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CLICKING AND I/O ERROR

My Hitachi HDD started doing a clicking noise and I couldn't have anymore access to my hdd. I tried with an external usb case connected to my desktop pc, but when I tried to open this drive a I/O error message appear, and the folders windows with the sand clock processing.

I consulted a couple of datarecovery companies and they suggest their most invasive service (and expensive), that is remove the disk and install it in other hdd mechanism to retrive the data.

I'll really appreciate any suggestion or clue of what I can do by my self.

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  • ivan223 Aug 11, 2008

    Hi i would like to add the exact message: "The specified I/O operation in \Device\Harddisk1\DR18 was not completed before the time-out period expired".



    Thank you for your input, I am evaluating a reliable datarecovery company.



    ;)



    IVAN

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    same problem with same harddisk... what do you do after that???

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I suggest to go ahead with data recovery company bcz there is lots of possibility to loss the data if you try on your own..plz dont take any risk on this...

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