Retrieving possible lost data

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volgirl16

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A friend has run into a problem. Looks like her hard drive has crashed. Being the procrastanator she has not done a back up of the system. I have heard that it might be possible to pull files from DOS. Is this true? If so, how?????:confused:
 
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a variety of ways, and software to help

beyond me, but others should jump in

NOTE: important to leave the thing alone, the more times she tries to access the hdd, the more the data may get corrupted beyond repair/recovery.

pick a recovery method, or take it in somewhere qualified - but leave it alone till she decides what to do
 
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SpinRite is made for getting things back.

http://grc.com/spinrite.htm

What Is SpinRite?

SpinRite prevents mass storage systems from crashing or warns the user of pending
catastrophe. If SpinRite is not used until after a crash, it skillfully picks up all the pieces,
recovers your data, and puts everything back together again.

http://grc.com/sroverview.htm
 
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