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And some advice.

2) If that is not possible under ANY home circumstances, who do I got to to have the drive's data recovered?
At work we have customers use DriveSavers. They are good at recovering data from crashed hard drives, but it's not cheap. You'd be looking at $800 on up to recover the data. The last customer we had use the service ended up paying about $2000 (I think they had about 100GB recovered).
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At work we have customers use DriveSavers. They are good at recovering data from crashed hard drives, but it's not cheap. You'd be looking at $800 on up to recover the data. The last customer we had use the service ended up paying about $2000 (I think they had about 100GB recovered).
Yeah, I'm looking as saving about 6 to 700Gb.
post #23 of 67
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So I decided to go ahead and hotswap the drive on my sigrig.

When the drive is attached, no programs behave properly. If I try to use Chrome, webpages don't load, Windows Pictures Viewer doesn't load images, ect. Simple things like that. (Edit: also my USB-to-DVI adapters are disabled when the drive is attached)

The drive appears in the list of attached drives in My Computer, but without the customary X of YGb remaining bar underneath it. It's just a HDD icon and the text Local Disk I:

Also, Explorer locks up if I try to right-click on the drive, and if I double click as if to open, Windows does the thing where it 'loads' my computer, with the green progress bar underlaid in the address bar of the explorer window. It never actually completes; it stops about half-way through the X in the address bar. Clicking on that X cancels the operation.

What do?
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/8/11 at 12:17am
post #24 of 67
That basically means it is more than likely a hardware problem and you'll need to send it to a drive recovery service to get any data back.

The only other thing I can think of to try is to disconnect all of the hard drives and boot to a Linux Live CD, then connect the problem drive to the system to see if that will access the files on the drive. If it does try to establish a network connection to another computer and transfer the files to it or connect a basically blank drive or one that doesn't have any OS on it and transfer the files to it.

Maybe someone else will have an idea, but that's about all I can think of.
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post #25 of 67
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So from this list, which should I use?

Edit: The drive appears in the Device Manager, but unlike every other drive, it's listed as being a SCSI Device. Mean anything? (DM also says it's working properly)
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/8/11 at 12:38am
post #26 of 67
Knoppix, Fedora, or Ubuntu would be what I would suggest with Knoppix the top choice. It's designed specifically for diagnostic work.

Another thing to try would be the Ultimate Boot CD and see if TextDisk can fix the file structure. It would be running from Linux which will take Windows right out of the equation which quite often helps.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 4/8/11 at 12:44am
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post #27 of 67
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Knoppix, Fedora, or Ubuntu would be what I would suggest with Knoppix the top choice. It's designed specifically for diagnostic work.

Another thing to try would be the Ultimate Boot CD and see if TextDisk can fix the file structure. It would be running from Linux which will take Windows right out of the equation which quite often helps.
I'll give them both a shot, thanks.

Will report back later.
post #28 of 67
Too bad you aren't closer. I have a LOT of hardware and software laying around to us to recover data from drives. It's one of those things that tends to be a lot easier to do than to explain how to do.
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post #29 of 67
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Is it possible that freezing the drive, as suggested earlier, might help?

Edit: just checked drive health with CrystalDisk. Verdict: Bad.

Really annoying thing: Power On Count: 48 Hours.

Two days old, then it died.
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That rarely works. About the only time I see it have any success is when the drive is clicking or clacking. Otherwise freezing tends to do more harm than good.
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