Troubleshooting Basic Hard Drive Problems: You Need to Format the Disk

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A common hard drive fault that I think most of us have run in to at one time or another is : “You Need to Format the Disk in Drive:”. This problem seems to be even more prevalent with the popularity of portable external hard drives like the Seagate … [Read more...]

Recovery It All Professional and Windows 7 File System

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 So what exactly does Recover It All work on? It works with Fat 16, Fat 32, NTFS 4 and NTFS 5. In normal not geek speak that means it will work on any file system from Windows 95 thru Windows 7. It will only actually RUN in Windows 2k and higher. … [Read more...]

How to Replace a Partition on a Single Partition Drive

We have a Free Partition Repair Tool that I get a lot of calls about. The problem most people have when using it is trying to figure out what goes into each of the fields. When a hard drive has a missing partition it is hard to know what is supposed … [Read more...]

System Area Of The Hard Disk A Look At A Partition

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So here is the deal, I would say in about 99 percent of the calls I take, I talk about the "System Area Of The Hard Drive" and I am sure that must seem like techno babble to most people. Because of the specialization of this field of technology, a … [Read more...]

Remote Logical Hard Drive Recovery

I have over the past few years had customers with hard drives that I knew I could fix their problem easily if I just had access to the drive. In these situations I will usually offer the customer a logical recovery, which entails them sending us the … [Read more...]

Partition Types in a Soft Spanned Set

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  Last time I explained the basic premise of a spanned set.  I used the example of a clients RAID that contained 3 36 GB SCSI drives. In a standard set each one of the drives would use one partiton for the entire drive and then the set would be … [Read more...]

FREE NTFS Partition Repair Data Recovery Software

NOTE FROM MICHAEL: Hey Everyone! Thanks for all the positive emails and phone calls. One email from Jim L in Dallas Texas asks: "you talk about partition repair, but the software doesn't actually repair the partition, it recovers files from it. Is … [Read more...]

Building The Partition Record Using Recover It All Professional

There are times when the operating system may not recognize the correct partitioning of the hard drive. This may be due to a virus overwriting the original partition record, an accidental 'fdisk', operating system anomaly, software anomaly any other … [Read more...]

Building a Boot Sector With Recover It All Professional

NOTE: This walk through is good for a SINGLE partition hard disk, running an NTFS operation system. You will need to contact technical support for situations out side of that. The boot record is one of the keys to initializing the operating … [Read more...]

Multiple Partition Data Recovery Recover It All

Customer had two partitions, a boot partition and a data partition. He had tried to restore the boot partition from back up with GHOST, because of corruption in Windows XP. When he did the restore, something went drastically wrong in the partition … [Read more...]