dos/standalone data recovery software that can access usb flash?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by poster, May 4, 2009.

  1. poster

    poster Guest

    fat hdd with bad mbr needs to backed up to flash but most of Hirens
    recovery tools do not see flash at all, so any ideas wellcome.Booting
    with Dr Dos boot cd enables usb flash access but is that going to
    help the aforementioned apps, or app has to be written-programmed to
    support usb drive?
     
    poster, May 4, 2009
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    Harry Guest

    On May 4, 11:34 am, poster <> wrote:
    > fat hdd with bad mbr needs to backed up to flash but most of Hirens
    > recovery tools do not see flash at all, so any ideas wellcome.Booting
    > with Dr Dos boot cd enables usb flash access but is that  going to
    > help the aforementioned apps, or app has to be  written-programmed to
    > support usb drive?


    UBCD4Win can see USB storage devices.
    There are some free disk cloning utils in UBCD4Win.
    Alternatively, you can build UBCD4Win with some commercial cloning
    utils, such as Ghost, Acronis True Images, etc (provided that you have
    those software and then finding corresponding plugins from the web).

    Just google UBCD4Win.
     
    Harry, May 4, 2009
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    Arno Guest

    In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage poster <> wrote:
    > fat hdd with bad mbr needs to backed up to flash but most of Hirens
    > recovery tools do not see flash at all, so any ideas wellcome.Booting
    > with Dr Dos boot cd enables usb flash access but is that going to
    > help the aforementioned apps, or app has to be written-programmed to
    > support usb drive?



    Get a Knoppix CD and do it with Linux.

    Opan a terminal and do a "sudo su" to become root.

    Basic commands:

    List all drives/partitions:
    fdisk -l

    Copy partition to file
    dd_rescue <source partition> <target file>

    Instructions for dd_rescue
    man dd_rescue

    Be careful not to give your HDD as target, or it will be overwritten.

    Arno
     
    Arno, May 4, 2009
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