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HELP- 20 gig IBM harddrive dead!

By scott ·
Hi,

Whoever can help me get my data off of this is a genious.

I have a two year old IBM 7200RPM Harddrive that has
failed me. It makes 3 longs click noises followed by two short
click noises that repeats over and over again. I installed a new
harddrive with the IBM as a slave with the hope that I could
pull some data off. I was able to acsses the drive for a
momoment but it would freeze up explorer trying to access
the drive and would make the same pattern of click noisesover and over again. It would even do it as a slave on load
up and would delay the starting of Windows on the new
drive.

Does anyone know how to recover data off of a bum drive? I
have heard that you can put it in the freezer. Does this work?

I am desperate to get the data off of this drive. Can anyone
help? Does anyone know of any tricks?

Thanks

Scott

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by Ann777 In reply to HELP- 20 gig IBM harddriv ...

There are tools that you can use to pull off data from a crashed hdd -- but if you've never done this before, then I recommend that you seek the services of a local "Data Recovery" company.

They do this all the time and will only charge you if they can indeed recover some/all of the files you need.

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by Ann777 In reply to HELP- 20 gig IBM harddriv ...

You can also check this link for "200 ways to revive a hdd"

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?src=search&id=r00320010108det03.htm

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by scott In reply to HELP- 20 gig IBM harddriv ...

Thanks

The drive shows up on boot so I am hoping that all is
not lost and that I won't have to take it to a data
recovery facility. I'm a poor student and all of my
projects for this semester are on the drive and I can't
afford to spend $300 dollars on recovery.

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by jdwjr In reply to HELP- 20 gig IBM harddriv ...

if youre a student post notice on bulletin board some computer geek will probably volunteer his help and u can check with the schools it department all othedrs are extremly nerve wracking and annas sugg will work just nerve wracking call in a marker some one at school should help just squeak loud LOUD.
jd

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by scott In reply to HELP- 20 gig IBM harddriv ...

Hard Drive DEAD. Went and bought a new one today. SUCK!

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