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Re: [vox-tech] hard drive recovery
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Re: [vox-tech] hard drive recovery



Well the question is whether you can even position the drive 
head.  Very likely the platter is fine, but you may not be
able to access it without opening things up and fixing or
replacing the arm.

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

On Monday 29 July 2002 01:28 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> rod,
>
> even if there's a hard carsh on, say, partition 2, would that obviate
> the possibility of recovery from all other partitions as well?
>
> pete
>
> begin Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
>
> > I expect that if the drive sounds like that, you won't be
> > able to read it at all -- in which case a data recovery
> > service is probably the only option.
> >
> > I think I'll go do some backups now....
> >
> > -- Rod
> >    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> >
> > On Monday 29 July 2002 01:04 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > hola,
> > >
> > > a friend (who only uses windows) had a laptop hard drive fail.  it
> > > gives the "click click of death" that you hear when a drive fails.
> > >
> > > he asked about the possibility of recovering some unbacked up data.
> > >
> > > would i be able to hook his laptop computer up to a linux box and use
> > > dd to read in raw partion data?  i'm thinking something along the lines
> > > of:
> > >
> > > dd if=/dev/hdd1 of=./firstpartition
> > > dd if=/dev/hdd2 of=./secondpartition
> > >
> > > that would be my knee-jerk response.  i've done some web searching, but
> > > need to do more.  i know the dd works at a filesystem level.  is there
> > > a lower level tool that would allow me to read up to where the hard
> > > crash occured and perhaps after this point?
> > >
> > > has anyone "been here" before?  what did you do?
> > >
> > > do laptop IDE drives have the same interface that desktop IDE drives
> > > have?
> > >
> > > pete

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