[NTO] Re: External had drive dead
- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Paul M. King" <peking7@m...>
> disk is connected to my CPU with a USB cable. And Drive Image v. 7operates
> in Windows XP, not DOS.That would presume, that XP is running when you're trying to restore
a bad drive.
> I thought I had read all the caveats about using an external HD and
> have restored my system from it once. Then I noticed warning textappearing
> in the systray about taking cautionary steps before interruptingthe
> connection by unplugging the external drive cord from my CPU.time.
> I thought the drive was hot swappable and I could unplug it at any
> Apparently not so.Hot-swappable means you don't have to turn off the power.
You do have to wait for the OS to finish writing to the disk.
> I think that's where I screwed up. Currently, I cannot readanything on the
> external drive and fear I have hosed all its files. And that's whatI
I'm afraid that is probably so. BUT, if there's ANY hope for the
data, do NOT write ANYTHING to the disk. If only the drive's file
pointers are corrupted, there may still be salvageable data files
Nowadays this is something for professionals. Depending on how
important your data is, you might want to look into disk recovery
But, that'll cost you, even if they cna't find anything. So get a