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Is my HardDrive lost?

Hello!
I had a Hard Drive with WinXP (NTFS) and it worked perfectly... now that I try to boot it starts OK, the WinXP logo stays on the screen longer than it uses to stay... after a while the HD starts making a weird sound, like if it was trying to read a sector and it can?t and tries one time after another... it stays like that so I have to turn it off.
I connected this HD as a slave on another new HD, the OS knew that it had a slave HD, but when I tried to access it the computer freezes(sp?) so I have to restart, I tried running scandisk to check for errors but I also freezes. Also, Partition Magic can?t make a backup partition because it also freezes.

What can I do?
Any help will be really appreciated!

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Re: Is my HardDrive lost? Looks like it from here.

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This may be the test of your backup system.

The only good news is that hard disks have never been cheaper.

bob

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Re: Is my HardDrive lost? Looks like it from here.

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I already have a new HD, I just need to get out some of my files that had not been backed up!
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By the way, what do you mean by "the test of your backup system"?

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That's the test.

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The test of a backup system is to take a persons hard disk away and put a blank hard disk in. It's painful, but can find what they didn't backup or if they backed up and didn't have a way to restore.

At this point you'll need to look at drive data recovery service as the hard sounds like it's failed. Typical names are Drivesavers.com and ontrack.com

Bob

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