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    So the past couple weeks my main work station's storage drive, a 2TB something has gotten really slow.

    Just playing some LawBreakers and the whole system crashed.
    Now this HD is not showing in My Computer and is asking to be initialised in Disk Management.

    What is the best way for me to go about getting my files back?

  • #2
    Restore the files from your backup


    You do have a backup right ?
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    Fractal R4 (shhh!) 3570k, z77x-d3h, 16gb, R9-270X, 240gb SSD, 2tb mirror w/ 60gb cache drive

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    • #3
      Without a backup, preferably several, there's not a lot you can do.

      First step, stop using it.

      Put in a new drive, remove the dead one, then throw some recovery tools at it. I like the stuff from EaseUS.

      Then start praying.
      Win 10 Pro 64-bit + Asus Z-170-K + Intel i5-6500 + 512GB Samsung M.2 PCI-e SSD + 16GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory
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      • #4
        There was a trick that occasionally worked on older drives, not sure if it still works and should be considered a "last resort" as it could kill the drive further.

        Remove drive from system.
        Place in airtight sealed bag - like a sealable sandwich bag with all the air squeezed out.
        Place in freezer overnight.
        Next day, remove from freezer, wrap in towel, and connect to system and run recovery tools asap before it warms up too much.

        Any condensation could kill it (hence the bag, and the towel!), but at this point you've already written it off
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        Fractal R4 (shhh!) 3570k, z77x-d3h, 16gb, R9-270X, 240gb SSD, 2tb mirror w/ 60gb cache drive

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        • #5
          That was for bad bearings. This sounds more like loads of malware!!
          I've not failed. I've just found 10.000 ways that don't work!
          Dave Burnett

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          • #6
            piriform's recuva is worth a shot, if the drive is readable by the bios
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            Fractal R4 (shhh!) 3570k, z77x-d3h, 16gb, R9-270X, 240gb SSD, 2tb mirror w/ 60gb cache drive

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            • #7
              Yeah, also Easeus software is worth taking a look at!



              Originally posted by coiler
              Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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