Hard Drive Failure

  bscunliffe 16:05 12 Jul 2009

I have suffered a hard drive failure, not sure if it is corrupted or a mechanical failure. How can I recover the data on the hard drive?

  T I M B O 16:09 12 Jul 2009

Does the hard drive boot into windows at all ???

  bscunliffe 16:14 12 Jul 2009

No, I can't reboot at all.

  bscunliffe 16:35 12 Jul 2009

I have found this web site, has anyone used them?

click here

  Pamy 16:44 12 Jul 2009

I bet it's expensive, why not try the hard disk drive manufactures diagnostic software first?

  T I M B O 16:48 12 Jul 2009

If you purchase a new hard drive then you could install your os on there. Once you are up n running you might be able to slave the drive and recover all your data. If the hard drive fails to get going, then put the hard drive into a sealed plastic bag and place in the freezer for an hour, then try and use it again.

  bscunliffe 14:06 15 Jul 2009

I couldn't solve the problem myself, found "ABC Data Recovery" who only charged £199 for recovering the drive that was "degraded" so the software couldn't access it, I got all my data back on a new drive I sent with the old one.

  six-h 16:03 15 Jul 2009

"Only" !!

  bscunliffe 16:19 15 Jul 2009

They were the cheapest!! (and local)

  bscunliffe 16:20 15 Jul 2009

The data was worth far more than 199

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