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Old 12-02-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Red face What would be the best method of recovering a downed HD?

Well as some of you know....recently I've taken apart my comp because I believed it was over due on some major dusting...believing that this was the cause of my systems initial failure...it was not.


It turns out that it wasn't my GPU but my HD and my MOBO that took a dump : /..


But of course I can care less about the two year tech in my rig...I"m more concerned about recovering the data from my Western Digitial HD...so what's the best method of recovering my music and other essential files?





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Old 12-02-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: What would be the best method of recovering a downed HD?

Why did the HD die? That makes all the difference.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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Why did the HD die? That makes all the difference.



Tell me what you take from this...


I swapped my friends HD...so mine was in his rig...it booted...


Black System Error Screen


Blue screened


Repeat
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: What would be the best method of recovering a downed HD?

That would explain a lot. You have to reinstall the OS everytime you take a HDD to a different computer. The drivers don't match up.
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Default Re: What would be the best method of recovering a downed HD?

Your hard drive seems to be working though.

What you'll need to do is set the drive as a slave, so hooking it up to a secondary hard drive running Windows on another machine, and low and behold; you should be able to get the data off it
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Your hard drive seems to be working though.

What you'll need to do is set the drive as a slave, so hooking it up to a secondary hard drive running Windows on another machine, and low and behold; you should be able to get the data off it
I see I see....=] Thanks! all of you =]
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