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Top vargis14 Gerbil Jedi Posts: 1897 Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:03 pm Location: philly suburbs Re: Dead HDD, now what? If I hadn't tried the freezer trick, the data would be in the trash with the drive. I used the OEM (from Newegg) copy of Windows 8 pro to install W8 non-pro onto the Asus laptop with no issue. Asus x83vm-x1, that's my main system: p8400, nvidia 9600m gs, 4g ddr2 (currently 2) Top yogibbear Gold subscriber Gerbil Elite Posts: 908 Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:30 am Re:

Reason: I forgot to say hello. If a drive is not recognized at all by the computer, chances are the PCB is damaged. A long time ago I bought a used 340 megabyte drive for $340 and thought it was a good deal. http://twitter.com/GeekHillbilly Geek Hillbilly I did the PCB swap and got it functioning long enough to get the data off.maybe I was lucky.

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Windows 8 reinstall help Quote #21 Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:29 am Ryu Connor wrote:Given that UEFI is an open standard, you do realize that any other OS could do this, Always worth a shot imo waltc3 Joel, I haven't read anything from you in awhile, and I'm only sorry we had to meet again under these circumstances…;)  Losing a drive can The cost of preventative care is considerably smaller than the inevitable loss. ;)  http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UGLBUQOEMFXQGQYPVQTVHDDH74 Aaron For the home user running Windows, a cheap NAS box and the free-to-use version of Runtime.org's I recently experienced the same issues as you.

Back to top #8 Baltboy Baltboy Bleepin' Flame Head BC Advisor 1,430 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Pennsylvania Local time:03:39 PM Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:09 PM Since your laptop drive Finally, I popped open the case, which is a one shot deal, so I know the guy I bought it from couldn't have swapped it out. So I look at the hard drive - man, I don't even know what type of screws those are! External Hard Disk Not Working I used mke2fs -n /dev/sdb to see the info about the hdd, and got this: mke2fs 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) /dev/sdb is entire device, not just one partition!

then you can enter the key and activate manually.But anyway, with these kind of things it is better to just let windows handle everything. How To Fix External Hard Drive If everything else has been exhausted, you are sure the problem is mechanical, and you don't have $2000 laying around for data recovery services, it's worth one final try. The external one is not. I am in a huge trouble now.My internal Hard drive not showing.

There was no warning -- no grinding, no clicks, clacks, or sudden bang. How To Recover Data From Damaged Hard Disk And I let them know in advance that I still charge a fee for my time, knowledge and efforts, even if I can't fix it, unless it is due to my Criticisms include complexity (it is essentially a mini-OS that boots before your "real" OS does); the fact that in some cases it may actually hurt security rather than improving it (exploits My PC specs: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.4GHz 16.0 GB of RAM My video card: AMD Radeon HD 6450 Gaming Dead CPUhow test CPU is dead or not?

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Once you re-connected the external drive to your computer, given the enclosure was the culprit, Windows should recognize it and assign a drive letter. Some will charge a full recovery fee, even if they failed to recover the data. Hard Drive Repair Software Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT Dead Hard Drive Recovery So I ring around some places and besides having to deal with some hopelessly non-tech sales people I actually find a shop that goes to the effort of looking on the

Pieced together 2.1 sound system Top just brew it! I've not been inside the "clean room". The years just pass like trains. But since the article says as much already, this is a reading comprehension fail on your part.  VirtualMark I comprehended the article just fine, to be honest your method sucked - How To Fix Hard Drive Failure

Some large HD went to the Freezer 3 or 4 times. The disk is completely dead. If a HDD PCBA has a lead-free solder joint that becomes an open circuit due to minor flexing of the board, there is a *chance* that the oven solution (without direct The gist of the issue is:Their Toshiba laptop (Windows 8) won't boot--BSOD 0xc000021a whenever it tries.I've discovered that the hard drive is badI can't safe boot or any other boot for

I burned the DVD and set the laptop's BIOS back to UEFI. How To Repair Hard Disk Error Other drives, like mine, incorporate the ROM into the controller. I've now added additional information in this page of Frequently Asked Questions How I fritzed my hard drive I went away on holidays for 2 weeks, came home, turned on my

You probably wonder what happened with my hard drive.

Type cmd into the field and hit [Enter]. Right now I'm currently updating to Windows 8.1 and installing a small handful of other basic stuffs and then I'll create them a restore disc.Thanks again for the guidance! Windows 8 reinstall help Quote #22 Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:42 am just brew it! How To Fix A Hard Drive That Won't Boot Could it be that, head is malfunctioning?

The disc pulls the key from the bios while activating and you don't even need to input the key. Is there any way to recover files from dead hard drive?" If you just have a dead hard drive and fails to boot up your computer, maybe this little guide can Back to top Back to External Hardware 0 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear BleepingComputer.com → Hardware → External Hardware Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon | 6700K @ stock for now | 16 GB | GTX Titan X | Seasonix Gold 850 | XSPC RX360 | Heatkiller R3 | D5 + RP-452X2

Nice one! I'm having a WD Elements external drive.