hosed hard drive help
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Thu Jul 30 22:03:38 MDT 2009
On 30 Jul 2009, at 17:19, Garth Hill wrote:
> Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>> Need input. Define "frizzled".
> To be honest I'm not totally sure the extent of the damage. She
> told me
> she took it to Best Buy and when they put it in their computer to
> try to
> just copy the data it "froze" their computer as well. That's when
> gave her the $1600 figure. I think they also suggested some software
> options. I don't know her level of tech knowledge or anything. I
> got the call bc I was a friend of a friend who "does computer stuff"
> (I'm a programmer..).
> I think the input I got so far is about what I expected and I think
> it'll be the best advice we can give her.
> Basically, I would suggest this:
> 1. try spinrite, testdisk/photorec first
> 2. try freezing it
> 3. pay the big bucks
Here is another vote for testdisk. It has saved my bacon several times.
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