Question about Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200 GB Hard Drive

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I have problem with my harddisk. I have it in external box, and when I turn it on it works just for cca 15 seconds and then it stops, meaning I can't access anything and windows is saying "not responding" in top of window. When I tried to put it into PC, it got recognized, but the filesystem wasn't recognized and only thing windows offered me is to format it, which is not option for me, as I want to keep data on it. What is worse, the warranty expired 2 weeks ago... Any suggestions? Thanks Manthess

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  • jkorcek Nov 21, 2009

    Wow, I have recovered everything, except for one iso(not important). Whatismore, I have found receipt and realized that the warranty ends on 21.11.2009. So now I have my data and, very likely, I will have new harddisk. The only problem I had was that I couldn't erase data from it before I sent it back for service. I tried a lot of different ways, but nothing worked.
    Thanks a lot, you saved me!



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It seems that the hard-drive is "dying", and that the "root" of the file-directory on the disk-drive is "corrupt".

Look online for a "File Scavenger" program -- it reads a disk-drive, sector-by-sector, hoping to "stitch-and-sew" together sectors into files, so that you can "recover" files, and copy them to your 'C:' drive.

Yes, it sucks that your warranty has expired.
Does your credit-card company "double" the warranty for items purchased on your credit-card?

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