Question about Smartdisk - Peripherals - HARD DRIVE, CROSSFIRE 160GB EXTERNAL (XG160F)
I have a IDE hard drive; recently the windows alert me that there are some bad sectors in your hard drive and you need to fix the problem.
I went and buy a new hard drive to replace and copy all information from the older to the newer.
Unfortunately after starting the PC I saw that the computer did not recognize my OLD storage.
I hear some noise for awhile after starting the computer from inside of hard and the noise stops.
Somebody offer me to recover my data by paying considerable money payment.
Has somebody encountered with similar problem?
Could you guide me how can I handle this problem probably using software solutions?
Here are some tips.
1. Repalce the old one with new, install operating system, then connect the old one as a slave. Most of the time the OS will recognize the slave drive and you can copy data. Unfortunately this method will not allow you to copy your installed programs, only data and other stuff and is more time consuming.
2. Here's the old man's trick. Take out the failed disk, wrap it nicely with a few layers of plastic, so that moisture or water will not go inside and place it in the freezer overnight. Google this for more info, as this trick has helped a lot of people to recover their data.
There are more you can do, but since the drive is not booting up, these are your two main options.
3. Another one is to get an external enclosure and put the old one inside that and connect to a working pc and copy the data, but this requires either you do the first option or have another PC AND the external enclosure.
And remember, you may have to do chkdsk or use some third party programs, if the disk is corrupted beyond a level.
I would recommend "spinrite", a free data recovery program.
Good Luck & let us know if you need more info.
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