data recovery

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  1. sourcandy

    sourcandy New Member

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    So HP laptop decided to take a dump. Figured out I probably have a bad sector on the drive. (still using diagnostic tools to confirm)

    It's a Seagate drive, anybody recommend a way to pull the data off the drive if I can't get it back up?
     
  2. thekraft

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    Take the hd out, put it into a hd enclosure.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If the computer is no longer recognizing the hard drive as being installed, then you're forked. Otherwise, if the hard drive works but it just isn't booting, then yeah, get a new hard drive and put the old one in a USB enclosure.
     
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    not necessarily. i used software to recover a drive that seemed 'forked' and i got back almost all of the files.
     
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    I've had some good results with GetDataBack.
     
  6. ldaggerl

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    Easist way to get data back is to try and slave the drive out. If the comptuer isn't recognizing it then you can try to use tools to get the data out but at that point your looking at purchasing said software and it can get costly.
     
  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    if the hard drive wont show up in a bios post, your forked. you might be able to try the freezer trick

    i'd pull the drive, connect as a slave and run getdataback. work for me a couple of times
     
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    Aight, thanks guys. I think it might be Forked
     
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    buy an external enclosure
    put it in
    plug it in
    see if a working PC can see the files


    it's a $25 investment for the external enclosure.......I expected to buy it and recover data and return it, then I started finding uses for the external enclosure so I ended up keeping it.
     

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