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Want to Recover Data

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FrodoBaggins, Aug 27, 2003.

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  1. FrodoBaggins

    FrodoBaggins Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys!

    My hard drive stop working and I have some important data in it; does anyone know how can I recover my data? Or if you know who can recover it and doesn’t charge me lots of money, plz let me know.

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  2. bowmar

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    1st Option: Remove hard drive and install as secondary drive on seperate machine, try to copy files across. If 2nd drive not allowing to read try....
    2nd Option:Go to any 'shareware' 'freeware' site and download PC Inspector File Recovery,install on working drive again run check on drive and see if files are picked up.
    3rd Option: Take to data recovery experts and pay $$$$$$$ Huge amounts, if spindles are damaged i.e. hard drive dead there is no other options i'm afraid, sorry.
     
  3. slipe

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    One oddball thing that works for a lot of people is to put the thing in the freezer for a while. Hook it up as slave to your working drive directly from the freezer and you can sometimes copy stuff from it.

    If all else fails and you don’t want to pay for a recovery service, give the drive a good whack. I’ve heard of that working on occasion as well.

    Try bowmar’s suggestions first of course.
     
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