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    Kevin Flannagan May 11, 2010

    What kind of hard drive? And what are you meaning by repairing it? What is it doing that makes you think it needs to be repaired?

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Dont go with repairing hard drive because if it gets repaired also you can not depen on it ,because it may crash at any time and data is always important.so go with replacing the hard drive
if you want to recover something from your hard drive go with recovery software............
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