd look at trying to mount the drive (VFAT, right?) under your
> favourite GNU/Linux distro. You said you'd done scandisk and
so, does that mean Linux would recognise Windows FAT32
> chkdisk under Win98, but didn't say what happened when you tried
> that (did it complete, did the surface scan finish, did it report it
> had found / fixed any errors?). I've found the linux-vfat driver
> fairly forgiving, and since you said it only hang when you did a
basically, it took forever for scandisk98 to run and, at that time, i
gave up. when i canclled the action, it hadn't even started any of the
scanning actions. the good thing is that it didn't give me any errors up
to that time. chkdsk just hangs at the end (it does a search and lists
the info and just hangs at the end with cutt-off sentences. if you know
what i mean).
under XP, scandisk doesn't work (it starts going into the whole scanning
thing then doesn't even complete it or gives an error. just finishes
without saying anything). chkdsk says it can't read the drive. defrag
says the thing doesn't exist and i need to format the drive.
> dir .. you might be able to locate files from memory - using the
> full path & file name. Depends how good your memory is.
you mean RAM memory or some kinda of other memory? isn't RAM erased
whenever the computer is switched off?
> You also didn't say what kind of data you were trying to recover.
> If it's lumps of text, then you're possibly going to be able to grep
> for them thru the dd-output. If it's anything more complex than
> ascii .. you're in for lots of fun.
ahaha ... mainly Word, PDF and MP3 files. there are graphic files and
other txt files but they're not important.
my resume files are on that corrupted thing. it's going to take me a
while to re-type all that crap i put in there. not to mention my
assignments for which i have no hardcopy.
i don't think the excuse "my harddrive ate my homework" will work
> Depending on the value of your data you may want to investigate
> a professional service for this kind of restoration work - it's
> typically quite expensive, but obviously it's up to you what value
> you put on the data on that old disk.
how much is pron worth? but seriously ... if i can get that linux setup
thing to work, that'll be worth my effort. any good books/sites that can
guide me through the whole linux process that you can recommend?
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