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Chris0701
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HD wiped out

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ENVY Phoenix h9-1387 Desktop
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Earlier this evening I was sitting and reading when I began to hear an odd sound from my PC tower.  It sounded like a squeaky wheel needing oil. 

I tried to shut down my PC but it was stalling.  I pressed the power button to shut down which it did.   Once rebooted I discovered that my second drive E: (2 TB) had been completely wiped.  I can't even see it any longer, the entire drive is GONE and all files & programs that were on it.  No trace of it. 

My only 2 drives left are:

C - OS

D - recovery

 

I can't understand how this could happen.   I just reformatted my system less than a week ago and all was working flawlessly until tonight.   
Is there any way to recover my HD or do I need a new one now? 

 

Any thoughts will be very much appreciated.


Thank you.

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Grzwacz
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Hi,

 

I would say the HDD has failed. So you need a new HDD.

 

You might be able to recover data by connecting this HDD to a different PC internally or externally using a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter.

 

You will lose everything on the HDD if you cannot mount the HDD on a different PC. HDD data recovery services are available but are usually very expensive.

 

I hope you have backed up data on this drive.

 

Regards

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Hello

 

I suspected that the HDD had failed but there was a glimmer of hope that it was something else.   

Yes, I did back up everything. 

 

Thanks for your message. 

 

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