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Bad harddrive

Posted on 2006-07-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
what can i do to repair my bad harddrive, so i can ghost it to a new harddrive?
I'm running windows 2000
Question by:lsbrown1
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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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nobus earned 133 total points
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you can try hdd regenerator , which claims to repair bad sectors :

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alexlutor earned 133 total points
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Just in the event that money is not an issue or your data is way too important:

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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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