Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site September 21, 2014, 03:11:58 PM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Read the Practical Guide to DonationCoder.com Forum Search Features
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: Prev 1 [2]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: hard drive resurrection [I'm desperate!]  (Read 13377 times)
Baseman
Charter Member
***
Posts: 98


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2006, 05:05:26 AM »

Check the jumpers on hard drive(If any)...Try Scandisk, that should give you some indication on the condition of the drive...If you have Scandisk on CD, boot up from CD if you have Stiffy boot up from removable or Stiffy...
« Last Edit: April 23, 2006, 05:09:09 AM by Baseman » Logged

GetBackData...Security Awareness...Beta Tester
f0dder
Charter Honorary Member
***
Posts: 8,774



[Well, THAT escalated quickly!]

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2006, 06:14:34 AM »

Baseman, scandisk won't help much if the drive isn't even visible in BIOS  undecided
Logged

- carpe noctem
Hirudin
Charter Member
***
Posts: 542


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2006, 07:45:46 AM »

Check the jumpers on hard drive(If any)...
So I tried everything ... switching from cable select to master/slave configuration...

It might be worthwhile to buy an external HDD adapter. That way you could plug the drive in after windows boots. As long as windows recognizes something is plugged in you should be able to do data recovery on it.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2006, 07:47:31 AM by Hirudin » Logged
wr975
Charter Member
***
Posts: 369



View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2006, 03:22:04 PM »

FWIW: A friend of mine is using FileScavenger to get data back from corrupted hard disks (even ones Windows is not recognizing anymore).
Logged
patteo
Charter Member
***
Posts: 436


View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2006, 12:35:36 AM »

Not sure if this article would be of any help :

"Get IT Done: 200 ways to revive a hard drive"
http://techrepublic.com.c.../5100-6255-5029761-1.html
Logged
mouser
First Author
Administrator
*****
Posts: 33,372



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2006, 03:46:05 AM »

i had a hard drive die on me today and the freezer trick worked!  I couldn't believe it but it did.
Logged
sri
Honorary Member
**
Posts: 673


see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2006, 04:19:59 AM »

In the future ensure you have backups.

1) http://www.acronis.com.sg...uting/products/trueimage/

2) http://www.carbonite.com/
Logged

f0dder
Charter Honorary Member
***
Posts: 8,774



[Well, THAT escalated quickly!]

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2006, 04:26:14 AM »

Acronis isn't too great for file-based backups... but it's great for imaging. Genie Backup seems to be the best I've found for files.
Logged

- carpe noctem
Carol Haynes
Waffles for England (patent pending)
Global Moderator
*****
Posts: 7,955



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2006, 04:31:11 AM »

Don't forget Iomega Automatic Backup Pro which you can download for free.

Direct download link here

It does imaging and file backups and has an ISO recovery disc image.

File backup is quite good and can run in th background. It includes file versioning too !

There is a Flash video tutorial at http://download.iomega.co...port/tutorials/index.html
« Last Edit: September 22, 2006, 04:49:07 AM by Carol Haynes » Logged

kimmchii
Honorary Member
**
Posts: 360


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2006, 04:56:08 AM »

So here's an update on my problem, I hope someone can help me with it:

I got an identical IBM 80GB hard drive from ebay (however, different P/N and different MLC, but everything else is the same).  I switched the circuit boards and I plugged my old dead hard drive back in the machine.  It spins now!  However, the BIOS can't detect the drive.  So I tried everything, different IDE cables, switching from cable select to master/slave configuration, but the BIOS can't detect the drive.

could be the different firmware, see this:
My Dead Hard Drive story
Logged

If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
~Robert Anthony
tinjaw
Supporting Member
**
Posts: 1,926



I'm so glad breakbeat techno isn't an illegal drug

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2007, 09:47:49 AM »

I just wanted to post that a friend of mine did a quick format of a hard drive and then found out he needed to recover all of the documents that were on that drive. He tried a few programs and ended up purchasing "Recover My Files". He was able to successfully recover almost all of the lost files.
Logged

 
KenR
Super
Blogger
***
Posts: 825


View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2007, 12:24:43 PM »

I just wanted to post that a friend of mine did a quick format of a hard drive and then found out he needed to recover all of the documents that were on that drive. He tried a few programs and ended up purchasing "Recover My Files". He was able to successfully recover almost all of the lost files.

Thanks for that post Tinny. That's good information. I decided on that program a while ago too and it has served me well also.
Logged

Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546
Darwin
Charter Member
***
Posts: 6,979



see users location on a map View Profile Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2007, 03:03:41 PM »

Yup, add me to the list of RecoverMyfiles admirers. This has saved my bacon a number of times, and does a nice job of recovering photos from digital media in addition to the harddrive. It's not so good for CD's and DVD's, though, I rely on isobuster and CDRoller for those...
Logged

"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
wreckedcarzz
Charter Member
***
Posts: 1,620



Happy wolfie ^_^

see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2007, 06:51:10 PM »

OK, my semi-profesional (or not tongue) opinion...

If I am reading this right (I am somewhat in a hurry, I will re-read later to make sure I don't sound like an idiot Grin)
Your initial 80GB drive, although risky, MAY be recoverable via freezing it about 24-36 hours, then taking it out and quickly trying to get as much data off as possible. As soon as the drive warms up, it will die (for good), so get it FAST.

As far as switching circut boards, make sure the drives are 100% exactly the same, and try it again. Trying it in another computer may help also, make sure its the slave though (so you can boot & recover).

Just try to freeeze it, it HAS worked for people; either that, or try DriveSavers (the bill ranges from $200 for a failed recovery to, for 80 GB i think like $2000 max for a 100% full recovery, depending on the type of service (ex economy is the cheapest)).

Hope I was some help! smiley
Logged

New website! With a fancy domain name and everything! *gasp*
http://www.wreckedcarzz.com/
Pages: Prev 1 [2]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.055s | Server load: 0.07 ]