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How Can I Recover data ?

Postby Supermall on Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:37 am

My computer system crashed. What I could describe as Operating system crash. My colleague who was using it in my absence rushed it to (quark) computer technician who ended up disassembling the hard drive, damaging the mechanism in the process. I have very important files in the damaged hard drive. I believe the platter is still good. How can I recover the data? Please Help.
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Re: How Can I Recover data ?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:46 am

The only ways I know of to recover data require that the data be on a functioning, readable drive. At the moment, your drive apparently does not meet these criteria. If you can get someone to rebuild the drive to a readable condition, my first choice of tools would be those contained in Parted Magic

http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start

Or just Google free data recovery software and take your choice.
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Re: How Can I Recover data ?

Postby dagon on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:32 am

...ended up disassembling the hard drive...

You got it back physically disassembled? Case open? :shock:

Contact the manufacturer of the harddrive!
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Re: How Can I Recover data ?

Postby Midnighter on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:56 pm

It's very important data, but you have no backups?
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Re: How Can I Recover data ?

Postby Habitual on Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:32 am

dagon wrote:
...ended up disassembling the hard drive...

You got it back physically disassembled? Case open? :shock:

Contact the manufacturer of the harddrive!


Warranty is usually VOIDED if you open the hard drive assembly.
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Re: How Can I Recover data ?

Postby veggen on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:44 am

Sounds like you need to take it to the professionals... but the price of such complex procedures is astronomical.
The only other option is to rebuild the drive using healthy parts...
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