Is it possible to get pictures off crashed hard drive.
I think my hard drive crashed. The computer screen turned blue and said restart if you haven't seen this screen before. I restarted and the screen was black. I had two options on screen, one set up utility or reboot. Neither one helped. Could not reboot. I ran IDE diagnostics and results said: Drive 0 WDC WD1200JB - fail return code 7. Don't know what that is. I have pics of my brother who passed away on my computer and that is why I am so desperate to try to retrieve them. I just purchased an external hard drive and didn't back them up in time. Just please be honest and tell me am I wasting my time. I don't want to get my hopes up. I have been told I could have them retrieved and others have told me if the hard drive crashed not to waste my time.
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I have three "crashed" hard drives in my own. I pulled them out and they were dead (as computer guy said after check them) but i still using them as an external drives. Just buy the adapter
3.5' IDE to USB for instance here or here
These links just to give you the idea what to look for. You can find even cheaper (around $12) with free shipping. These adapters are coming with complete instructions how to connect the hard drive.
This is a safest way. And in most cases it works.
Please kindly contact me if you need more info or if this solution is not appropriate for you. I am here and always ready to help
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You can still recover your data. Just follow these instructions:
Connect that harddisk to another computer with Windows XP. Check if harddisk is detected on that computer. If yes then check that partitions are showing if yes then simply copy your data. If partitions are not shown that you have to download software named Get Data Back / RxStudio
And run either of these software to recover your data.
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This is called a 'blue screen' and is notorious in the computer community as the indication of a debilitating problem that your computer is suffering from. There are very many things that can cause a blue screen or a blue screen crash, but you can attempt resetting your BIOS to try to correct the blue screen. If this doesn't work, I recommend taking your computer to a licensed computer repair technician.
This is late response.....maybe it can help someone else....I had the same problem with Verbatim SuperSpeed 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive - plugged into Fujitsu Lifebook notebook running Vista SP1 and got the blue screen. Solution: upgraded to Vista SP2 which solved the problem (also Fujitsu had me update the chipset on my laptop, but I don't think this made a difference). Hope this saves someone else time!
Hello tony15170 You can retrieve your data provided they haven't been overwritten untill now . Download a recovery tool to do the job for you : Free Recuva works fine : http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html Do not try to recover all at once but each category at a time , documents , pictures , music ...etc... If it fails , try this one . It's not free but very efficient : Tenorshare Data Recovery. It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to accidental erasing , system sabotage, virus corrupted partitions,drives crash, physical damage,etc.. http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/index.htm If you still don't have success , you will have to go to a recovery office but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money . Regards , fanaudi .
i wish i knew the answer, i am having the same problem. i have switched ALL of my toshiba computer power settings to no stand-by, no hibernation, no automatic shut down (as this was suggested) and windows xp still turns into a blank screen just a few seconds after plugging this in. hard drive too strong for my 3.5 year old computer? not sure, but this is beyond ridiculous.
you may try to insert your hard drive to an external hard drive casing then plug it to a pc as an external drive then check if it can still be detected. From there you can copy the files to the computer.
Power supply blocks do weird things. If you can beg borrow or... a
power block for your computer (500 watt, eh?), try that before you
upend the computer. A power block has fixed MANY issues for me.
Is it possible to test the hard drive on a friend's computer? The store that sold the hard drive can likely test it for you, perhaps for nothing.
It sounds like you may be having a problem with the hard drive interface on the mother board. Try using the second interface. It is very unusual for a modern computer to be unable to detect a hard drive. You HAVE tried a new EIDE cable, right? 80 pin? Place the drive selector in the neutral position (no selection).