hosed hard drive help

Jonathan Duncan 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  
> they
> 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  
> just
> 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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