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Old 02-27-2006, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, I have a question here about a hard drive a friend asked me to look at.

It's a 300 gig (maxtor I believe, I dunno I don't wanna take the case apart again) drive, that was designed for being aportable one. It has the USB adapter case with it.

Anyway, I took it off the adapter, and then I hooked it into my computer. The problem is he was working one night, and he backed his wheel chair over the cable and it came crashing off his desk. He hasn't gotten it to work since then. Now when I try to access it it says that it isn't formatted, so I'm assuming it's fried. But I was wondering if there is any possible way to get into it and see if there are any files that can be salvaged, or if I have to deliver him the bad news. Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 02-27-2006, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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connect it back and run check disk with surface check to fix the bad clusters and it might recover some files
i had same problem where about 80 gigs of my data dissapeared
also theres a programm called HDD regeneraator that will fix (remagnetise) bad clusters i had a 2.5 HD with about 60% bad and it recovered most of it
but id say run several error checking programs on it overnightshould be able to recover
cuz it only took one check disk to recover my data and i had dropped it more than several times
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