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Drive does not seem to spin when power applied, but it does seem to get warm. Otherwise not seen by the computer. Jim

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  • borgardt Mar 15, 2008

    Drive is old and has some data on it. It has been formatted and partitioned and I would just like to recover the data. My sense is that it is broken, but is the data recoverable?

    Jim

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Is your disk new? what are you trying to do with it? Is it partitioned and formatted? has any info recorded in it?

if its new, you have to make partitions, and of course make sure its well connected.

if its old and gets hot, it might be broken.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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    Carpenocte Carpediem Mar 15, 2008

    data would be recoverable just if you can read the disc... so you have to insiste till windows or any os recognize it... make sure its well connected and boot windows five or six times... (you could also try this, thinking that you have a stuck problem on that hd... this is like funny and not much "academic orthodox methohd" but.. if after those booting it still not responding, disconnect the hd, grabb it with one hand from the sides and strike it not too hard against your other and, do it 3 or 4 times to see if the heads are stuck... FROM SIDES; not up and down and gently at first ok? it is better to do it more times than to do it hard... then connect it again and try. If you can see the disk on windows you can use EasyRecovery Pro to recover data and you can get a trial version from the net... http://easyrecovery-professional.softoni...



    GOOD LUCK, remember, that method is only LAST RESOURCE without spending money.

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