12-02-2006, 09:01 PM
| | Re: Getting data from a drive with Go Back
Grinder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Lil' Abner wrote:
>> I have a 13 month old Gateway here (just out of warranty) with a
>> toasted motherboard. It has a 320Gb SATA hard drive. The guy wants me
>> to retrieve some of his important documents from it. So I installed
>> it in one of my own computers with Windows Pro SP2. BIOS recognizes
>> it. Device Manager lists it. Disk Management shows it as active, but
>> no drive letter and the option to assign it one is greyed out.
>> I thought about cloning it to an IDE drive and when I booted up with
>> Acronis True Image, it is listed as unsupported. It does show,
>> though, a small partiton with Go Back on it. And of course that's the
>> I've run into this before when trying to clone drives, but in those
>> cases I was still able to boot the original drive and remove GoBack.
>> This time I can't because the machine it came out of is
>> non-functioning. Partition Magic doesn't even see the GoBack
>> Any suggestions as to how I might be able to read that drive and copy
>> some of the data off of it?
> Perhaps there are unseen risks in this, but I have put a GoBack volume
> into another machine and have allowed it to boot. Hit the spacebar
> when the GoBack screen shows up, and you can uninstall it from there.
> Stop it after it's done, and slave it to your "regular" boot drive.
That's basically where I'm at with this one now. The guy went out and
brought a new computer as near to the same model as he could get and put
the old drive in it. He got as far as GoBack and then it wouldn't go any
further. So I told him to boot again and disable GoBack. Then I told him
to put the new drive (the one that came with the new computer) back in
and install the old one as a secondary and he should be able to read it.
Haven't heard back from him yet.
I appreciate all your guys' comments!
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