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hard drive failed

by marcdennis39 / September 6, 2008 12:35 PM PDT

i have a hard drive that has virtually failed when i get another hard drive and transfer everything that i can from it, is there anything i can do with it e.g. recycle it or use it for backup or secondary drive or is it garbage?

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If it's really dead...the only option may be data recovery
by VAPCMD / September 6, 2008 1:40 PM PDT
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service and that's EXPENSIVE.

Is you data backup up anywhere ?


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some things to try
by mementh / September 6, 2008 2:57 PM PDT
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first, if the drive is recognized in the bios and the drive is not making any noises (clicking/screeching) then you might just have alot of bad sectors.

I would try the spinrite program ($89.00 but has a return policy that if it does not help you get your $$ back)
It works by looking at a secotr and trying to recover and if its bad it tries to get the data off the sector and relocate it for you.

It has had alot of sucsess from what i understand and there is little risk.

If its is making noise then there is a mechanical fault which this program can't fix

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