Bad hard drive. Lost data?

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at
Fri Nov 3 18:10:35 MST 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 16:50 -0800, Gary Thornock wrote:
> You might have some luck running Spinrite.  I'd call it worth a try,
> anyway.  If that doesn't work, though, I've never dealt with any
> local data recovery services, and the one I do know about that's
> not local is very expensive.
I've had some good success with SpinRite in the past.  It recovered the
data long enough to retrieve it & put it on removable media, but the
drive itself was long-term toasted.

If you can get it to spin up enough for SpinRite to look, it might work.

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Christer Edwards
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