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Failure to operate hard disk

My cpu was long time been stored in the corner(almost 6mos.)and when I try to use again the cpu is not working.I have tried to consult a technician but failed to make it.Reason is that according to them it was already been damaged.When they tried to fix it,the monitor respond but was the hard disk drive wasnt respond.My only after is the program which i want to be recovered.

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Re: failure to operate hard disk


If I understand your posting correctly, the computer need not be repaired since all your after are the files stored in the old hard disk (HD).

If that is the case, you simply need an external drive enclosure to house the old HD (chances are IDE) with USB cable interface to be hooked up to another PC that is operational. From there you can then copy/move your files. This is of course assuming that the HD is still working/operational/recognized by the 2nd PC. Additionally, you can also run file recovery software(s).

You can borrow such an enclosure from a tech friend or purchase your own from any reputable computer shoppe/store.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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My lappy hard disk is giving status that hard disk failure try to install in other location. then i connected it to my pc to take backup

Not sure I understand your Question... or maybe you are making a statement? But, it sounds like your hard drive (HD) is dead, no good , non useable... So what are your options? Purchase another hard drive, you should have received system backup disk or install disk with your laptop , you can use them to reinstall the operating system (OS) Windows on the new hard drive. There is a slight possibility you could try them (the install disk) to re-install your OS on your original HD, but again it sounds like your HD is dead.

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SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2-(S1) WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to Continue

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When trying to restore my u series 9, (ST3160022ACE) ultra ATA 160 gig hard drive I get this message: Restore was not successful. Remove any USB or Extra Hard drives taht are connected. I have no USB or...

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