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Roadhog
10-30-05, 08:09 PM
yah, well last night at the LAN party, I was copying some "stuff" to my HD... It was all going fine till the BSOD decided to pop up... So I thought, maybe it was just a random BSOD. So I reboot, and it doesn't detect an OS. So then im like wtf? I take the HD out, seems fine, put it back in same thing. Finally I hear it click/seek 3 or 4 times, and then i'm like wtf? So at this point i'm holding the HD in my hand, and I rattle it a bit, and hear it click like its seeking or something, but only does it when I tilt it slightly.

But yah, this sucks major nuts... It was a 250GB WD packed full, and now its all gone. :(:(:(

Dudes__Geof_
10-30-05, 08:11 PM
that sucks, get some new hd's now, you have an excuse

CaptNKILL
10-30-05, 08:12 PM
Probably wasnt a good idea to shake it when it was reading... your best bet might be to put it in the freezer for a while. It doesnt always work, but it can let it work for a little while... maybe long enough to get some data off of it.

Roadhog
10-30-05, 08:14 PM
I tried the freezer thing. No luck.. By shake, I mean like tilt back and forth. Thou it wasnt doing anything when I was doing that. All it does is spin up and sit there.

Roadhog
10-30-05, 08:29 PM
soooooooo, anyone on here do data recovery? :D I just had a crazy idea, of putting the platters in another hd.

einstein_314
10-30-05, 10:50 PM
Lol, I doubt that would work. A single piece of dust on the platter will damage it. (the head that reads the data sits less than a fingerprint's thickness off the platter). There are places you can send it away to to get data recovered if it is really important. But it will cost you an arm and a leg, and maybe your spleen too. But if you're willing to dismantle 2 hard drives to get the data off that one, go for it. Let us know how it works out.

CaptNKILL
10-30-05, 10:59 PM
Heh, dont even bother... without a clean room and some really good tools theres no way youll be able to do that. I guess you can try but it wont work.

Hard-Drive manufacturers should provide free data recovery for dead drives... I know that isnt even remotely realistic, but some day hopefully there is some technology that makes it possible for companies to do it cheaply.

netviper13
10-30-05, 11:14 PM
Heh, dont even bother... without a clean room and some really good tools theres no way youll be able to do that. I guess you can try but it wont work.

Hard-Drive manufacturers should provide free data recovery for dead drives... I know that isnt even remotely realistic, but some day hopefully there is some technology that makes it possible for companies to do it cheaply.

By the time that would be technologically/financially realistic, we'll be on pure solid state drives.

CaptNKILL
10-30-05, 11:26 PM
By the time that would be technologically/financially realistic, we'll be on pure solid state drives.
Heh, I know, and I cant wait.

Lets just hope they have some really good tech for manufacturing the chips that they use... I have seen plenty of "iffy" ram, and I deffinitely wouldnt want my data stored in that.

Ringthane
10-31-05, 08:42 AM
yah, well last night at the LAN party, I was copying some "stuff" to my HD... It was all going fine till the BSOD decided to pop up... So I thought, maybe it was just a random BSOD. So I reboot, and it doesn't detect an OS. So then im like wtf? I take the HD out, seems fine, put it back in same thing. Finally I hear it click/seek 3 or 4 times, and then i'm like wtf? So at this point i'm holding the HD in my hand, and I rattle it a bit, and hear it click like its seeking or something, but only does it when I tilt it slightly.

But yah, this sucks major nuts... It was a 250GB WD packed full, and now its all gone. :(:(:(

Try the manufacturer's drive diagnostic software on it. It may repair it to the point that you can get at least some of the data off it. It's worth a try, at any rate.

Roadhog
11-01-05, 05:25 PM
hmmm, it detects it in the bios, but not windows.. what does that mean?

Roadhog
11-01-05, 07:45 PM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I decided to try the HD again... So I put it in, and nothing.. Then I hit it REALLY hard a few times and omg... I heard it seek and now it seems to be working!

TierMann
11-01-05, 07:52 PM
Heh. That's what I usualy do as a last resort for dead drives. I just beat the crap out of them and hook them back up. Worth a shot and you can atleast get some data off them and on to your new drive if it works.

Gnu_Raiz
11-02-05, 12:19 PM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I decided to try the HD again... So I put it in, and nothing.. Then I hit it REALLY hard a few times and omg... I heard it seek and now it seems to be working!

Got backup, if not hurry and make a backup before that badboy bites the dust. I would hate it if you lost all that porn, or iso files. Just joking, what I don't understand is why do people not backup their vital information?

Vital information is stuff that you do not want to loose, in my case I backup all vital information all the time. Everything on this one machine is not backed up, since it only has games, and probably needs a reinstall anyway.

But seriously ghost, true image are not that expensive or even a raid setup might be worth it if you really have that much stuff that is important.

Gnu_Raiz