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My hard drive is corrupt


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ste0102

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Hi my laptop has a corrupt hard drive and i was wonderin can i put a different hard drive in like samsung( the brand name) my laptop is a advent 6414 and here are the details of it http://www.uktsuppor...laptop/6414.htm

thanks ste0102
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Any standard laptop hard drive fits, and you will be able to use your recovery CD as well.
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Also, there's some good data recovery programs out there, try connecting your 'corrupted' hard drive as a slave to your new drive once you've reinstalled your OS then run the data recovery program, you'll be amazed what it can find, although it does depend how badly corrupted the hard drive is, and what caused the corruption. Good luck!
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Also, there's some good data recovery programs out there, try connecting your 'corrupted' hard drive as a slave to your new drive once you've reinstalled your OS then run the data recovery program, you'll be amazed what it can find, although it does depend how badly corrupted the hard drive is, and what caused the corruption. Good luck!



good idea except it's a laptop and most don't have a place to connect a second drive... you could however get a laptop to 3.5" convertion kit and hook the drive up as a secondary in a regular computer...

if you decide to do that... i have used getdataback to recover data, you need to get the one for your file system , either fat or ntfs but you can use it to see what can be recovered before you actually buy the software...

good luck
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Who buys the software anyway? lol
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Who buys the software anyway? lol



those who want it to recover their files without breaking the law
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Freeware installation isn't against the law :whistling:
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Freeware installation isn't against the law :whistling:



getdataback is not freeware.... if you'd care to recommend a freeware program to do this go ahead. I have used getdataback with good results and yes I ( or rather the company I work with ) paid for the license.
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