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Hard disk i have hard disk that is too old nd i want to recover my files.... i use USB to IDE cable to recover my files but my hard disk is not detected... i olridy try to change the jumper to slave,cable select,master, but no good... is der some1 can help me to recover my files in hard disk....even i try to boot up it in my desktop computer as slave nd cable select no good also...... tenkz in advance

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    thraser Jul 30, 2008

    tenk but my hard disk canot be detected olridy....is der oder way to fix it???

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First be sure the drive is a vaible drive.....meaning it should be in it;s originbal PC it came out of and able to boot up on the installed OS. If it can then you are in luck..... install the drive you want to copy to as a slave and use a program like DriveCopy or Norton Ghost to copy the entire drive.....or if you are just after select files, you can use the copy/paste method to the drive. By trying yo use the drive in a different PC it will not boot since it has the other PC's drivers on it =( If the drive will not detect in it's native machine then most likely the drive is lost (unless you pay to clean room recover the contents....spendy!) Let mem know if you need more help!

Jay

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  • Jay Cain Jul 30, 2008

    Drive recovery is a last resort and very expensive. BUT, if the inof you seek is vital it is about the only option. Prices start at around $400 usd and go high.... well over $1200 usd. If this is an option you wish to consider I can send you names of good companmies that provide the service

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