[TriLUG] hard drive fail
binaryflow at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 10:48:52 EDT 2005
I usually try to boot the computer using Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.net).
Sometimes it will mount the drive long enough for me to burn the files to a
cd using k3b or copy them to another drive. It doesn't always work but it
has bailed me out a few times at work!
On 7/14/05, Bill Chan <bill.chan1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My hard drive crashed recently and when I start my computer up, my bios
> says hard drive fail, no matter which IDE drive I use. This is a Maxtor
> hard drive, 3 years old, 80Gb, NTFS, but does not have any operating
> system on it. I am running a Windows XP system and I was wondering if
> anyone has suggestions on data recovery. Unfortunately, I was stupid
> enough not to back up my data over the years and there is some stuff on
> there I would like to get off. I tried the freezer trick, but that
> didn't really work for me, although it got the drive spinning again. I
> am running out of options, any ideas? TIA.
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