miracle required for hard drive

basenjibabe, Jan 3, 4:53am
Miracle required for hard drive the power supply on my computer fried a few weeks ago. last time i had that happen we were able to retrieve the data. Not looking so good this time :-( Don't suppose anyone wants to pray for my hard drive? And no, i didn't have a back up. Yes, serves me right. Doesn't make it any easier. I guess i have really learnt my lesson :-(

drcspy, Jan 3, 4:56am
IF THE drive is operational then the data should be recoverable.........

basenjibabe, Jan 3, 5:11am
It seems the drive is dead when the power supply died, it must have taken the hard drive with it.

dunedin_ree, Jan 3, 5:14am
How have you checked? ?

r.g.nixon, Jan 3, 5:15am
Has someone slaved the drive to another computer?

basenjibabe, Jan 3, 5:37am
A computer whizz friend has slaved it to another computer and was going thru looking to see if anything was salvagable.

basenjibabe, Jan 3, 6:14am
Can anyone recommend a place in chch or canterbury that specialises in data retrieval in situations like this?

oldman, Jan 3, 6:28am
If your "Computer Wizz" could see anything on the hard drive it is not "fried". If any data can be seen it can be recovered. If you want a specialist to recover data from a "fried" hard drive you betta wait until you win lotto.

drcspy, Jan 3, 6:31am
you'll be lookin at around $800-2000 for a data retrevial service and even then they wont guarantee success

basenjibabe, Jan 3, 6:39am
Shit ! really? does it cost that much? Oh dear, guess i might as well kiss any chance of seeing it again, goodbye :-(

onenana, Jan 3, 6:40am
Yep....My fan failed and I didn't notice untilthe room filled up with this scary electrical burning smell and...when I touched the tower it was HOT! I fried everything and..after getting a friend of a friend (doesn't pay to do that)to fix/replace it for around $300 it was fine until......I did MS updates and it told me my Windows was registered to someone else!! The jerk who fixed it worked for a reputable firm (funny, he sort of "left" about 3 months later)after ripping several other people off. Bite the bullet and buy a new one (if its going to cost heaps to fix it)You might as well cos you'll just have more probs with your old one in future.

plug33, Jan 3, 6:45am
Try Spinrite, it is supposed to save nearly dead drives, at least that's what they say and they have lots of good testimonials.


comsolve, Jan 3, 7:31am
12You mean GRC retoric?

drcspy, Jan 3, 7:49am
If the drive isn't spinning up then theres NO program which will EVER have ANY hope of recovering data......spinrite is good BUT if the drives got some operational fault such as a dead motor or controller board or a physically damaged platter then it wont work.

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