[SATLUG] Re: OT: Hard Drive Failure

Matt Kinsel mkinsel at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 14:41:22 CST 2008


Alright, and that's the thing I'd like to leave to a computer store to
handle, or at least somebody who's done it before. I'm open to
referals...



On 2/13/08, Jim Parkhurst <JPARKHUR at dot.state.tx.us> wrote:
> In that case the option that seems to remain is to find a same-same drive,
> carefully, very carefully remove your platter to the working drive to access
> the data. And have some reliable backup media to catch the data being
> copied.
>
> >>> "Matt Kinsel" <mkinsel at gmail.com> 02/13/2008 14:28 >>>
> Thanks for the advice, y'all. The only thing is, the two programs
> recommended seem to work only with a drive that you can actually access. Is
> that correct? My drive is not even being recognized by Windows or Linux. It
> has a status light that remains in the "starting" indication and never fully
> mounts.
>
> Here's the product I have: http://tinyurl.com/2w93xd
>
> On Feb 13, 2008 2:12 PM, Jose Leiva <leivajose at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > you can try using SpinRite, it can try to repair your disk, but in your
> > case
> > the only option is to recover the data.
> > its a pretty easy interface. I did use it last week but my hard drive was
> > long gone : (.
> > Here is the website http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
> > you can watch the videos on youtube and see how it works. keyword
> > "SpinRite"
> >
> > the downside is that its $89, but its worth every penny
> > it works on windows, linux
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