3rd August 2004, 02:24 PM
Help with crashed/faulty HD please.
My secondary HD (Maxtor Diamond Plus9, 60GB) which I have been storing all my pictures and mp3s in decided to crash a few days ago, and I have been at my wits end ever since trying to retrieve my data.
The problem with it is that it can boot sometimes only, maybe 1 in 10 times, and most of the time when it can't, this will cause the whole pc to not be able to boot up. When removing it, my primary HD with the OS is able to boot up perfectly. I have tried this with another of my PCs, and same problem. The HD can be detected from the BIOS, but it just can't boot up with the PC 90% of the time, the screen will just be blank after the BIOS loads.
On the times when it is able to boot up, I can see the secondary HD in the Windows Explorer, but after accessing the files from it like trying to copy over, the HD will just crash again and disappear from Windows Explorer.
I called up the distributor, e-SYS, and they said they don't do HD repair, just replacement if the HD is faulty. Anyone here knows how to repair HD, because all my data is still in there, just that the HD cannot remain activated/detected. I was quoted from $600-$1000+ for data recovery from the HD, which I will not pay as essentially these are not life or death files, but just my own personal stuff I would like to have.
If you guys know any shops which can do a repair for HD or something which will be able to help me get back my data, please PM me. All replies are greatly appreciated!
3rd August 2004, 02:35 PM
Data recovery is never cheap. Seriously I don't think there is any shop that repair hard disk. Diamantling a HD is a tedious job and needs to be done in a dust free enviroment e.g. clean room. Your problem seems to be caused by the faulty seconday disk. Try to use some third party software to retrieve your data but then I think the electronics on the hard disk or the drive read/write head or even the spindle could be at fault.
3rd August 2004, 02:59 PM
3rd August 2004, 03:02 PM
Wah this process you're mentioning dosen't sound very simple at all. Requires knowledge of electronics etc etc?
Originally Posted by awongkk
3rd August 2004, 03:19 PM