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My hand drive has stoped working , some chips are getting very hot, data on the disc is my wife's and childrens life any way of getting the data off

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Your best bet is if the Data is very important goto a PC shop or Geek squad and have em do data recovery. Your best bet is a local PC shop. $50-$100 prolly

Posted on May 03, 2008

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Want to remove and destroy hard drive before throwing computr away - how do i find the drive?


Please follow the following for recycling your system.

1.) grab your windows disc and 1/2 run the install
2.) once at the screen were you can format your hard drive do so
3.) find local electronics drop off center or contact LIve-Tech

I personal and willing to work with you to destroy your data and properly have your system recycled.

Live-Tech will take hardware in refurbise what is good and donate it to families with children in need.Anything not usable will be sent to local disposal centers to be properly broken down and recycled

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Disc slot


If you are speaking of a 3.5 floppy, you won't find one on the newer systems. 3.5 Floppys are out of date and are rarely put into new sytems. If you have data that you would like to retrieve from some old floppy disks, you will need to go to a computer store ie: Bestbuy or CompUSA and get an external USB Floppy drive. Then you can save them to your hard drive and then burn them to a CD or DVD.

Hope this helps you.

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My worked but it stoped


u might have burned more discs ...ur drive have lost its writing capacity...i want to know , whether ur burner stopped only burning or not able to read the disc..if its not reading the disc, then its a problem in the lens...

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Computer died. Need to do data recovery of SATA hard disk.


Hey Edward,

Use a SATA external hard drive enclosure (listings for the device on ebay) to connect the disc to a USB port on your other machine and transfer any data off of it.

You can find these devices locally also but you can pick them up on ebay pretty cheap.

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Data Device (USB, disc drive, etc) locking up


You're missing important Windows files. To catch which ones download and run a program called Dial-a-fix. You'll need to keep your original Operating system disk at hand because if the missing files are found Windows will ask for this disk. Also, after that you can run SFC /scannow at the run prompt.

Good Luck

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Getting a error #1005 when using HP system recovery disk on new hard drive


Error 1005 is an error with the disc rather your disc is scratched or just smudged it needs to be cleared.

There are a few ways to go about this.

You can manually clear it with some disc cleaner spray and a soft cloth that won't leave lint on the disc.

You can also go to a professional disc cleaner. I have a movie rental store in town that has a disc cleaner which removes a very very thin layer off the disc to remove the scratches. (Don't worry the data on the disc will not be erased in this process.) Warning if you attempt a professional disc cleaner many times the disc will not be readable. Try to keep the disc in a safe place where it can not be damaged.

You can also call the manufacturers and have then send you a new recovery disc or send you one in the first place to perform a full system recovery (Factory Recovery)

Lastly you will also get this error if you are trying to make a recovery disc and did not user a (plus) DVD+R disc.

Now I am new to this error as well but I cleaned my disc manually and tried again after searching a solution and coming here. After cleaning my disc I have successfully recovered my computer to it's factory state.


Words of advice:
Get a good Virus-protection (I use Kaspersky virus protection it is updated daily and is a very good system)
Do a system defragment monthly you can set this up by using the scheduled task app in Windows
Complete a Desktop Clean up monthly
Make sure that you organize things in folders so you know where they are. The search feature in Windows in a powerful tool but can be lethal if you delete something needed by the system by accident.
Watch out for bad sites. Firefox will tell you if you are in a really bad site. Also Internet Explorer 8 is an awesome tool to.
Make sure you update, update, update your windows OS Computer.
Try to stay up-to-date on all new software for your virus protection


Guys let me reiterate on one thing watch out for bad sites if you haven't been there before and your not sure if you trust the site don't go. Myspace layout sites are the main source of where I obtain alot of the spyware and virus that infection my system.

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DVD+/- Gateway issue DVD won't burn DVDs but plays them


I had the same problem. I finally got a knowledgeable tech at Gateway who knew that a patch had to be downloaded. I'm sorry but I don't have the link anymore but you might be able to find it in there white papers now that you know that it exists

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just clean it the disk cleaner, if not work
remove the cd/dvd drive into your pc then i have knowlegde how to repair it just open the casing and replace the belt in the gear then wipe the lens with clean cotton.
if not work i suggest you to buy a new cd/dvd drive because the lens of that cannot read.

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