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

  • From: "Rose Combs" <rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 01:26:44 -0700

Thanks, about the only thing we did not try is putting it in the freezer.  I
will remember that one.  

Rose Combs



From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Vlasak
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 12:06 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: -=Spam=- Re: Rose's hard drive crash

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  <mailto:Reed.Poynter@xxxxxxxxx> 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.  

From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 2006/05/19 08:24
To: bct
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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