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    Hard drive Data Recovery

    Vista Vista !!! I don’t know how many people are facing problems during upgrading there system with Vista. But I should not have upgraded my system with that. I’ve had my karma about 6 months, initially I had a few problems with it freezing etc but nothing major. Then last week it crashed and then froze on the rebuilding database screen when I turned it back on. I’ve finally got it on now but everything is gone. The thing is that it still says that there’s 12gb being used when I go to 'about rio karma'. Does anyone know of any way to salvage the music on there because following the recent death of my hard drive, all my music was on the rio (I never got around to putting it back on the pc). I’ve tried rio taxi and riorad explorer, both to no avail. If anyone has any ideas id really appreciate it, since there was some really rare tracks on there.

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    I'm confused.

    Can this be reposted in a clearer way?

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    Basically it seems that Kev has a Rio Karma MP3 player.

    Upgrading to vista has knackered it's song database somehow.

    I presume you had it connected to your pc during the upgrade I'd suggest that was a bad idea.

    I think on a previous thread he has said his typing is not so good.

    However returns after full stops would have made it easier to read.

    Ben

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    aha I see, unfortunately I have neither a Rio Karma mp3 player, nor Windows Vista.

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    With the Rio plugged in I presume it appears as a normal usb connected hard drive?

    If it does have you tried any of the normal data recovery tools instead of rio specific ones?

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    The problem is that the file allocation table (of sorts) is corrupted. Things like this can happen to any hard drive device, so to fix it, you must treat the karma as an external hard drive and proceed from there.

    Connect the karma to your pc with the usb cable so that windows will recognize it as a device (assigning it a drive letter) and you can access it through my computer.

    If you can't access it through my computer, then use [[start>settings>control panel>administrative tools>computer management]]. Use the disk management tool to find the karma and give it a drive letter.

    Then you should run data recovery software on that drive. The software will ignore the file allocation table and read through your hard drive sector by sector to determine what is actually on the disk. One data recovery software that I am using is by a SalvageData Labs. Yes, you have to purchase salvage software (or acquire it by some means), But it’s a nice software I am sure you get your data back.

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    If it treats it as a drive even if it does not recognise it because of the partition being corrupt etc might be worth while trying data recovery software something like test disk :

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    There are other ones out there like pc recovery etc. Might be worth while to see if you can recover the partition table and then the data

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    testdisk recovered far more than pc inspector for me... pc inspector returned files of an identical size - like it was recovering clusters - test disk recovered complete files - or the photorecovery software did - should work well on an mp3 player I think.

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    Re: Hard drive Data Recovery

    testdisk is well worth the money, (free) open source!
    it should be in all techies useful utilities applications list
    handy file recover is also another good tool that is on the UBCD utils disk
    pc doctor do a range of freeware apps that also include compact flash

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