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Help My Harddisk Of The Pc Is Damaged!  
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Hello all,

my harddisk of my computer is damaged, do not know the reason, some days ago I heard some noises (klack, klack) and the computer was down...

I know there are some companies that offers a repair service or at least to save the data from the harddisk, anybody knows here how much it can be cost to save the data?

thank you
regards
Avianca


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User currently offlineGladave From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

i had that a while ago,
what i did was install another HD in the machine set it up as a master and the old as a slave.

this meant that there was not 'hard reading/writing' to the disc on boot.

this allowed me to trasfer all the data i needed (bout 100GB stuff) and then replace the damaged disc.



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

The Clack clack clack means that the arm is probably touching the surface of the spinning disks, this is a surefire sign of a failed (or impeding failure) hard disk.

If the above procedure does not work there are companies providing data recovery services but beware, the bill shall (...) prolly be huge.

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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
some days ago I heard some noises (klack, klack) and the computer was down...

The death knock of a HD is never good, there are companies around that can recover data for you, but at a guess it would probably be quite expensive. I tried a google search and it brought up quite a few results. Just out of interest, did u back up your system before this happened (I don't mean to sound patronising)?

Rgds.


User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Buy a new one and copy everything to that. Fixing a broken HD is extermely expensive.

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

The hard drive crapped out on my computer last year a few weeks after the 3 year extended warranty ran out.  tombstone  It didn't die a noisy death, but rather a quiet one, mainly increasing boot up problems.  banghead 
While I lost some stuff, it wasn't a massive amount nor was it that important. A HD crash does teach you one thing BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP !!!! CD backups are cheap and you can put documents onto e-mails using your storage space. A second HD for backup/storage is cheap (less than $100) and a good idea. I might consider doing that, using the HD from my old computer, and making it easier to transfer my old one to another person.
I went out and got a new and larger replacement HD, but the worst part was getting the software working again, 3 years of updates and even then, it was never like the original set up. I continued to use the computer until a week ago when I got a new computer.


User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I just bought a 200Gb external (USB) disk for all my pictures for €160. The important/better pictures I'll keep on the internal disk aswell, so a crash won't leave me with nothing. Unless they crash both at the same time, which I consider highly unlikely. I'm too lazy to burn CD's these days. It's slow and the CD's start to take up a lot of space. I'd rather buy another 200Gb (equals +/- 250CD's? And how much do they cost?) disk and double everything. Disks are dirt cheap these days.
Eduard

[Edited 2005-05-27 14:29:46]

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

thank you all for the posts...

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 3):
there are companies around that can recover data for you, but at a guess it would probably be quite expensive

anybody know how many is the cost for that?

thank you

regards
Avianca



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
I know there are some companies that offers a repair service or at least to save the data from the harddisk, anybody knows here how much it can be cost to save the data?

Avianca, data recovery is done professiobally. In the UK, I once had to pay GBP 40, which was very decent.. in Germany, prices should be similar.. do ask for a couple of tenders, as prices differ, and don't worry.. very often very old data, which had been erased long time ago, can even be recovered


User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1619 times:

sounds like you have an arm hitting a platter my man.. slowly scratching off all that data  Smile

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