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Hard Disk OverHeated Badly Needed File Recovery




1:48 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi guys my hard disk has overheated and i have a big heck of a problem my important files is in there and i have no backup so whatever

Is it possible that i can still recover my files or im just waiting here for a false hope


5:40 pm on May 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Most failed drives can be recovered. There are companies that specialze in this - do a Google search. It will probably cost you several hundred dollars for a quality service.

Many will evaluate the drive for free.

You may have less hope than most, because of the overheating. Hopefully, it is just an electronics failure, though.

The most typical drive failure is bearing failure. To recover, they remove the disks and install them in another drive. The disks then typically read just fine.

This would, of course, work for a case of failure of the drive electronics as well.


9:53 pm on May 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It can be recovered in most cases,i had problems with my HDDs three times and everytimes i got all my data recovered,although it wasnt cheap


8:51 pm on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"a big heck of a problem my important files is in there and i have no backup so whatever"

Not smart! Bet it was a SATA HD.

I had a corrupt SATA RAID and disk failure once. Not good, and you can't always get your data back. Since then I've always been complely paranoid about backing things up.


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