Hard Drive Failure
Posted 02 October 2004 - 12:57 AM
my dad turned my power off at the switch yesterday and it was off for about 5 mins, came back in l8r that night turned my pc on, noticed it was going slow, went into bios and noticed only 2 of my hard drives was detecting, and my 120gig Western digital wasnt, i ave tried it on diffrerent pcs and it wont detect. Does any 1 kno how i can recover the information from this drive cos it had lots of information that was needed on. PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!
Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:48 AM
Once you've detected the drive getting the data off isnt too much of a difficult chore provided it isnt totally ruined.
Posted 02 October 2004 - 02:55 AM
Posted 03 October 2004 - 02:11 AM
Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:55 PM
as a last resort have you tried to freeze it.... WHAT you might say ?
some say it works... look at these links
PLACE it in an AIR tight plastic bag before you put it in the freeze..if you try this
am a skeptic about this...but if all else fails..and its NOT reading from any machine and you tried absolute everything under the sun ...what have you got to lose...
and read this PDF
If this drive isn't spinning up, putting it in the freezer for about an hour will usually get the
drive spinning again so you can copy needed files before the drive warms up again.
thing you want to do is run a disk utility like Norton disk doctor or wddiag (if it's a western
digital drive) to verify whether the drive is working mechanically or not. If it is a master boot
record problem, sometimes running Fdisk/mbr will correct the problem.
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