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Bauble or other techies....HELP!!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BelleDuJour, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I am a techno-phobic. I admit it.
    I'm also rather stooopid.
    Bought a back-up thingy and didn't use it.
    Hard drive has failed.
    Got new hard drive fitted but lost all data (including my wedding pics [​IMG])
    Is there any way I can get the data recovered from my dead hard drive?
    Please???? [​IMG]
     
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I am a techno-phobic. I admit it.
    I'm also rather stooopid.
    Bought a back-up thingy and didn't use it.
    Hard drive has failed.
    Got new hard drive fitted but lost all data (including my wedding pics [​IMG])
    Is there any way I can get the data recovered from my dead hard drive?
    Please???? [​IMG]
     
  3. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    It depends upon the manner in which your hard drive died...
    In most cases, data can be recovered if taken to a PC repair place. You will have to pay but it could be worth a try.
     
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    PC repair place repaired it but OH has collected it and data has gone. They have returned dead hard disc but as far as I know not said anything about data recovery.
    I shall call them [​IMG]
     
  5. Most of the data is stil there. You need to contact someone a PC repairer or specialist about a specific task to recover it. Unless the disk was physicaly damaged all/most of the data should be recoverable. It may not be cheap, best to get a quote before the work is started.
     
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Thanks MAJ. I will do some research. Gutted if I've lost the lot! That'll teach me [​IMG]
     
  7. I hope you haven't lost them, Belle.
    Its not of any help in the current situation but I've just discovered dropbox.com, recommended by someone on this forum. You can store pics and docs there and retrieve them anywhere you can get an internet connection.
     
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    DIY option: Reconnect your HDD to a working computer (via USB if it's a portable HDD, or as an additional drive to a working PC if not portable) Go to www.recovermyfiles.com, download the trial software and run it so it scans your 'dead' HDD. If it locates a decent number of files, pay the required fee online to gain an access code, then enter the code to recover your data to a different drive.

    This package will work even if the HDD has been reformatted. Reformatting does not necessarily delete old files, it simply clears out the directory structure and allows files to be over-written. Packages like recovermyfiles try to circumvent this process to get your data back.
     
  10. I can't believe that the PC repair place have returned the HDD without mentioning data recovery. Most places will push for an extra £70 to recover the data or securely destroy the corrupt HDD.
    I agree with all that has been said.....either plug the drive in as a slave drive or via a USB and run a recovery program (loads on google for free) or get PC world to attempt a recovery.
    When you say it's kaput do you mean it's making a noise or are you saying that Windows won't open?
     
  11. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Bauble, they did say they's change the hard drive then attempt data recovery. When OH picked it up they re-loaded Windows for £80 (I could have done that for free) and didn't attempt data recovery. Said it would cost an extra £750-1000 to recover data. Am going to complain.
     
  12. My daughter lost her hard drive recently, and the repair shop were able to retrieve it and store it to a small external hard drive for £20.
     
  13. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    £750 is having a laugh - or taking advantage.
    P
     
  14. That's just holding you to ransom. I've had it done as a rush job while standing in the shop for less than £50 and I know perfectly well they upped the price because I wanted it then and there. Take it somewhere else.
     
  15. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    [​IMG]
     
  16. My laptop hard drive has gone twice and, both times, our school technician was able to recover everything in order for me to transfer it to a new hard drive. Is there no-one at your school who can do this for you?
    Needless to say, my Christmas present from Himself was a 2TB external drive. Hardly romantic but very, very practical.
     
  17. A THOUSAND POUNDS ????

    Jeez . I would have collected it , recovered the data and returned it BY HAND. And polished your pony (no that is not prison speak for something smutty) all for half that.
     
  18. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Baubs....my daughter's BF(who is a bit of a tecchie) went and bought some cable thingy, connected yp the old ****** gard drive to the new one to transfer data but it appeared all data had been wiped! Is this possible? Is there any way of retrieving it? [​IMG]
     
  19. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    oops.....rotten typing [​IMG]
     
  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    www.recovermyfiles.com will cost you £20-30, IF it finds any useful files on your old HDD. It scans the drive first before asking you to pay to recover the data. Once you've paid you've got the software for good.

    I've used it without difficulty on two separate occasions.

    As for £750+, someone's having a laugh.
     

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