Re: WD 2502ABYS dying!
- From: "Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 08:11:30 +1000
Lol <lwolmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
Windows won't start, boot from Acronis Trueimage CD to recover a
backup and it says
"Unable to read from Sector 5.062 etc of hard Disk 1" when I look for
backups to restore
and goes no further.
There are backups on both another partition of that disk (as well as
on another seperate drive), but
Acronis is not finding them, and they are only backups of the
Windows drive (cos that's all I've ever needed before).
Windows is on partition 1, drive C:, all my digital photos and
emails on partition 2 drive D; that's the bit I want back!
Now I know that messing about is likely to make things worse
Before I start experimenting, some advice please.
Many thanks for all the helpful good advice here - all good stuff.
Thanks for the washup, too rare in my opinion.
What actually worked was the simplest possible - by booting from my XP CD ,drive C: accepted a new install of Windows.
Likely the drive just spared the failing sectors.
That would be visible from a SMART report before and after the reintstall.
Partitions D: and E: (that had good Acronis images, all old Games,
emails and digital photos, were completely unaffected by this (for
some reason I was worried they'd be wiped), so I was able to get
everything back - and very quickly copy onto a brand new HDD and make backups elsewhere, on a separate physical drive.
So now I have added to my collection of drives that appear to work but can't be trusted because of having had errors
in the past - anyone have sugestions what to do with these?
If its clear that its the drive itself, and not the system its installed in,
best to just discard the drives, they're so cheap now that they arent
worth the hassle.
The weird thing about Acronis not always seeing backups on other drives, or giving read errors, seems to relate to
mixing SATA & IDE drives on the Foxconn mobo.
Haven't understood what the problem is there but, heigh-ho, its all working fine now!!
Many thanks to all
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