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How to restore data files from a dying hard drive?

I was installing a dying hard drive to my system as slave hard drive. It was successful and the window XP started normally. I went to my computer and found the dying hard drive was assigned drive F and G probably due to the previous partition made. After accessing few data files, my system hanged and the window could not be boot up. I detached the dying hard drive and window could then boot up.

Now I wish to restore all data files from the dying hard drive.

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  • Dominic Ching May 23, 2009

    Yes, I have Window installed in the dying hard drive.

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    Arther Scott May 11, 2010

    You may want to check Cnet for a free program to recover data from your drive. That being said, did you have Windows installed on this drive? This may cause a conflict when trying to access data on the drive, it may be trying to load the windows from that drive.



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