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Old 09-27-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

Alright guys well I went to power up my pc and it was on for a little while and my screen suddenly blanked out and when I rebooted my hard drive was not detected by my pc.* I changed it to another pc I have and nothing.* *

I know some about computers but i've neve had to deal with something like this and I need help!* what could be the cause and how in the world coudl I get some of my things back?* *I have pictures that are irreplaceable and some files and documents I neeeed for school! please help me out and let me know what I can do about this.* I knoe to get it professionally done it goes for about $500 and up and I really don't have the money for that right now.* So any clever ideas or anyone with any experience on this issue I would appreciate your replies.* *:eh:

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Old 09-27-2005, 03:39 AM   #2
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

if u got another pc, hook up both HD to it and when it reboots go to "my computer" and see if the HD is detected, hopefully that can help, how old is the comp if its really old the HD might of fried
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

hmm best i can say is when you tried to use the harddrive as a "slave" on the other computer, did you have the correct jumpers position on the harddrives? pretty sure you did this, but i am just throwing it out there.
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

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Alright guys well I went to power up my pc and it was on for a little while and my screen suddenly blanked out and when I rebooted my hard drive was not detected by my pc.* I changed it to another pc I have and nothing.* *

I know some about computers but i've neve had to deal with something like this and I need help!* what could be the cause and how in the world coudl I get some of my things back?* *I have pictures that are irreplaceable and some files and documents I neeeed for school! please help me out and let me know what I can do about this.* I knoe to get it professionally done it goes for about $500 and up and I really don't have the money for that right now.* So any clever ideas or anyone with any experience on this issue I would appreciate your replies.* *:eh:

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Your hard disk is most probably fried. And even you get it to work, most of the sectors in it would have been destroyed. Basically you will get a lot of errors of bad sectors. So your best bet would be to start collecting or doing your home work again

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:06 AM   #5
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

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Alright guys well I went to power up my pc and it was on for a little while and my screen suddenly blanked out and when I rebooted my hard drive was not detected by my pc.* I changed it to another pc I have and nothing.* *

I know some about computers but i've neve had to deal with something like this and I need help!* what could be the cause and how in the world coudl I get some of my things back?* *I have pictures that are irreplaceable and some files and documents I neeeed for school! please help me out and let me know what I can do about this.* I knoe to get it professionally done it goes for about $500 and up and I really don't have the money for that right now.* So any clever ideas or anyone with any experience on this issue I would appreciate your replies.* *:eh:

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Your hard disk is most probably fried. And even you get it to work, most of the sectors in it would have been destroyed.* Basically you will get a lot of errors of bad sectors. So your best bet would be to start collecting or doing your home work again

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i didnt want to say it but thats what i was thinking too.... i lost many projects due to the same problem....
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

I have some software that you can try if you need to. It will recover what it can from the sectors that are accessible. Also, I have seen the arm in the drive freeze up. A firm tap on a surface can free it up and allow you to get your data off. If it is work projects that have some value to the company there are places you can send it that can recover the data but they are not cheap. right:
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:31 AM   #7
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

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if u got another pc, hook up both HD to it and when it reboots go to "my computer" and see if the HD is detected, hopefully that can help, how old is the comp if its really old the HD might of fried
Yep I have already done this and nothing.* the pc is old but the hard drive is relatively new. Maybe a few yrs. I have other HDDs that are older and still run.

and Im thinkin its fried too but I just need to get some files from there for school if all possible and maybe some pictures I had on there that aren't replaceable. as for the rest it can burn for all I care.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:36 AM   #8
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I have some software that you can try if you need to. It will recover what it can from the sectors that are accessible. Also, I have seen the arm in the drive freeze up. A firm tap on a surface can free it up and allow you to get your data off. If it is work projects that have some value to the company there are places you can send it that can recover the data but they are not cheap.* right:
I downloaded some recovery software but the HDD wasn't found by the software.* It could be cheap software that doesn't work that well.

I will try to tap it if not I will open it up and take a look to see if I see anything internal out of place.* I wouldn't mind trying that software you have to see if maybe I can get something from it.* If you think it's worth tryin it.* *

From what I have already tested I am thinking that the HDD itself is fine but what fried is the electrical part of the HDD that powers it up. But I wouln't have a clue what to do about that :dontknow: .. I'm not 100% sure that's the problem, but I'm just making an educated guess.
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

To my knowledge, Hard disks is a disk coated with magnetic iron oxide particles. The electrical system is the thing which moves the heads and the cylinders. If a hard disk doesn't power up, basically it is fried. The only other way is to change the circuit board in the hard, or take your old cyclinders and place it in a new one. And both these things aren't easy and plus professionally it is going to cost to easily around 500 - 1000 dollars. Depends on people and how bad the data sector is.

Plus when a hard disk loses complete power to its circuits, it de-magnetices itself. Which means that it formats itself into a empty hard disk. So either way i think it is gone.

So my friend, again Sorry !!
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Re: HARD DRIVE CRASH HELP!

I would avoid opening it if you can. You need a static clean room, which no one has except the experts.

maybe just take it to a computer place like best buy or even better one of those independent computer stores(shorter wait) you'll pay a little to find out if it's a lost cause or not.

BTW, what kind of HD was it?
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uh... make that $1800 - depending on the size of the hard drive and the amount of data recovered (corrupt or not)...

pm me if you don't figure it out...
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I would avoid opening it if you can.* You need a static clean room, which no one has except the experts.

maybe just take it to a computer place like best buy or even better one of those independent computer stores(shorter wait)* you'll pay a little to find out if it's a lost cause or not.

BTW, what kind of HD was it?
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