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Still cannot boot up with PGP Recovery Disk Win PE

Created: 25 Dec 2012 | 5 comments

I have the harddisk 94% encrypted with PGP but due to 8 bad sectors, it cannot complete the 100% encryption.

I then run the Check Disk System in the Window trying to fix the bad sector so that it can complete the encryption.

The problem appeared after the Check Disk System after the stage 5 of 5. The screen turned black and it never able to boot up again.

I got the PGP recovery disk Win PE boot disk. However, it still cannot boot up the computer and the screen remain black.

Not sure if anyone can give me a helping hand as I have not back up the data. thanks

 

 

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Tom Mc's picture

SpinRite has been able to take care of bad sectors that Windows was not able to handle.  It's been a long time since I asked their tech support about this, but they then assured me that it had no problem taking care of such needs on an encrypted disk.  They can also help with preparing boot media for this.

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Clift's picture

Tom, thanks for the advice, but the point is I even cannot get the machine start up. When I switched it on, it is a black screen without any response.

 

 

Tom Mc's picture

As I recall my past experience, their tech support assisted me in making a bootable USB thumb drive with SpinRite on it, and I used this to do an in depth, hours long, scan of the machine.  I did this after they assured me it would work even on an encrypted disk.

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PGP_Ben's picture

I agree with Tom's recommendations if you are interested in retaining the disk drive. Spinrite also does an overall health check so that you can know - based on the number of errors that it sees on the drive, etc. Whether it's worthwhile to keep the hard drive still or try and replace it.

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3L3M3NT's picture

I use the HDD Regenerator for bad sector fixes on encrypted hard drives. Been working with the SEE product and I'm sure it will work with PGPWDE. I've used it for years and it's saved my behind many times, would not be able to recover data without it. The scanner is fast and very reliable, never had much luck with SpinRite.