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Posted: 10/8/2007 2:07:12 AM EST
My oldest daugher's laptop HD died. The bios does not see the drive and when you take the drive out and try to run as an external USB, it is not recognized.

Anyone have recovery software? Or have any ideas? She is sending the laptop to me. It has all of her teaching portfolio for graduating from college in December. Needless to say she is upset.

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 3:41:45 AM EST
I suggest Easy Recovery Pro. You should be able to find it if you look. It is a 30ish mb download.

ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:33:19 AM EST
I use R-Studio here at work.

You can also try Cherry Systems as an outside vendor if you can't pull the files yourself.

Good luck!

Link Posted: 10/8/2007 4:47:47 AM EST
On-Track software is good.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:38:11 AM EST
It depends on the failure. If it's bearings you may be able to get one last spin out of it using the freezer trick. If it's heads or some other electronics you're pretty much screwed.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:33:39 PM EST
the ? u need to ask is how valuable is the data to you? from the symptoms its a hardware failure, recovery will costs between $2000-2500. I backup religiously now, both ghost imaging and external backups.
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