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Data Recovery from a Dead Hard Drive


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#1 marija_peg

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:07 AM

Hi all, can you please help me? My hard drive died. I had a Toshiba drive, SATA II, 4.5 years old.

Here's how it happened. Last week my laptop shut down twice when it was in hibernation. After that, while I was playing some music I heard the music getting stuck and then there was a loud tone, which used to happen let's say, several times a year. I did a forced shutdown and turned it on again, but there was an error, i got a bluescreen saying: unmountable boot volume (stop code: OxOOOOOOED), and then it restarted again. I've tried system repair, system restore, last good configuration, safe mode etc., nothing!

What could I do to recover my files? Thank you.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:18 AM

Easiest way would be to physically remove the hard drive and put it in another system as a secondary. You won't be able to boot from that drive, but if you boot the system up the files should be visible in Windows Explorer.

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

The drive is already physically removed, I'm getting a new one put in my laptop. How can I put my old one in another system as a secondary? Could I do it by myself and can it be done on a regular notebook? Thank you!



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

No. It's usually done with a desktop system. I've heard of it being done in notebooks with 2 hard drive bays, but I wouldn't advise it.






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