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Recover data from my corrupted internal hard disk

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  1. saddy

    saddy Thread Starter

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    My DELL Inspiron N5010 15R, Harddisk WDC WD5000BEVT-75A0RT0 is not starting up. While diagnostic test performed by pressing F12 at startup I am getting an Error Code 2000-0146 Hard drive-DST Short test Fail.
    What I am really worried about is losing my data as I did not take any back up of it. What should I do? In case I have to replace my harddisk is there any way to recover my data before replacing my harddisk.
     
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  3. valis

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    Welcome to TSG. :)

    Hopefully the lesson was learned; data that isn't backed up is data you don't want. What you can do to fix this is get an enclosure (they make them for both laptop and desktop harddrives, and in several cases, one that will accommodate both). by using the enclosure you can plug it into a working pc and get your data off.
     
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    I dont have much idea about the case i should use. I have mentioned details about my hard disk.Can you please recommend me the case i should get?
     
  5. Triple6

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    You should be worried about losing your data, hard drives fail and people lose their data all the time, in many cases with no chance of any data recovery. You should have already ordered a new drive to replace this one, you can also order a USB to SATA adapter to connect the old drive to the laptop and try to clone the old drive to the new drive, it may work and allow you too boot the system on the new drive like nothing never ever happened or maybe just access the drive long enough to copy off any important data off it.

    Here's one such adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

    Or a external case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817392032
     
  6. saddy

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    thanks a lot. Hoping that I can get my hard disk fixed or at least recover my data. :)
     
  7. valis

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    should be able to recover the data........as for fixing the hard drive, that generally doesn't happen. When they go, they do so in a permanent fashion.
     
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