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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Recover data from crashed HD?

Windows would not read one of my drives and when I re-booted the BIOS could not find the drive. BIOS read “failed” for both drives on the channel. I put the drive on another PC to try to clone it. The PC BIOS finds the drive but Ghost fails to read anything from it. The drive appears to spin up so maybe the heads crashed? The drive is pretty full but Windows did not warn me it was too full.
Can I replace the heads with ones from an identical drive? Or move the discs to another identical drive? The data on the drive is worth a couple hundred bucks to me but not the $1000 I have heard it costs to send it to professional data recovery places. Any suggestions on getting the data back within my budget?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 04:48 PM
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If you can bring me the drive, I'll see what I can do with it, I'm at spring valley and the tollway.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-06-2003, 02:02 PM
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Try "File Scavenger". You can download a version that will scan your HD but won't recover anything bigger than 64kB without registration. But with that you can see if the program finds the files and then buy it. I think a single license is $40.
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