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Ext. Hard Drive corrupt data...can't retrieve. HELP!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Okigrl, Jun 22, 2009.

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  1. Okigrl

    Okigrl Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2009
    First we currently have Windows Vista, our ext. hard drive is about 2 years old, recently it was making noises and would fail to be recognized as a active drive. And when we could get it to recognize the pictures/files would show on the screen but when we tried to save them to another file we would get a mesg saying the files are no longer there. We did a transfer the last time we were able to get the computer to read the HD and only retrieved about 100 of the thousand or so pics. I am desperate to save these pics...we live in Okinawa Japan and have limited access to english speaking help.
  2. vicks


    Jan 31, 2005
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    A gal that has call in radio show here in the states (also on armed forces radio) says that sometimes if one will put the HD in a ziplock bag in the freezer for 24-48 hours they are able to activate it enought to save their data. I have not tried it, but have talked to some who have had success.
  3. Hughv


    Jul 22, 2006
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