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Re: [newtech-1] Hard drive recovery services recommendations?

From: Arun M.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 6:17 PM
Yep, I tried setting it up as a slave on the computer ( I have an
additional drive on the same IDE cable is working fine), but that
doesn't do anything either.

I'm reasonably sure its a 'serious' failure of sorts since I tried
booting up with a Knoppix live CD (very cool, if you haven't seen it
before), and while it detects that there is a drive, its unable to
mount it as an NTFS partition.

 I might give spinrite a try, but I'm hesitant to do anything more
that might jeapordize the data if it is a real physical failure.

Thanks for the suggestions, all!

On Nov 7,[masked]:01 PM, Jioha N. Amatokwu <[address removed]> wrote:
> If you're not absolutely its a hard drive problem, you may want to slave it
> to a computer that works and check first. If you can't easily add a second
> HD to a working machine, you might want to spend $20 or so on a hard drive
> enclosure. That way you can copy the any files that you may need if the hard
> drive is good. I did this for a laptop recently that I "killed". The laptop
> won't boot up anymore and I still had a good hard drive so this was a
> successful operation. If you're not sure that the hard drive is the problem
> this may save you a good deal of money.
>
>
> On Nov 7,[masked]:31 PM, Arun Mathew <[address removed]> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Anyone have any recommendations/expe­rience with companies that recover
> > data from hard drives that have failed?   Doing a search reveals many
> > companies, but I've no idea what they're reliability or scam factor is
> > like.
> >
> > I'm reasonably sure its a physical hard drive failure - spent last
> > weekend trying in vain to recover the data (and cursing myself for not
> > testing my backups more often).
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -Arun
> >
> >
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