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If the hard drive has completely crashed, it will not be possible to retreive the data from it. If it is a situation in which the boot sector has become damaged, it may be repairable. Yes, I would try a new hard drive before you go with the motherboard diagnosis. They may be completely correct, however, I did have a faulty hard drive that displayed the exact same symptoms you described. If the new drive works, you just need to see if someone can salvage the data off the old one. If it IS the motherboard, your data should still be safe. If it is NOT the hard drive, be aware - you will have spent money you will not be able to get back.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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