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b34r
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
Location: canada
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T61 HD Recovery without Rescue and Recovery?

Hi everyone,

 

I have a T61 with a hard drive that won't boot.

I ran the hard drive diagnostics and got the 0000 Read Error.

I also ran Seagates SeaTool software from Dos and confirmed hard drive failure.

 

This is the 2nd time within a year that a hard drive has died in this machine, so I'm thinking about a new laptop.

 

But I would like to recover my data from my hard drive if possible.

 

I hit the Blue ThinkVantage button at start up but don't have the Rescue and Recovery option ... I guess it was never installed after the first time I had to replace my drive (I also upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 at this time).

 

Is there a (free) way to recover my data without being able to boot to WIndows? Or am I SOL?

 

Thanks!

Peter_C
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Re: T61 HD Recovery without Rescue and Recovery?

Do you have a second computer with a free SATA port or access to one?

ThinkPad T61 (7663-13G) T7500 2.2GHz/4GiB/120GB SSD/Sierra MC8775 HSPA/Win7 Pro x64/(3rd Fan, 3rd NVS 140M), 2x 39T4587
b34r
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Re: T61 HD Recovery without Rescue and Recovery?

My roommate has an old laptop, but it's at her work right now.

I'll have access to it tomorrow.

 

Despite the failed hard drive test results, i'm now able to boot.

 

I can get to the main screen (task bar, desk top, etc), but it takes a very LONG time to get there, and once there it never fully loads, so I can't do anything really.

 

I can access Task Manager and reboot and all, but can't access the start menu, open any programs, and the clock is frozen.

b34r
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Re: T61 HD Recovery without Rescue and Recovery?

Ok, now I can slowly get to the start menu...don't know what's going on.

Hopefully I can backup my data to my external hard drive from here.

 

Any ideas why it's running now? And why at this super SLOW pace?

 

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