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Harddrive DEAD; LOST DATA

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by ARBAT, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. ARBAT

    ARBAT Thread Starter

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    Circuit City tech guy says he could NOT transfer my
    data from IDE 60 GB to my new HP computer I bought on 7/8/7
    He said the harddrive wasn't spinning & he thought it was dead.
    (My monitor fizzled out on 7/7/7 like a light bulb going out.)
    HOW DO I RETREIVE MY IMPORTANT DATA??????
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If the hard drive is not spinning, your options are suddenly very expensive.

    You will need to take the drive to a professional data recovery company, but prepare yourself for a likely very high cost. If the drive has to be opened, a "clean room" lab is essential as even a single speck of dust will take out the heads and platter.

    Data that only exists on a hard drive and is not backed up is data that you don't care about losing. The hard drive and PSU are the two most failure prone devices in a PC. You need to backup important data regularly, the hard drive is temporary storage at best.
     
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