Hard Drive Problems
Posted 07 January 2007 - 11:21 AM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 12:05 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:25 PM
Start>Control Panel>Performance and maintenance> administrative tools>Computer management( double click this one)> click on disk management.
If you can see it there you may be able to use a program like PC Inspector to try recovering the files. If the HD is damaged then all data will be lost.
http://www.pcinspect.../uk/welcome.htm or use this software
Both of the above software's did locate most of the data i needed on a HD that had a bad partition, But they both did not recover everything i wanted. Acronis below saved much more info than either of the above.
I have used this software below with good results for recovery but you will have to decide if the cost is worth it.
Beyond trying a recovery all you can do is repartition the drive to see if you can use it. If you are using Win 98 theres not much out there to help except the Acronis software.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:44 PM
hope it's something as simple a faulty cable maybe ?.
Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:40 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:18 PM
( that was the lecture)
Just for your information hard drives are not taken apart and fixed. They are thrown out and replaced by a new drive. There are no parts that can be bought to repair a harddrive. They either work and are used or don't work and thrown out with the garbage. I personally have tried repairing them and have a couple sets of disks laying around. ( i love the mirror quality shiny black coating on them) This is a lost cause to try fixing them.
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