Hard Drive dying, freeware data recovery software?
I have a 250G internal Ubuntu 10.10. ext3 maybe ext4 drive that seems to have failed. It is not the boot drive. The computer is up and running.
I was having troubles accessing files, then when I rebooted, I get a lot of messages about bad super blocks, and unmountable.
Also, the drive makes some clunking noises during boot (it sounds like the head seek is reaching a hardware end of travel.)
I can not mount the drive.
Is there a freeware software that can get the data off the drive and put it somewhere else? Maybe a way to bypass mounting the drive and do infinite retrys.
I have a USB to IDE adapter and can remove the drive and attach externally if that helps.
Also, I can do that and plug into a WinXP computer if there is Windows freeware software that may work better.
Last edited by Cool Javelin; March 5th, 2013 at 08:22 PM.
So many computers, so little time.