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I Have Emc 7.5 And My Crash Came Rendering..

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I have a hard drive that crashed when i tried to render a video edit. I have Roxio 7.5 but this was just a little edit but a not a smal file. The first crash happened a half a year ago and i just reformatted the hard drive and started over because nothing would work.

this last crash was a weel ago and i have a lot of files that are on the hard drive and i want to copy them. So i bought an external box.

the external box works fine with a new hard drive on both ends, one in the computer and one in the external box..

 

when i put the crashed hard drive in the PC i get as far as the blue WinXP screen where i CAN get into F1 setup or F10 recovery (and lose all the data)

 

when i put the crashed hard drive in the external enclosure box, the computer won't recognize it.

 

Is there anything I can do to get at the SHARED DOCUMENTS folder on the crashed hard drive?

 

Video rendering is the only thing that ever crashed my computer. I just don't do them that often I thought that wasn't an uncommon thing.

Nobody ever had their data get lost this way?

 

thanks

paul

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The hard drive might have crashed when you were trying to render, but you've got something more seriously wrong. It sounds like it's the drive itself. The program itself wouldn't cause the problem you're having.

 

There are programs that can help recover data from a hard drive, but you might need a professional service to get the info off the hard drive.

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In addition to what ml said, don't start another thread, posting this same problem. It is poor forum etiquette.

 

Someone locked the original thread. He had to post again.

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Someone locked the original thread. He had to post again.

 

There was also a third thread, but I don't see it now.

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In regards to what happened to a third post of this problem, I answered that third post you are talking about but it never made it to the forum. For what reason I have no idea. And at the time, it was not locked or blocked.

Something about the OP's story just isn't right. First, about 6 months ago the HD crashed. Then it was advised that he "Formatted" the drive. Then he got 2 more HD's, one external and another one interior. And both worked fine. I assume that the OP installed an operating system on the internal one to even know that the drives were working correctly.

 

Now when the OP places the crashed drive in the external box, the computer won't recognize it and it won't work in the internal hookup either. Well, for one thing, if the OP "FORMATTED" the crashed drive, he has lost all the files on it. Also, that formatted drive will not work for sure as the root drive and isn't recognized in the exterior box as the formatting was done and it's possibl;e that there is some portion of the original operating system that is conflicting with everything.

 

And other than taking the crashed drive to a professional company that might be able to retrieve some of the information, it's gone. And retrieving data using a good professional will cost some major bucks !!!, and still won't guarantee getting everything back.

 

And I agree, posting the same problem in several different places on the forum is not good.

 

Frank....

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My impression is there were two, separate HD crashes.

 

After the first crash, the HD was reformatted. But after the 2nd crash, OP would like to salvage some of the data.

 

I had a friend who was not kind to his computer. He had a "free" ISP that sent down banner ads, and he kept pushing that enter button to keep going to other sites. From time to time the computer would do an automatic reboot. One day, it just crashed.

 

The shop said the HD had died.

 

I think it was from repeatedly getting conflicting orders (show banner ad, navigate to new site), and finally the signals were so close that the poor thing just couldn't deal with it again.

 

Again, my impression is that the second time the HD crashed - it died.

 

Off to data recovery if it's worth the cost. Go to google, and type in "data recovery" - with or without the quotes - an take a look.

 

Lynn

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My impression is there were two, separate HD crashes.

 

After the first crash, the HD was reformatted. But after the 2nd crash, OP would like to salvage some of the data.

 

I had a friend who was not kind to his computer. He had a "free" ISP that sent down banner ads, and he kept pushing that enter button to keep going to other sites. From time to time the computer would do an automatic reboot. One day, it just crashed.

 

The shop said the HD had died.

 

I think it was from repeatedly getting conflicting orders (show banner ad, navigate to new site), and finally the signals were so close that the poor thing just couldn't deal with it again.

 

Again, my impression is that the second time the HD crashed - it died.

 

Off to data recovery if it's worth the cost. Go to google, and type in "data recovery" - with or without the quotes - an take a look.

 

Lynn

 

I recently had an external drive "crash". I had bought the drive from Best Buy and after a few weeks I got error messages that it could not get a USB connection and then a complete failure. Took it back to Best Buy, they took it out of the encolure and connected it "internally" in a computer and it worked fine. They gave me a new drive (250GB instead of the previous 200GB) and transferred all of the data from the "crashed" drive to the new one. So far the new one works fine. It seems that only the USB connection on the faulty drive was bad. Normally "data recovery" is very expensive but since they were able to do simple transfer of data they did not charge me.

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Boy Walt, did you luck out with Best Buy or What ??? :) Not only did you get a new and better HD buy get the data transferred too, wow ! If it was a USB connection, was the old external drive in an external enclosure ? and did the new drive work when you put it back in that same enclosure ? or ???

 

I have read that sometimes when you have too many USB connections that the computer just does not have enough power to run all the uSB connections. I wonder if that ws the case ?

 

Frank...

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Boy Walt, did you luck out with Best Buy or What ??? :) Not only did you get a new and better HD buy get the data transferred too, wow ! If it was a USB connection, was the old external drive in an external enclosure ? and did the new drive work when you put it back in that same enclosure ? or ???

 

I have read that sometimes when you have too many USB connections that the computer just does not have enough power to run all the uSB connections. I wonder if that ws the case ?

 

Frank...

I got a completely new external hard drive package.

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I have read that sometimes when you have too many USB connections that the computer just does not have enough power to run all the uSB connections. I wonder if that ws the case ?

It depends on what the connections are doing, Frank.

 

If they're just signal and data they won't be much of a load. The maximum current draw per connection is supposed to be about half an amp. If the thing on the end of a cable is drawing power, like for example a 2.5" external USP-powered drive, then you can run out of power capacity quite quickly.

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