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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2005, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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6 month old HD died......

This afternoon. Is there a way that I can extract the information on that HD? There's alot of stuff on there that's important for me to keep. It's around 30-40 GB on information.

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will the drive power up? If you have to have ot physically recovered from the platters its probably going to get to be more than its worth. It just depends on the data on the drive.

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will the drive power up? If you have to have ot physically recovered from the platters its probably going to get to be more than its worth. It just depends on the data on the drive.


When I plug it into the Slave plug on the ribbon, the PC will not boot into windows at all. Actually, BIOS loses the primary HD as well. When I remove it, everything is ok.

It was clicking earlier, but it's not clicking right now. It allowed me to move some files before my OS froze(stupid Windows!), forcing me to reboot. After the reboot, the HD was tapped out again.
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Don't blame windows on a bad drive. Even a drive set as slave can cause the computer not to work. I recently had this happen, and didn't figure out it was the drive at fault until after a format/reinstall. And the drive was a slave.

If it's clicking, there's not much you can do. You can try tapping it with the butt of a screwdriver while it's on... not too hard, of course. Sometimes that will allow it to work. Sometimes setting it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, then quickly plugging it in the computer and trying to get data off before it heats up too much, works.

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Don't blame windows on a bad drive. Even a drive set as slave can cause the computer not to work. I recently had this happen, and didn't figure out it was the drive at fault until after a format/reinstall. And the drive was a slave.

If it's clicking, there's not much you can do. You can try tapping it with the butt of a screwdriver while it's on... not too hard, of course. Sometimes that will allow it to work. Sometimes setting it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, then quickly plugging it in the computer and trying to get data off before it heats up too much, works.
I tried that, and I got about 20 GB (~70 left) worth of Info before the PC froze again. It's stopped the clicking action completley, it's just not letting windows boot up when it's having it's fit.

I guess I can keep doing this over and over till it totally quits, and then ship it in to Seagate. Luckily it's only 6 months old and still under warranty.
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