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Need some data recovery help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by danman91, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. danman91

    danman91 Member

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    I am looking to recover some pictures from a crashed 80gb western digital sata drive. I have tried everything and it doesnt seem to work, the bios will recognize it and it spins up and everything but when i try to run off that hard drive it either says there is no boot device or that the drive failed. what happened to it? is there any way i can fix it??
     
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    abuzar1 Active member

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    Did you try contacting customer service. If the HDD has completely failed then I don't think there is any cheap way of recovering the data. I lost about 5 years worth of vacation pics this way.
     
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    If it still detects in the bios that's a good sign. If it's making any clicking noises that's a bad sign. You could try running some software on it to see what you can recover. From what you've described your drive may just developed a ton of bad sectors (ie. mbr gone). Software might do the trick. However if that does get you anywhere you can try a data recovery place. Most offer a free diagnostic. Good luck.
    JT
     
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    danman, what happens when not booted as primary drive but secondary drive, can you see the info then?
     
  5. danman91

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    When i boot it as a secondary i can get into windows but when i am in windows there is no hard drive to be found, i have tried windows programs to try and recover it but they cant seem to find it.
     
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    Unless some data recovery software can get to the drive, you'll have to stomach the loss.
     
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    :( damn, ok, thanks for all of your help guys, if you have any more suggestions i'd still be happy to hear em.
     
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