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chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:43 PM

DATA RETRIEVAL EXPERTS?

My stupid computer crashed...any data retrieval experts out there? HELP...lost all my music...pictures...etc. (I know, I know shoulda bought an external hard drive)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as the local store wanted 60 just to ship it out and up to $500 to get stuff out of it...

Me. (

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:47 PM

Are you using Windows? If so 98-XP-Vista?

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:48 PM

Windows XP

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Mon, 8th Oct '07 7:50 PM

I will send you PM Ok!

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 2:51 PM

Kelly,

If the hard drive is truly crashed, and they are offering to charge 500 to retrieve the data, TAKE IT. Seriously! Data retrieval can cost thousands of dollars. The only other option would be to give it to a really bored teenager, but then you'd run the risk that he or she would see "THOSE" photos. You know, the ones of you at the John Davidson concert...

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 4:51 PM

Yea...it's making a loud crunching noise....not good. Figured with all the techno people out there, someone might know (or know of someone) that could do this.

The pictures of me and John Davidson were from when I was small, totally harmless. Now...the ones of me and Jon Bon Jovi...whole nuther story.

Me...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 4:58 PM

I hope that one pictures gets destroyed forever.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 9th Oct '07 11:58 PM

Do tell Lodi.......

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 12:12 AM

Philadelphia Freedom.....

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 3:30 AM

Brotherly Love....

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 2:45 PM

Kelly: Because I finally got my birthday present in the mail, I will fill you in on some computer tips.

1. The grinding & bad noises means the problem is mechanical.
2. Try to start up from a boot disk rather than the regular machine start up. Try it again. Try it again. Keep trying it. Sometimes all the bearings will fire up right and you will get it to load properly. If it works, start sucking all the info off of it that you can.
3. Take the hard drive out of your computer and put it into another as a secondary drive and repeatedly try to access the information that way, and then, if you can see it, immediately pull it off onto the other computer.
4. If neither of these work, take it to a data recovery place. They will pull out the magnetic thingies and can probably recover your data. Check prices first. Roger the computer guy says you should be able to find someone who can do it for around $200.

For this, you must destroy the Philly photo.

groupw
Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 2:56 PM

I have heard of people putting their hard drive in a freezer for a couple of hours and then dropping it into a second computer and pulling data off of it. Don't stop copying files if it starts since it probably won't start up twice. Make sure it is sealed in a ziplock back to keep moisture out of the drive.

And yes, I'm serious. I don't know why it works, but I've heard that some people have had it work. You might google and see if it works for mechanical failure. It may sound stupid but it may save $500 bucks.

Rob



groupw
Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 2:58 PM

ziplock *bag*....I don't know what a ziplock back is.....

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 3:37 PM

I think that's when someone kinda heavy where's a swimsuit that's too tight and then the have back crack. Or something.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3778)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 4:14 PM

I thought it had something to due with the Eastern European Back Shaving Olympics.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 4:39 PM

where's a swimsuit? I mean wears. What is wrong with me?

banomet
Banomet  (Level: 175.1 - Posts: 266)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 5:12 PM

I have personally had success with freezing the hard drive in a ziploc bag for a few hours. I put it back in the old '97 Dell 233 it came from and it started up and ran for months and months, even with occasional quick reboots. One day my husband complained about the electric bill so I turned it off for an extended period and then it wouldn't start back up.

The hard drive had been making noises for a while so I had already backed up my pictures, music, etc. before it failed completely. I didn't have anything to lose by trying the freezer thing.


tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3778)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 5:35 PM

I remember one night in my teens when my parent came home much earlier than anticipated and several of us were whispering the same question in mild panic.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 5:48 PM

Yeah Steve. That is a bit frantic, isn't it? And nothing goes on as slowly as a wet swimsuit.

I've heard.

4getful1
4getful1  (Level: 176.0 - Posts: 2925)
Fri, 14th Dec '07 5:43 AM

Cathy,

This doesn't address your Mozilla Firefox problem, but might remind fellow Sploofusers that you asked for HELP and we didn't have any words of wisdom for you. I'm still searching for the thread about Defragging.

Brenda


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