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WD Scorpio 640GB Laptop HDD - NTFS Boot Sector Corruption

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I removed a 640GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue HDD from my grandmother's laptop.
I connected it to my desktop using an external enclosure which is connected via USB.
When I connect it, it shows up two separate drives in Windows Explorer; neither of which I can access.
When using TestDisk, it is stuck at 2% of analyzing the partitions.


I attempted to run a chkdsk as well:


Can someone please assist me?

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Well, why did you remove it from the laptop?

I mean did it show signs of malfunctioning?

Was it (at the time it was in the laptop) actually have two partitions?


What you should do right now.

  1. STOP fiddling with that disk
  2. procure yourself a 750 Gb disk (or larger)
  3. Image every sector you can to an image file on the new disk 

That read error is seemingly a malfunctioning of the hardware, you won't get anywhere working directly on a failing disk :(, IF most of the sectors can be imaged to a surely working disk, then there are good probabilities to save/recover most of the data, but these kind of read errors may be limited to one or a few sectors or be the beginning of large unreadable areas, you never know until you try and image them.



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