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Hard drive crashed

Will not turn on anymore. when you take off the casing and install in another computer, it crashed the computer. Is there anyway to recover what is on the hard drive. It was the back up to my computer.

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Yes any data recovery place will be able to astract whatever was written on that disk as long as it has not taking a serious fall you can get your data recovered under $15 a GIG so yes take it in if it is that important to you.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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My wp3200p032 has crashed, i think.... it is still powered but not visible anymore on my computer. have i lost all my music and photo's???


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I have a Seagate FreeAgent Go, 500 GB, sn2GE6NC5Z. My computer crashed and took it in for repair with the seagate. In fixing the computer, the service person erased everything on the seagate drive. Is...


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Hi my blue light for the external hardrive turns on all the time but my computer just wont detect it \r\ndoes this mean that my hardrive doesn' work anymore? is there anyway i can all my files bac? thank...


If it used to read it, but doesnt anymore, could be a sign of a hardware failure. If another computer reads it, then it is probably a driver issue. Try to turn the power on, then insert the USB cable into the computer.

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Competer starts, black screen, no power to wireless keyboard or mouse. Won't boot up.


I'm sorry to say this but these are signs of your computer's hard drive crashing. Hard drives (from what I've been told by other experts) typically crash after about 4-6 years of intense use. That's why I always recommend people backing up their important files every year. This has happened to my laptop before, I've had the same symptoms.

Now what about your files?

Well if you're lucky, you can ask a Geek Squad rep. from Best Buy or anyone else with proper experience to try to salvage your hard drive. Anyway you'd have to buy a new hard drive and replace your crashed one.

Solution: Take your computer to an expert to help you recover your hard drive files and replace the hard drive.

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Hard drive won't turn on


Not at all. All you need do is get a replacement disk and reinstall all drivers.

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Can't access the files anymore. how can I retrive them?


If the hard drive itself is damaged, your files may be permanently lost. There are companies that will attempt to recover your files from the drive for a fee... that usually involves sending them your drive with pre-payment. They will often disassemble your drive in a clean-room environment and transfer your disks to another identical drive then try to access the data. If the disk surfaces are damaged, files on the damaged areas are usually not retrievable...

If you purchased the new case, as the company recommended, then properly moved your drive into the new case, it is likely that you will have to resort to the recovery scenario above.

http://www.werecoverdata.com
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I have got a virus on my computer and got the virus off but my computer is running really slow so I have been told to save anything I want on a flash drive and then to delete everything and then use my...


If your hard drive is big enough try using Partition Magic unless you already have another partition. You can send your most important things like music, pictures and docs to the other partition. Then do a reinstall only on the C partition. Doing a system restore is drastic anyway putting your computer back as the day you bought it.
Viruses are great for messing up window system files and settings which without proper virus removal software, re-installation of the most practical partition (C) is the one to target your repairs to. This case most likely being reinstalling windows which by default is only on C. Be careful of your choices when choosing which partition to delete and reinstall. Pick only C. leaving (x) where that means your other partitions, alone.

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External crashes any computer connected to it


Extract the drive from the case. The drive and/or enclosure has failed. place the drivein a known good working enclosure and keep moving. what computer is your main system?

Keep me posted.

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