02-24-2012 02:47 PM
I am working on a clients computer, they dropped it and now it will not boot into Windows.
The drive is an WD1600BEVT from an Acer Aspire 5532.
When I run the WD diagnostics software, it reports the below attributes with an asterick beside it :
5 Re Allocated Sector Count 29 140 29
When I install the drive into another system;
Drive is not accessible. The disc structure is corrupted or unreadable.
First of all, there is some valuable data (Pictures) on this drive is it recoverable???
Could I use the WD Acronis and clone the drive???
Can I repair this drive by performing a low level format???
02-25-2012 11:26 AM
If you do a low level format that will completely delete any files, since the information appears to be corrupted you can use a data recovery program. Try using recuva to see if it recognizes the corrupted files.