[bct] Re: -=Spam=- Re: Rose's hard drive crash

  • From: "Phil Vlasak" <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 15:05:50 -0400

Hi Rose,
I have had a few hard disks crash in the last ten years.
Some of my computer repair people have done these steps successfully to bring 
the hard drives back.
1. hit the hard drive with a hammer lightly.
2 put the hard drive in the freezer overnight.
3. Slap the hard drive down hard on a table.
If you do get it working do not shut the computer down as it may crash again, 
so have another hard drive installed to copy the data to.
There are companies that will disassemble your hard drive and try to read the 
data with a new drive head, but this is expensive.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Reed Poynter 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 1:56 PM
  Subject: -=Spam=- [bct] Re: Rose's hard drive crash

  Just a comment...

  I know it's a real bugger when it happens.

  Very often, it is assumed that when a hard crash occurs, all is lost.  Quite 
often though, it is possible to recover the data.  

  Last year, my wife's hard drive crashed (I mean the one in her computer), and 
I was able to remove the drive, connect it to my computer as an external drive 
and recover all of her pertinent data.  

  Rose, hope you didn't loose too much.  



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  Sent: 2006/05/19 08:24
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  Subject: [bct] Rose's hard drive crash


  That's a shame about your hard drive; makes me want to do a podcast about 
backing up, but I don't want to rub salt in the wound, so to speak. It's a 
painful subject for you right now, and I don't want to cause any grief; my 
perspective is a bit different, coming from the background I come from; so I'll 
do it if anyone wants to hear a podcast on it. I am quite sure somebody else 
did a podcast recently about an alternative to system restore; that alternative 
could be used as a backup strategy, but there are many ways of accomplishing a 
backup, depending on your definition and what you consider is worth backing up.

  Mary Emerson
  E-mail: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Skype name: mkemerson
  Podcast web site: http://www.emerson.libsyn.com
  Podcast feed: emerson.libsyn.com/rss

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