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    Hard Drive Recovery Tool needed.

    My old PC appears to have officially and fully died, however, I would like to attempt to recover some files from the drive if it's possible.

    Does anyone know of any programs (compatible with Windows 8.1) I can use to do this?

    If I spelled something wrong, I'll just blame it on auto-correct

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    What part of the old PC died? If it was the hard drive, then a software package isn't going to fix your issue. That would be an expensive process to get any data off of it.

    If another part of the PC died and the hard drive itself is still good, just connect it to the new system and it should be detected and readable.

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    I plugged the HDD into my newer PC and it powers on and is shown on the My Computer tab, but only the recover partition shows having data the other partition appears as if it isn't partitioned at all.

    Edit: I found a program for recovering corrupted HDDs, it's by EASUS which is pretty good. Hopefully I can get that to recover my data.

    If anyone has any other advice/recommended programs feel free to post them here. I still have several hours before I can try this.

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    I Don't know if this will help; but I was told to use Recuva to restore my files off from a wiped drive.
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    You could install a Linux distribution to a USB drive, and use that to tell if it truely is dead. I did this on my laptop and was able to get everything I cared about back.
    To do this, you can use Universal USB Installer to install a live copy on a small flashdrive, boot to that flashdrive, and use it to install the full distribution on another, larger flashdrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNES_Master View Post
    My old PC appears to have officially and fully died, however, I would like to attempt to recover some files from the drive if it's possible.

    Does anyone know of any programs (compatible with Windows 8.1) I can use to do this?

    If I spelled something wrong, I'll just blame it on auto-correct

    If you are in the USA, go into any one of 1000 Office Max store and they have a device in their called XDR (It can recover files from any Computer/Laptop or Hard Drive if it powers up) it works 80% of the time and data recovery process is transparent and takes about 30minutes maximum depending on size of drive. Otherwise it has to be sent to clean room for professional recovery. Cost is around US $199 I believe for XDR and if it has to go to clean room costs start at about US $500+ to many $1000s depending on who you are, work for, company wealth and difficulty in recovery.

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