I think my HD is done for. HP laptop(error #1-07 fail).

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  1. One Ton Soup

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    Well, I can't imagine what really happened with my laptop, but it took a crap today. I ran the HD diagnostic from the phoenixBIOS and it came back #1-07 fail.

    It was giving me minor problems this morning and then it gave me the blue screen of death. i reboot and it says "disk reading error"

    :(

    I fear it can't be salvaged, from what I'm reading online, since there was tons of important stuff on that harddrive. I really hope someone here can help me out. I have a lot of poetry, songs and mp3s at stake here. Hopefully someone knows how to fix this and salvage my HD. :o
     
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    Time to restore from backups.
     
  3. One Ton Soup

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    all i have are the discs hp gave me. will that keep the files on the HD intake or wipe the whole HD clean?

    :eek3:
     
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    wipes it clean...if the HD failed then i don't think you can even do anything but get a new HD.
     
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    that can't happen.

    there is absolutely no way of accessing certain files on that HD?

    I only need a small crucial amount of files. not even 200 mb worth. :wtc:
     
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    The only way you could luck out is if the drive just has a bad sector which happens to contain one of the boot files (actually happened to me on my 4 yr old Dell laptop) in which case you can pull the hard drive out of the machine and hook it up to another computer as a slave and see if you can pull any data off that way


    You will need some type of 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, 2.5 to USB adapter, or external enclosure to do that
     
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    go on...

    so i can take out this HD, connect it to USB on the desktop i'm using right now and access the files?

    can you please direct me to a description of how to do this and what hardware is required or describe it briefly yourself. I'd appreciate it. :cool:
     
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  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    There's a good chance that you can get some/most/all of your data that way. But if not, and the data is important enough to you, there is always professional services available. So don't toss the drive out if you can't pull the data off yourself.
     

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