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Ok, ill try and be as descriptive as possible. Ill start from the begininng of my sad story.
For 3 days did an excrutiating report for geography. Almost finished, but i decided to burn a CD for my mum. I had disconnected the thing afew hours earlier cause i was trying anotehr one. Anyway, after this screwed drive loses power, it jams up real bad - and the only way to unjam it is to HIT IT (lol im serious it actually opened straight away).

So i smashed the darn thing once. just on top. IT OPENED. But....my HDD reckoned it was corrupted.

So with the advice of my teacher at school (who i am sure is on methadone) i attempted an XP recovery (despite the fact that my HDD is well adn truly dead). To be honest, i have no intrest in trying to fix the current installation (although that isnt the problem), but i would very much like to salvage my file if that is possible. My 'teacher' also raved on about trying to boot into DOS, but 1) im not complelty sure how to use it and 2) i dont have any DOS boot disk(s).

Er and also, i would try adn get it using the weird text based navigation of 'XP recovery' but apparently you arent able to get stuff from the drive and get them off it to a removable medium.

Any help with DOS disk recommendations - Free harddisks - or anything else, please let it spill.

P.S ----> After POST and after i boot from the floppy then CD (without anything in either) it gives me the emssage "Disk read error - press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart" or something close to that. incase it helps.

Peace fellas im DESPERATE the thing is due in 2 days
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Originally Posted by MangledWookie
Ok, ill try and be as descriptive as possible. Ill start from the begininng of my sad story.
For 3 days did an excrutiating report for geography. Almost finished, but i decided to burn a CD for my mum. I had disconnected the thing afew hours earlier cause i was trying anotehr one. Anyway, after this screwed drive loses power, it jams up real bad - and the only way to unjam it is to HIT IT (lol im serious it actually opened straight away).

So i smashed the darn thing once. just on top. IT OPENED. But....my HDD reckoned it was corrupted.

So with the advice of my teacher at school (who i am sure is on methadone) i attempted an XP recovery (despite the fact that my HDD is well adn truly dead). To be honest, i have no intrest in trying to fix the current installation (although that isnt the problem), but i would very much like to salvage my file if that is possible. My 'teacher' also raved on about trying to boot into DOS, but 1) im not complelty sure how to use it and 2) i dont have any DOS boot disk(s).

Er and also, i would try adn get it using the weird text based navigation of 'XP recovery' but apparently you arent able to get stuff from the drive and get them off it to a removable medium.

Any help with DOS disk recommendations - Free harddisks - or anything else, please let it spill.

P.S ----> After POST and after i boot from the floppy then CD (without anything in either) it gives me the emssage "Disk read error - press CTRL + ALT + DEL to restart" or something close to that. incase it helps.

Peace fellas im DESPERATE the thing is due in 2 days
hmm.. you could stick the hdd into an external usb box and connect it to your computer.
maybe there's just a few windows bootup files or whatever (lol) damaged and the rest is still ok.
i really dont know tho. never killed an hdd.
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I can see your hdd is as you say well and trully dead, at most you could recover some data from it. I have a soft called "OnTrack Easy data recovery" wich I previously used (among others) to recover something from a 4GB seagate hdd that sounded like a drilling machine when powered on. I had somewat of a succes, so I recomend you this one wich has the folowing web site: http://www.ontrack.com/software/

You should find a comp that has a good hdd, with win installed and you connect your hdd on it. Start win, install the soft and try the recovery. It can take a while, so you'd better start getting on the job.
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I can see your hdd is as you say well and trully dead, at most you could recover some data from it. I have a soft called "OnTrack Easy data recovery" wich I previously used (among others) to recover something from a 4GB seagate hdd that sounded like a drilling machine when powered on. I had somewat of a succes, so I recomend you this one wich has the folowing web site: http://www.ontrack.com/software/

You should find a comp that has a good hdd, with win installed and you connect your hdd on it. Start win, install the soft and try the recovery. It can take a while, so you'd better start getting on the job.
thanks ill try it tonight if i have time. rep+

if anyone else has suggestions...please...comment
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Also l,look for a torrent that has emergency boot programs. i have a boot disk i downloaded that has a bunch of drive utilities and such. My HDD crashed once and i had to hook up an external, boot from the CD and use some of the data recovery features (the file names look a lil messed up but you can find your way around. Saved my ass lol. . . .

http://isohunt.com/download.php?mode=bt&id=9706760

thats the link i copied from isohunt. . . youll have to burn the iso image to a cd first obv.
 
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