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 Post subject: I fried my Hard drive, now what?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:18 am 
Little Foot
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Is there a way to recover some files without spending thousend of dollars?

I had some tax return documents, with no backups. So I can spare to lose them if it's too expensive.

The drive won't power on!.

BTW, I was trying to connect a fan when the computer was on, so it fried my hard drive!! :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:07 am 
Northwood
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are you sure your hdd is fried? next time turn your computer off first before you do such a thing. well first try clearin the cmos of the mobo, try a spare ide cable, or hook that hdd into another computer and see if it still works. dont give up yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:12 am 
Little Foot
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I noticed that my computer turned off itself when doing that stupid thing.

When restarting, the drive didn't show up. I conencted it to several cables, but it didn't work.

I also have an external enclosure, with same results.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:35 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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If the drive is not powering on, you're really looking at processional help.

I've heard of people actually replacing the platters on a working drive for such an occasion, but it's not something I'd recommend to anyone as if you goof even in the most minor detail, you're even more screwed.

My suggestion, find whatever paper forms and info you can get back from the IRS you have and start from square one...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:13 am 
Little Foot
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Yep, I have some hard copies from it, so I'd be fine. I had most of my pics there, but I had a copy in another drive.

I called to a company and they charge from 400 and up, so it's not worth it.

I don't remember what elese I had there, but I think it's not that important anyways.

thx


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