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Old 08-24-2007, 08:55 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is this Hard Drive fried??

Yeah it has to be bad. I can't access any data on the drive. In fact, I can't even access the drive and it says that there is nothing on the drive.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:41 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is this Hard Drive fried??

Yup, definitely a dead drive.

In many cases, tossing a hard drive in the freezer overnight will sometimes get you just enough operating time out of it to be able to access and copy your files off the drive. Be sure to put it in a ziplock bag to seal it from any moisture before sticking it in the freezer.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:59 AM   #13
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If he has really important stuff on the drive there are companies that can recover the data. They take it apart and clean each one of magnetic disks.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:46 AM   #14
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thats like 500$ so i hope nothing too important is on there.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:46 AM   #15
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i ment lol my mistake back up the data after u take it out of the freezer
im telling u it works
the cold makes metal contract so any thing thats short circuiting the drive (most likely the problem) wont touch till its heated up again
take hard drive put in freezer for 24 hours
take it out put it in your comp will work for between 20min 6 hours
so as soon as u get it working back up any data
then go to the store get a new hard drive
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