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hard drive cant be read

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#1 shashman


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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:07 AM

The laptop is a toshiba satellite a135-s4427. A few days ago I dont know what happened, but the laptop would not boot up, it kept cycling to the options screen and back to restarting the laptop. I thought the OS had gone bad, so I took out the drive, hooked it up to a sata-usb adapter and plugged it to another computer to get the data off the drive.

When I plug the USB into the other computer, I hear the familiar sound of New device found, and when I display devices, it shows me the drive as a sata to usb drive, but thats it. It doesnt appear in the explore window and in device manger it appears as a device with an exclamation.

So , is there any way I can get the data off this hard drive?

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#2 caperjac


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Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:19 PM

hi,if its dead,unreadable ,it would be a costly adventure to get data recovered,so unless your data is worth thousands of dollars it maybe lost for ever

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 06:03 PM

You might try one or more data-recovery programs (I've listed just a few that I have either used or seen others recommend on the forums). I have GetDataBack, it's not free but I believe it's worth purchasing (as many things are).

GetDataBack - Data Recovery Software - http://runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

Recovery Software, Partition Table Doctor - http://www.ptdd.com/

Recovery Software, Recover My Files - http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva


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