First, since I live in North London, England, any suggestions from those of you across the pond might not be of much help.
Now to my problem: I have a failed hard drive (MAXTOR) 60Gb which was replaced under the manufacturer's warranty, but have tried a couple of companies for data recovery. One replaced the "actuator" (is that the right word?) but then said they still couldn't recover any data. Another said that any work would cost a minimum of £400+ but couldn't even then make any promises.
Now, I'm not a business and haven't got that sort of money to spend. My problem is that I've got a lot of music written in MusicWorks which I have transcribed from very old handwritten manuscript, which is no longer available, which I give to my local religious community WITHOUT CHARGE, along with other letters and documents using Word and Wordperfect.
Since the hard drive was only a few months old, I didn't think I would need to back them up - hindsight is a wonderful thing.
I've looked on the internet at those companies advertising but can't find anyone in the UK who can offer a solution to my problem without asking for a lot of money.
Can anyone offer any suggestions as to where I can find someone at reasonable cost please?
My email address is: mfreedman"at"blueyonder.co.uk
edit: I changed your email address to prevent web crawlers from using it to send you spam, etc. A precaution we employ here. I haven't got an answer other than this:
I sure hope someone can come to your assistance, as the cause seems admirable.
In a period of time, perhaps research will prove that there is an answer, also. Joe
Edited by phawgg, 02 March 2005 - 04:24 PM.