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Recover Data from Internal Hard Drive

I have a Maxtor Dimondmax plus 9, 120GB internal hard drive.

it is not booting up, the hard drive is not being recognized and it keeps making a clicking sound.

Can you help me to recover the data i have on the drive.

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Re: Recover Data from Internal Hard Drive

Clicking is not something you fix at home by yourself. Usually it is caused by bad heads...
Check out this website for sounds your hard drive makes to find out exactly.

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You can use the all in one data recovery tool..Check out this link..

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Re: Recover Data from Internal Hard Drive

I could if I had your drive. You need specialized software to recover data from hard drives.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

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