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Extracting Data From A Crashed Drive

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#1 nelmom


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 04:56 PM

Hi. The other day, the lights flickered, my computer tried to restart and would not. I got the error message
"missing kr corrupt:
I enstalled a new disk drive. I was wondering if you know of any way to extract files off of the "crashed" disk. I plugged it in and it recognizes that a storage device is connected as new hardware, but it does not show up on my computer and I cannot access it. If you know of a way to get information off of this drive, please let me know.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:57 PM

The first thing to know is that the more that you access the drive, the more chance there is for data to be destroyed. If the data is critical, then I'd suggest taking it to a data recovery service immediately.

If it's not quite that critical (several hundred to several thousand dollars), then I'd suggest the trial of GetDataBack from http://www.runtime.org. It'll tell you if there's data that can be recovered from the drive (you'll have to pay to get the program to recover it).
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:19 AM

Well Nelmon one option. Put the drive in a ziploc bag and put it in the freezer for about half an hour. The drive will contract and may make it able to read data. Then just copy the data off the drive onto CD-RW as fast as you can before it heats up. It usually last for about half and hour and then the freezing method won't work again. It has been proven to work 50% of the time. Good luck.

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