View Full Version : HDD CRASH!! How to recover data??
10-22-2002, 10:28 PM
I F***ING HATE MY HDD!!!!
Strange noises started yesterday and me, dumbass, was
to stupid and lazy to plug my old hdd in and save anything
Today I start my PC and all I get is a scratching noise from my hdd
and I CANT GET HER TO WORK AGAIN!!!
I've installed my old 40GB HDD and now I'm trying (for several hours now) to recover my 3D data from the old IBM hdd!
I NEED those graphics for my beginning studies, they were the examples I wanted to show the folks there... :surprised
I'm SO stuck right now: All i get is this scratching noise, under
windows the partitions show up, but windows tells me they are not formatted.
A DOS check utility showed that my hdd looks like swedish cheese...
Please... if someone just has the slightest idea what I could do: PLZ TELL ME!
I dont have the money for any recovery firms - they told me that they want
something like ~xxxx Euro...
PS: Sorry for posting here, but I'm down with my nerves right now and dont know which way to look first :cry: :cry:
10-22-2002, 10:56 PM
Can usually recover data from even formated and repartioned drives. Life saving tool. (Use file restorer pro) Has a demo which shows you the data it can recover, but won't recover it unless you pay :).
If the drive is damaged and still readable (partially) by the os....
Spinrite can sometimes recover data from bad sectors by moving it to good.
If neither of those work...then your hosed.
10-22-2002, 11:54 PM
good luck fixing it
10-23-2002, 12:23 AM
Thx for your kind response
The folks @ CGTalk were / are and will be the best!
Got Spinrite this minute (dont ask from where... but in this situation i give a shit on this...) and gonna try to recover as much as i can.
Wish me luck - I'll need it!:surprised
10-23-2002, 09:17 AM
You'll need to run a Level 7 with spinrite to get a chance to recover data off bad sectors. This can and will take DAYS of time.
10-23-2002, 10:34 AM
but if the reading arms are dead.. be careful.. if they are scratching the platters...
but there are a lot of platters.. and a few more arms.. so the chances of hitting that single spot on the hard drives and losing your critical data isn't too likely.. but unfortunately it will cause the drive to stop working...
in this case... drive savers charges.. i think around $800 and they will disassemble your hard drive.. and re-assemble it in their static labs.. long enough to get the info off of it..
good luck :(
10-23-2002, 01:49 PM
Mornin' everybody...What a night...
Ok... Spinrite didn't do it - it didnt even recognize my
partitions (just said they where offline and that's it), like
windows did (there but cannot work with them)
Maybe someone has an idea?
Tried it with EasyRecovery from Ontrack (phoned with them
yesterday - they told me they wanted at least a 4 digit EUROs... xxxx... dont have that much money) and the program found
some of my stuff and can sort it out, i think.
Gonna test it again, cause while i wanted to save my data (after
a night of running the pc) the damn prog crashed... now I have to do that again...:annoyed:
10-23-2002, 05:30 PM
OK... its over... nothing important could be saved
and so all my stuff is gone... hours of work... damn.... :cry:
After all - thx to you all....:surprised
10-23-2002, 10:56 PM
the SAME exact thing just happened to my roommate, same scratching noises and everything. he talked to dell forever and got an estimate on his hd, breaking the warranty with dell by having it opened up, and found out that it would cost like $3000 to get his stuff back, the last 3 years of his work, including school work and portfolio stuff. reading this post scared me, thinkin that he could of gotten it back and didnt(he already sent the hd back). what amazes me is that dell charged him 375 dollars for the replacement 75 gig hd, if he hadnt sent them the dead one. anyway, yea that sucks man.
10-24-2002, 12:46 AM
I just want to say:
STAY AWAY FROM IBM HDD's!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've heard today that several other friends of mine
got the exact same prob with the scratching and all their stuff
went to hell too (if they where not lucky enough to have a spare
hdd or any cd writer)
Tomorrow I'm bringing this thing to the shop where I bought
it and I SWEAR: I wont wait 4 weeks for another of those devilish IBM thingies - I tell the lady: "Get me anything - but NOT IMB"
What would you take if you could choose? I hope they have Western Digital or Seagate...
Remember once again:
IBM IS EVIL! EEEEEEEEEEVIL I TELL YA!!!! :mad: :mad:
So.... the prices of those recovery firms in the US are simmiliar to those in Europe...damn... that sucks .....:annoyed:
10-24-2002, 12:53 AM
If its an IBM 75GXP and it failed, your entitled to compensation via the class action lawsuit against IBM....
Here's the url to the class action lawsuit.
10-24-2002, 01:10 AM
Nope.. thats not my hdd - mine was a 60GB version,
but it's good to here that people stand up for there rights
if somethings wrong! :thumbsup:
FORTH AGAINST IBM! :beer:
10-24-2002, 01:36 AM
sorry to hear about your loss. i've had problems with ibm drives the last couple of years too. didn't get any as bad as yours though.
anyhow, seagate drives have been one of the best that i've used. their barracuda 4 and soon to be released barracuda 5 line are very good drives. the spin fast (7200 rpm) and run almost silent via their softsonic motor that uses a fluid dynamic bearing.
if you want a faster drive, you can get the western digital special edition drive. it comes with an 8mb buffer vs. 2mb for all other drives.
10-24-2002, 05:24 AM
well indeedy dooda my roomy had that drive, what kinda compensation we talkin here, so i can make him jump up and down when i tell him?
10-24-2002, 07:36 AM
Send your roomate to the website. He can add himself to the list of names and contact the lawyers involved for more information...
As to the previous question this is for the 75GXP SERIES of drives. 75GXP isn't the designation for 75 gigs, its just the series designation. If your drive is a Series 75GXP (Any size) your entitled to compensation.
01-13-2006, 08:00 PM
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