hard disk failed, need to recover personal files

  helper3 19:02 28 Oct 2004

How do I get my files off my computer, whose hard disk has failed? windows won't start, it can't read various files and folders even in dos, and scan disk goes so far and gets stuck on a file and stops. I can see the root of the disk in dos, and have managed to copy some files, but some folders won't open, the disk makes a clunking sound when it tries to open them.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:09 28 Oct 2004

Can you install a new disk and install windows onto it? Then install this one as a slave.

Or install into another as slave.

  Dorsai 19:51 28 Oct 2004

That is about it. untherwise you need to get a professional data recovery company to do it for you, and they charge an arm, a leg, and maybe a couple of internal organs too.

Then only real solution is BACKUP your important stuff, and then it does not matter if the HDD exits stage west, without having read the script.

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