Tim Anthony2 years ago This is really a very helpful article. Authorentreri283 years ago from Joplin, MOAnn,Your computer will not start up completely. please.. I was able to get into a routine of a few hours in the freezer to about 30 minutes of usage until I got almost all of my 300gb of files navigate here
You then might decide to have a bit of a panic when you realise that you didn't back up your files.Shortly after sweating out a few pounds, you'll probably have a Authorentreri283 years ago from Joplin, MOkk,It could be either. You should plug your computer and other expensive electronics into a surge protector. I'm now on day two and the drive appears to be permanently fixed. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/254781-my-hard-drive-completely-shot-can-i-do-anything-fix.html
We’ve got to be louder than their lobbyists. Want more examples? Lemz Reply January 14, 2010 I have a Toshiba 500gb external hard drive and as of yesterday afternoon has been working nicely. I placed my hard drive next to frozen pizza and chicken nuggets and left it there for 4 hours.
Ross Reply June 5, 2010 Here's my issue. Other than reformatting a couple weeks ago and installing Windows 7, I have no idea what happened. if one fails you must replace it with a drive that matches specifications. How To Fix A Hard Drive That Won't Boot Currently dragging my irreplaceable iphoto library onto my desktop, while the drive is covered with icepaks.
Casey Reply November 10, 2009 Sorry about that, I misread your comment. So once you get the drive operational, get all the data off that you can before it fails again. hollyoaks777 View Public Profile Find More Posts by hollyoaks777 Is My Hard Drive completely shot or can I do anything to fix it? « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Similar For WEEKS it wouldn't mount.
My method worked for my friend, took under an hour and we got the data back, important or not. Hard Drive Repair Software I don't have a DVD with the OS. Once frozen over night, we took them out and transfered all the data and then ordered new hard drives. Related: Hard Drives OS X Troubleshooting You Might Like Shop Tech Products at Amazon Notice to our Readers We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback.
I only get a red light on the adapter, I hear the windows connection or recognition of the drive, but can't view any files. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/178613/Disk+Utility+can't+repair+my+drive+What+to+do+now I very much appreciate you taking the time to try to help me out of my pickle. How To Fix Hard Drive Failure Maybe Paul will be able to give us some insight. How To Fix A Dead Hard Drive In retrospect, a full drive might have been the better option, but the purchase only set me back $22 and ~14 days while my part took the slowboat from China.
I can understand why you would want to do a lowest common denominator article and keep things simple, but in doing so, you falsely answered the question that is the title http://servergeek.net/hard-drive/hard-drive-help-please.html When I was told to do this to my lap top hard drive; I was thinking "YEAH RIGHT"…this wont work; it'll mess up my lap top worse then it alredy was. It makes a lot of sense. What do you think? How To Repair Laptop Hard Disk
Thanks so much! This COULD be nothing, but I'm very paranoid after that last incident as I don't want to replace the hard drive every few months… could this be coincidence or should I Putting the drive inside a ziplog bag _before_ putting it in the freezer is equally pointless, because condensation will not form on a drive that is _hotter_ than the surrounding air. his comment is here I will keep the hard drive in the sealed package with cables connected and sealed with what we in South africa call press stick or tacky tape.
A downside of this method is that you get no feedback as to whether or not the repair succeeded. How To Fix Hard Drive Not Detected The only fix for this is a clean room to replace the heads first. It is a good idea to clean dust out of your computer at least once a year, more often if you have furry pets.
New mother board new hard drive new power supply.Install all this and again 2 weeks later bsod. This software effectively restore all deleted or lost data hard disk . Perhaps you've hit that wall. How To Repair Damaged Hard Disk I am sorry I could not come online for three days.
Reply Robert Zeller says: May 17, 2009 at 2:01 amI have a DellDell Studio XPS Core I7 (Quadcore at about… 2.7 or whatever it is) 12 Gigabytes DDR3 Ram 1 Terrabyte I live in the Newnan/Peachtree City area and have what I think is a stuck head on a WD Scorpio Blue laptop drive. Advertisement Fixing the Problem by Removing MemoryTo remove a RAM module you need to press the tiny levers on each end to release it. weblink Extracting data from hard drive in a dead computer isn't typically all that hard - unless it's the drive itself that caused the problem. //My computer has died on me.
All rights reserved. I took my myBook (the external hard drive) with the power and firewire cables plugged in to the hard drive but not the outlet or computer and wrapped it very very I wonder if freezing my external hard drive would work… Can anyone tell me what they think might be causing this since there is no clicking or beeping, no noise at Thank you in advance.
A blow to the drive would shake the heads loose from the platters and let the drive start up. William Libbrecht I must say I'm a bit surprised that no one has yet had the temerity to bring up the whole "preventative-preventive" usage argument. Reply jeetkml says: November 21, 2015 at 7:33 amI purchased my dell laptop inspiron 3542 1st jan 2015, but I got hard drive failure problem after 6 months and dell replace Casey Reply November 26, 2008 Hi Kilian, So did the freezer trick work for you?
For backup, you can either use in-built Mac software like Time Machine or 3rd party tools like Stellar Drive Clone, Carbon Copy Cloner, etc. 2.Attempt the last ditch repair: Do a However when I disabled my NVidia graphics card , the screen would freeze and turn white, does not mean something more sinister? In such cases, I might have agreed with you.The usefulness of jumping straight to the "incredible long shot" approach is further diluted by the nature of the data in question. Hours of fallout3, days of call of duty 4 and 5, and mods upon mods for half life 2 , doom 3 my list is endless. :[ Should i start reinstalling