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Problem with a laptop hard drive

by terryjon / July 31, 2007 8:48 PM PDT

Hi friends,

My laptop hard drive got damaged when I accidentally dropped it from the desk.
Now the laptop boots up to the blue screen of death. The drive is failing, it is recognized by the Windows and I can browse some what and any attempt to move files off of the drive results in an error.

Any advice appreciated.

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Terryjon. How did you damage so many drives?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 31, 2007 10:57 PM PDT

You must have a dozen posts about damaged hard disks. Was there a tornado in your office?

-> If the files can be copied it, we put the drive into an external USB enclosure and try to copy the files out to another PC.


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Ask for data recovery professional
by seolen / August 1, 2007 4:51 AM PDT

It is obviously, that your hard drive get bad sectors after the damage. If your data is important for you, do not attempt to get it back by yourself. There are many companies specialized in laptop hard drives data recovery. For example,

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Terryjen has about 15 posts about failed drives.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2007 4:55 AM PDT
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