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Copying files from a bad hard drive

By mcshelton ·
I had a tech come replace a bad hard drive in my Dell. He seems to think I can connect my bad hard drive in place of my CD-RW drive and copy the files over. Because I am not very literate on this, I could use some guidance.


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by davemurgatroyd In reply to

Failing that try this thread

There is a Zip file with 200 ways to recover data from hard disks

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by wlbowers In reply to Copying files from a bad ...

Here is the deal. Unless the computer can tell that there is a device on that cable, you're not gonna get squat off of it.

You can freeze it, drop it, pray over it, burn incense, whatever.

If the information on the drive is important than a recover service is in order.

And for everyone that is thinking of all of the free software on the internet, the drive has to be recognized by the computer in cmos before it can be accessed.

A data recovery service will, in a clean room, remove the platter(s) of the drive and place them on an extractor. If there is information on the platters the extractor will recover and rebuild it.

You will get the data back usually on the same drive that has been repaired.

The cost of this service can be quite costly. It all depends on how long they have to keep the platters on the extractor.

Iomega has a recovery service.

Good Luck Lee

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by dmiles In reply to Copying files from a bad ...

Check the TechRepublic site for the Article and Discussion on 200 Ways to Revive Dead Hard Drive,use the search box in upper right corner

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by shuja52 In reply to Copying files from a bad ...

Sometimes the latest PCs with configuration of PIV, and its motherboard have high tolerance than oldie and can recognise (Motherboard BIOS) the HDD try on new system

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by gil6002 In reply to Copying files from a bad ...

Lee, you hit it right on the spot and for all you so called wanna be's, dont keep sending this poor guy in circles with guessing answer's. The very basic as you should all know, The BIOS needs to recognize the drive before anything good can come out of this problem.

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