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jraquel

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Hello All,

I have a HP Pavillion. I am almost sure it got a power surge. It makes a loud squelling noise on start up and can not be turned off except by unplugging the power cord. My question is, does anyone know a way around getting to the harddrive to retrieve some important documents. It only displays the HP restore partition when the hard drive is connected to another computer.

Thanks,
jraquel
 

bassetman

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Well, there are companies that will retrieve data for a price. The harder to do the more you pay.
How important is this info?
 
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It is was in a power surge then the power supply probobally is the only thing that got dammaged. Your hard drive is pobobally fine, just take it out of your computer and plug it into another computer and copy files.
 

bassetman

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Mr Webmaster, did you catch this part?

It only displays the HP restore partition when the hard drive is connected to another computer.
 

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If the drive is NTFS it must be placed into a another machine with Windows XP. Hopefully thats why its not being detected. Also if the HP partition is ok, then the data should be as well unless that was one picky surge.

A computer repair shop may be able to get the data off, and it would be no big charge. Data Recovery specialists on the other hand are very pricey.
 
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