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Corrupt Internal Hard Drive - File Recovery Help

About a week ago I went to turn off my computer and it acted like it was restarting. So I watched it... it got to the boot screen, then blue-screened and went to a disk-check. The disk-check fails at around 15% every time, and the process starts over.

Trying to load in safe mode freezes the computer and I must force the computer off.

It has a screen where it tells me the drive is functioning (or working, not sure) but bad.

Can I get to my files without spending a lot of money I don't have, or am I screwed on retrieving my files?

Also, can I repair the drive myself, or should I just replace it?

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  • growlye Sep 17, 2008

    i cannot format my harddisk...


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Before buying recovery software try connecting your drive to another computer to see if you can access the drive. If you can access it but are unable to read the contents then you can try easy recovery pro.

good luch

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This is one of the best recovery programs out there for the price.

Once you recover, I would recommend against reusing the drive.

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