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Backing up a bad hard drive

Is there any possible way to back up a hard drive that is not responding? I keep getting an I/O error. I purchased an external enclosure to connect to another computer to try and retrieve the info from the bad hard drive and back it up but I'm getting no luck.


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Re: Backing up a bad hard drive

You really did have the correct approach. If you still can't access the files, chances are the drive's hardware or firmware is at fault. If the data is valuable enough, you can send your harddrive away to any number of recovery services. CBZ ><>

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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