miracle required for hard drive

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 :-(

geek_basenjibabe, Jan 3, 5:53 pm

IF THE drive is operational then the data should be recoverable.........

geek_drcspy, Jan 3, 5:56 pm

It seems the drive is dead when the power supply died, it must have taken the hard drive with it.

geek_basenjibabe, Jan 3, 6:11 pm

How have you checked? ?

geek_dunedin_ree, Jan 3, 6:14 pm

Has someone slaved the drive to another computer?

geek_r.g.nixon, Jan 3, 6:15 pm

A computer whizz friend has slaved it to another computer and was going thru looking to see if anything was salvagable.

geek_basenjibabe, Jan 3, 6:37 pm

Can anyone recommend a place in chch or canterbury that specialises in data retrieval in situations like this?

geek_basenjibabe, Jan 3, 7:14 pm

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.

geek_oldman, Jan 3, 7:28 pm

you'll be lookin at around $800-2000 for a data retrevial service and even then they wont guarantee success

geek_drcspy, Jan 3, 7:31 pm

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

geek_basenjibabe, Jan 3, 7:39 pm

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.

geek_onenana, Jan 3, 7:40 pm

Try Spinrite, it is supposed to save nearly dead drives, at least that's what they say and they have lots of good testimonials.

http://www.grc.com/spinrite.htm

geek_plug33, Jan 3, 7:45 pm

12You mean GRC retoric?

geek_comsolve, Jan 3, 8:31 pm

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.

geek_drcspy, Jan 3, 8:49 pm