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Hi All,
My 'c' drive crashed, the FAT file is messed up very badly. I have alot
of data on it that I do not want to loose. Anybody have names of
companies/places that can get data off a bad harddrive???
thanks
bobh.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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On 17 Jun 2005 12:03:43 -0700, vu******@isp.com wrote:
My 'c' drive crashed, the FAT file is messed up very badly. I have alot
of data on it that I do not want to loose. Anybody have names of
companies/places that can get data off a bad harddrive???


This software MIGHT help http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
John Thomas Smith
http://www.direct2usales.com
http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
Nov 13 '05 #2

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"John Thomas Smith" <jt*****@pacifier.com> wrote in message
news:ds********************************@4ax.com... On 17 Jun 2005 12:03:43 -0700, vu******@isp.com wrote:
My 'c' drive crashed, the FAT file is messed up very badly. I have alot
of data on it that I do not want to loose. Anybody have names of
companies/places that can get data off a bad harddrive???


This software MIGHT help http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
John Thomas Smith

dont bother with that one use this one its freeware and it works. i have
used it on drives that windows will not see or format.
and it works fine
but if it is your main drive and you can not start the computer then you
will have to plug the hard drive into a comp that will start
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm


Nov 13 '05 #3

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On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 19:48:45 GMT, "Johny...b" <in*****@nulll.com..,.,.,,b>
wrote:
Snipdont bother with that one use this one its freeware and it works. i have
used it on drives that windows will not see or format.
and it works fine

How do you get data off a drive that Windows does not see. I have a drive that
when installed as a slave, Windows does not see. Windows explorer does not see
it. Partition magic does not see it. The BIOS does not see it. If the drive
is installed as a master, the computer will not boot. Will not boot from a
bootable floppy. Will not boot from a Norton Antivirus bootable floppy. Will
not boot from a Partition bootable floppy. Will not boot with "Trouble
Shooter" which I used to think could boot a computer without a hard drive.
I know the drive is spinning.

The only useful thing I can think of for the drive is to pull the platters out
to make a wind chimes.

Chuck
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Nov 13 '05 #4

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I think you're about at the point of trying what I saw a network guy do
once. Marc Lisnov grabbed a crashed hard drive and said, "Sometimes
you can get data out one more time by banging on it." He then proceded
to give the hard drive a sharp rap and was able to get some data off
from it. I doubt that technique would work on the thin glass substrate
HD's but it's worth a shot before making wind chimes. Please note that
I am not responsible for what happens if you try this technique.

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #5

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On 19 Jun 2005 21:14:27 -0700, ji********@compumarc.com wrote:
I think you're about at the point of trying what I saw a network guy do
once. Marc Lisnov grabbed a crashed hard drive and said, "Sometimes
you can get data out one more time by banging on it." He then proceded
to give the hard drive a sharp rap and was able to get some data off
from it. I doubt that technique would work on the thin glass substrate
HD's but it's worth a shot before making wind chimes. Please note that
I am not responsible for what happens if you try this technique.

James A. Fortune

I've done that in the past. It only works if the problem is that drive has
stuck bearings and does not spin up. My drive is spinning. A better solution
is to put the drive on the floor and give it several sharp spins like a top.
The platters have some inertia and sometimes the case will spin while the
platters will try to stay still, breaking them loose from the bearings. You
are right, any of these *techniques* can just as easily destroy the drive as
fix it.

Chuck
Nov 13 '05 #6

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