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fredgregg

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What software do i use to recover the data off my old HDD. The shop wants AUD $99 per 4gig
Any help is most welcome

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Did the drive crash?

It would be worth it to me to pull it out of the computer, pop it in an enclosure and attach it to another computer. You may be able to the browse the drive and retrieve the data yourself.
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we need more info in order to help you....is the drive in a working computer...is it laying on your desk...did it stop on its own or did you add a new hard drive and set the old drive up as a slave
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According to the comp shop the motherboard is is dead and the HDD wont spin up, but they recovered one of my wifes, urgent, homework docs off it and said the rest should be recoverable. I need My docs, pics and addresses.

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is the drive hooked to a computer...laying on the floor... or in the trunk of your car
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Sorry, its still in the old PC but i have another i can put it in, as a slave.
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yep...put it in as a slave and get the info off ...be sure the jumpers are set correctly end of cable is master ...middle is slave

Edited by happyrck, 09 March 2007 - 08:12 PM.

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Hooked it up, got a warning that windows wouldn't start to protect it self. Removed the slave now the original wont spin up. Oh well Sh1t happens.
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Fred

Edited by fredgregg, 10 March 2007 - 11:10 PM.

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did you unplug the computer from the wall before working inside...because there is still power to the mobo even when turned off
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