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Laptop fell now have error saying hard drive damaged, how do i fix this please, regards Mags

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  • magswhitty May 14, 2010

    will it be possible to retrieve my data from damaged hard drive?,thank you for youre reply



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Dropping a laptop has most likely damaged the hard drive, especially if the laptop was running at that time.
The hard disk needs to be replaced and Windows installed on the new hard disk, plus the laptop's device drivers and your programs.
If you cannot replace the hard drive and Install Windows yourself, then you need to ask a computer savy friend to help you or you need to take the laptop to your friendly computer shop for repairs.

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    Chris Hingee May 15, 2010

    Retrieving data from damaged hard disk is possible. There are companies that can remove the disk platters from the damaged hard drive and with special equipment may be able to recover your data, but it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services. The reason for this high cost, they dismantle and remove the platters in the hard drive in a clean room environment and set up the platters up in jig/drive to retrieve/copy the data.

    First thing I would try is to remove the damaged hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and then plug this adapter into a working computer's USB port. If this computer sees this hard drive as an external hard drive and you can open the various folders and files, then I would backup your data.

    If the hard drive is not detected then the hard drive is dead and data cannot be retrieved with this method.



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