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How do i get data off a bad hard drive?


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John____a

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I have a dell laptop running vista home premium.
My hard drive crashed and i got it replaced, i was wondering how to get data off my old hard drive.
I have plugged the old hard drive into an external hard drive case and connected it to my computer via usb.
It appears in 'my computer' but when i click on it i can not open it and it sometimes freezes my laptop.
Is there and good hard drive recovery programs that are easy to use? or any other tips to help me?
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If the drive's mechanically dead, which it sounds like it may be in your case since it freezes the entire laptop, no software program will be of any use to you.
The only option at this point would be professional data recovery which costs an arm and a leg, can take months and would be chargeable with no guarantee of getting anything back.
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