Failed HD

  poogles_uk 08:01 05 Sep 2003
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Is there any way to get failed hard drives to work again?

  powerless 08:05 05 Sep 2003

No.

Apart from a miracle.

You could install the drive as a slave and see if you can see it through Windows. But a fail is a fail.

How did it fail?

  powerless 08:05 05 Sep 2003

No.

Apart from a miracle.

You could install the drive as a slave and see if you can see it through Windows. But a fail is a fail.

How did it fail?

  poogles_uk 08:08 05 Sep 2003

I have a 20gb which had read and write errors and then wouldn't boot up.

And a laptop HD, which wont start up.

  minter 08:15 05 Sep 2003

If you have a Maxtor HD you can download a test program from their website. You load it to a floppy and it checks it out.

Other HD manufacturers will probably do their own version.

I've used the Maxtor before and it is very good.

  poogles_uk 06:18 06 Sep 2003

Maxtor was my replacement, the 20 is fujistu, and i dunno 4 the laptop.

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