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mike1990

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The other day my laptop was working, but the next day i turned the laptop on to find the loading time was about 45 minutes. Then i picked it up to move it then the laptop slipped out of my hand and the screen went to colourful lines. So i turned it off and back on again and it said hard drive failure with one beep at the power on self test. Is there any chance it could be fixed or a full hard drive back up off you guys? I really need files off the hard drive. Thank you
 

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its a e system 3089 uk with a different hard drive then i got with the laptop. Its a 'fujitsu mhz2080bj ffs g2' 80gig sata hard drive
 
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until you find a way to get the data off it, dont tun on the laptop because the more you run the hard drive the more damage your doing to it.

Now it depends on how bad of shape the hard drive is in. Sometimes you can boot up with a linux boot cd access the files and save it on a Flash drive then just replace the hard drive with a new one. But your screen is probably messed up also since you dropped it.
 
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I would remove the drive and connect it to another PC using a usb adapter, see if you can see any data on the drive.

If it is dead, then data is gone.

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I would remove the drive and connect it to another PC using a usb adapter, see if you can see any data on the drive.

If it is dead, then data is gone.

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There is always a way to get the data back, just depends on how much your willing to pay. Also sometimes Windows wont be able to read the drive but Linux can which is why I suggested a linux boot cd instead of hooking it up to a another computer that's probably going to be running windows.
 
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If the drive is dead, no OS is going to see anything, if it cant mount the volume then it is fruitless.

the next day i turned the laptop on to find the loading time was about 45 minutes. Then i picked it up to move it then the laptop slipped out of my hand and the screen went to colourful lines. So i turned it off and back on again and it said hard drive failure with one beep at the power on self test
The bios can't mount the drive, has nothing with any OS.

That is why I said to remove it, just in case the motherboard was damaged and cannot communicate with the drive.

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thank you guys. the screen still works but the laptop only fell about 2 inches and it says no operating system found. what do you guys suggest i do?
 
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If the drive is dead, no OS is going to see anything, if it cant mount the volume then it is fruitless.



The bios can't mount the drive, has nothing with any OS.

That is why I said to remove it, just in case the motherboard was damaged and cannot communicate with the drive.

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well im going on the fact that the hard drive is no totally dead, in which case going to linux would be a smarter choice then windows.

Of course even if the hard drive is totally dead as you suggested there are always way to get data back, just depends on how important the data is and how much the OP is willing to spend on getting it back
 

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thank you guys. the screen still
works but the laptop only fell
about 2 inches and it says no
operating system found. what do
you guys suggest i do?
 

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ive tried viewing the hard drive in backtrack 4 and i got a error. now the hard drive making weird noices. im in really bad need of getting the data off the drive and would pay any amount of money
 
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This is the lowest cost, and reputable recovery firm that I know of, they charge a flat fee, most do not.

http://lowcostrecovery.com/pricing.html

You will NEVER be charged a service fee if we fail to get your data back. We will first examine the drive and explain the type of failure. If you give us the go ahead, we will then attempt to retrieve the data. We even give you back your old drive after the recovery for free at your request. There are no tricks or gimmicks, the price you see above is really the price you pay. If at any time you decide not to continue, you will not be charged anything for the initial retrieval attempt and we will return the drive.

The bottom line is that if we can't retrieve your data, you will not be charged a service fee for our work.
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ive tried viewing the hard drive in backtrack 4 and i got a error. now the hard drive making weird noices. im in really bad need of getting the data off the drive and would pay any amount of money
Where are you located?
 
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