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i already had a replacement, but i really need the data on this one :S
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It's a long shot but a slim chance is always worth trying to save the data.
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well i am now working on Puppy linux, i am trying to do the step of "mount drivers" but still could not find my hard drive :S .. any ideas ?
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That tells me the drive has failed completely. Replacement is the next step.
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what about the data on this hard disk ? its gone :S ?
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Yep since the drive mechanically appears to be dead. Short of a professional service which is costly and no guarantee they will be able to get much if anything.
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Thanks a lot for all your help.
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Do you have someplace to purchase a replacement hard drive?
Any ideal how big and what the budget is for it?
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 10 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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hi
i already had a replacement hard drive. My pc is functioning well now. And i did not take any further actions concerning the data on the other hard drive, i have no idea what to do.
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The data it self I am afraid since the drive cannot be seen even using a Linux Live cd indicates the only option to retrieve the data is to have it professionally done. Personally to me this is to expensive since it can run into the hundreds if not thousands to have this done.
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A miracle happened :P
I tried hooking that hard drive to my pc. and the pc read it.. and i was able to access the files. i copied a few of them.
The process was extremely slow. the transfer rate was 80kb/sec.
But when i tried it again, the pc recognized the hard drive but couldn't read it and said that i have to format it.
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Yep it is failing. You might get lucky and get the data but for intensive purposes it has to be replaced.

It is good news that there still may be a possibility of getting the info. A trick you might try is to put the drive in the freezer for a bit and let it get really cold. try it then and be quick about getting the data.
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freezer .. mmm :S
i'll give it a try.
thank you .
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This hard drive is DEAD Nizarimad.

Replace it at your earliest opportunity.
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