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Posted on 2006-07-23
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what can i do to repair my bad harddrive, so i can ghost it to a new harddrive?
I'm running windows 2000
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Depends on what is wrong with it.

Making a grinding noise?
Probably not much. Though putting it in a ziplock bag and putting it in the freezer over night, then quickly hooking it back up, sometimes will let you get your stuff off.

Not seen by the BIOS?
You could try swapping the logic board with an EXACT SAME harddrive.

Something else?
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you can try hdd regenerator , which claims to repair bad sectors :
http://www.dposoft.net/
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Just in the event that money is not an issue or your data is way too important:

http://www.salvagedata.com/clickIP&network_IDtracker/GPromo/?gclid=CMX-lOGwwYYCFQ4jIgod8mT-PQ
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3-way split
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Where's your dignity? lol
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Thank you much.    : )
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