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Is it possible to restore data from a dead SATA 120Gb Hard Drive by myself? what tools do I need? From the sounds of the drive, I guess it has mechanical failure. Any cheaper places or ways to restore data from dead hard drive ? I assume it is mechanical failure. Is bigger storage size(e.g. 160Gb) easier to get broken then internal SATA 120GB Hard drive? When installing XP on a replaced (new) hard drive on my ACER laptop, I need to download and install drivers. Do I need to know any password, Serial Numbers from ACER in order to set up all drivers? How long does it take to set up a new hard drive, load XP from scratch and configure all the drivers?

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If you want to replace a new hard drive it will good ...for driver you can download from acer download center its fully easy ..... for installing XP and driver it will take only two hours .......

goes through below link to download drivers .....

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads_gd.html

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Try puting the hard drive in the frezer for 2 to 3 hr and you might be able to get the info off the drive hook it up as a slave hard drive. you should have the restor disk for the new drive, you can go to acer on line to get the drivers you need. hope thats helps. bobg22

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