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dell laptop hard drive data recovery

Aug 27, 2005 12:44PM PDT

i have a dell latitude, pen 4, 2.4 ghs laptop.
the harddrive failed, dell is sending a new hard drive. record segments 6980-6983 are unreadable.

for some stupid reason, i tried to install another xp copy on the d drive (dont ask, i paniced Happy

i would very much like to get my data off the harddrive without paying anyone. i heard its com cable you can connect to the harddrive.

its saturday night and im losin sleep on this one.

ANY help that you guys can share, i greatly appreciate it.

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With this little adapter....
Aug 27, 2005 1:29PM PDT
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External USB 2.0 solution
Aug 30, 2005 8:37AM PDT
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you choose
Aug 30, 2005 11:52AM PDT

with michael's solution you'd need to have another desktop machine available to crack open.(very inexpensive)

with linkit's idea you can hook up the drive to any computer with a usb port to read the files(it can even be your own laptop that you use to retrieve the data, after you install the replacement drive from dell)

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Hard drive recovery for Laptops!
Feb 26, 2007 2:19PM PST

Well let me ask you this! You said that I can use an external usb! Well what do you mean about that! Do you mean a usb cable hooked up directly to the hard drive or what!

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I use those external drive cases.
Feb 26, 2007 8:26PM PST

There are those cable only affairs but at the price difference of zero I just buy the case.


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