Hard drive failure, possible to get data?

By Longwang
Dec 15, 2007
  1. So my hard drive is physically dieing, says the guy from geek squad. And it wouldnt boot into my os anymore. So under warranty they replaced, and i lost all my data. I have the old hard drive and im connecting it into the computer as a local disk but it wont appear under the hard disk drives. I did the install new hardware and it appeared that one time, but the computer froze when i tried to open it and now it wont appear anymore. I was just wondering is there any way at all for me to get my data. Geek squad said they would do it for me for $99 but i dont have that much information to take. Just a few things that wont even take up 50mb, but they charge for 2gb only. =/
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Only if the drive still spins.
  3. Longwang

    Longwang TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it still spins, it just wont show up in the my computer.
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, Longwang, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, sounds like the drive is dead to me.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Look in the back of computer magazines. There are many professional data recovery services.

    Lesson learned: ALWAYS backup.
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