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Hard disk data recovery

I have a hard disk in an encloser and it fell on the floor after that it start ticking but not starting , I search the internet for solution and all came to the same result the reading head is damage any way to recover my data ?
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  • arj179 Oct 12, 2008

    I have 120 Gb Hitachi Hdd it has not undergone any shocks either but suddenly stopped working one fine day since april,
    the data recovery guys say that i need to give them a Hdd with same config wt do i do it is opened once i am myself an electronics guy.
    So can i do the changes on my own replacing the old hdd integrals with a new one.    

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In effect the reading head is almost for sure damaged and there is no easy DIY way to recovery data at home.
If the content is really important you can send it to a company who does data recovery. Service is expensive and probably it is going to cost over $1000, furthermore they do not guarantee success.
This company does hard disk data recovery
Alternatively you can ask to a local repair shop to take a chance , get an Hard disk of same model and replace the disk. I warn you that chance of success working in this last way are very scarce and there is good possibilities that you lose your data forever

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Of course it can be sent to a data recovey company if you really have to get the data off.

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I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box

then try copting your d partition

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.


Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
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http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm




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Gently tap the hard drive with an opened hand and see if you can get it to spin up one last time.

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management if you can see your drive right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start


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I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box


Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm



Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


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Gently tap the hard drive with an opened hand and see if you can get it to spin up one last time.


click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management if you can see your drive right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes


automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start


you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive


I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box


Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm



Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


Of course it can be sent to a data recovey company if you really have to get the data off.


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