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Do not write anything anymore to the drive you want to recover the data from!This principle is not meant to terrorize you, it’s meant to preserve your data. After a data loss your data is notprotected by the Operating System anymore the way it was before. The OS thinks that the space where your lostdata resides is free and can be used. This means that the next copy operation, installation of programs, Internet surfing (which generates temporary files) and even booting from the drive can permanently overwrite your lostfiles.
I.I. Set up a Recovery ComputerNext we will describe how to set up a Recovery Computer.
Before you do anything else, do the following:
1. If the drive you want to recover your data from is your Master/Boot-Drive (C:), then remove it from thesystem and attach it to another computer as a slave/second drive. We’ll show you how below.
2. If the drive with the lost data is a second or external drive (please see the chapter I.II.II. ExternalDrives) you may leave the setup as it is. Please jump to II.I. Install GetDataBack.
3. If your drive is a laptop or notebook drive, please go to section I.II.I. Laptop Drive.I.II. Remove the drive and attach it as a slave driveIf you haven’t installed a drive before, please follow these easy steps.
1. First of all – shut down your computer and unplug the power cable. You then need to open your computercasing, that’s just a few tiny screws. You’ll see your hard drive connected to the IDE cable and a powercable. You will probably need to unscrew a few more screws to free your hard drive. Then unplug the drivefrom the IDE cable and the power cable. That’s it. Take the drive and install it to another computer. You have two choices:- If you have another working computer, just install the drive as a slave drive to this one. Please be awarethat you have to have enough free space on the hard drive of this computer to copy the recovered files to.Of course you can use a friend’s computer for this – make sure your friend is okay with you coping all yourrecovered data to his drive.- If you don’t have a second working computer, you can also set up your old system as the RecoveryComputer. Just get another hard drive with enough space to later hold the recovered data and install anyWindows OS on it. Make this drive the Master/Boot drive of your computer and attach the “problem” driveas a slave drive.
2. Install the drive as a second/slave drive. You first need to jumper the drive as a slave drive. There arelittle pins on the small side of the drive, which you have to set to the right position for slave/secondaccording to a chart that’s usually on the drive. All you need to do then is to plug the “problem” drive intothe second slot on the IDE cable. It also needs power, make sure to connect it to one of thered/yellow/black power cables.
3. Now plug the main power cable back in and start up the Recovery Computer. Make sure that the seconddrive is detected. Check this in Windows Disk Management. To get there click Start>ControlPanel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management. If your drive doesn’tshow up here, the drive is either physically damaged or not installed correctly. If you know or suspect thatthe drive is broken, you need to send it to a data recovery lab. Otherwise, check the cabling and makesure the drive is jumpered as a slave drive. If that doesn’t help, take the computer to a local computerstore and ask for help.
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