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Re: Hard drive crash
Possibly. It depends on the crash. If the drive won't spin at all, then there is one way, but it will have to be sent off and it's expensive. If the drive still seemingly works (spins and tries to read), then it has a bad sector and some of the info, that is not effected by the bad sector can be retrieved. You can do this yourself by purchasing an IDE to USB, or SATA to USB hard drive connection cable, depending on the type of hard drive that's in your machine. Sometimes you can find them at Bestbuy for around $15, make sure it's for laptop and not desktop. This cable allows you to hook any laptop IDE /SATA hard drive to your machine as an external and read it or use it for extra or backup storage.
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If the HDD has failed you can't retrieve the data off the failed drive. You can send the HDD into a data recovery company and they will read the disk in the drive and put the info on DVD and sent it to you, but that is the only way. The service is quite expensive. Just do a google search for failed hard drive data recovery.
If the operating system program was all that crashed, then yes, you may be able to recover data. If the hard drive itself failed totally, then your only possible option is to take it to a data recovery specialist. They can often recover data off these devices as they have special tools and software to do it. They are expensive, though, so unless the data you are looking to recover is very important to you, it;s probably not worth the cost.Now if the hard rive itself still runs, but just won't run Windows, you can remove the hard drive and connect to to another PC as an add-on drive and access the files that way.
What size hard drive is it? There is a know problem with Seagate 80GB sata 2.5 Mobile Hard Drives (example Apple Macbooks 2005-2006 had these drives), The drives were extremely faulty and several manufactures have extend their warranty's to 3 years for these faulty drives.
When you power-on the computer, does anything display, such as the amount of RAM, or "press DEL to enter BIOS setup"?
If not, then you have a hardware-problem with your computer;
the "good-news" is that the data on your hard-drive is OK.
If you connect the hard-drive to another computer, you can "rescue" your data-files.
what do you mean with "crashed" ?
if your harddrive is dead, you need to replace your hdd.
if your OS is crashed, try to go to safe mode and backup your data, and reload the OS.
if you have software to diagnostic your hdd and rams it would be good to diagnostic that. it might found what it cause your hdd crashed
Couldn't find the hard drive or the DVD drive? If it's the hard drive then the crash was due to a hard drive failure and the hard drive will have to be replaced. If it's the DVD drive, you will need to get a floppy for it and flash the bios in order for the machine to recognize the DVD drive again.