How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc)

phototec

Very Active Member
Does your hard drive make a buzzing noise when you turn it on? Or does make a clicking noise or not spin up?

This video will show you to fix this fairly common problem.

[video=youtube;F5Y7BniaRXg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Y7BniaRXg[/video]

Good luck!
 

GAC05

Major Contributor
If only the IRS had seen this they'd be in so much less trouble.

wayne k
guam usa
 

phototec

Very Active Member
If only the IRS had seen this they'd be in so much less trouble.

wayne k
guam usa

No, that's not it, the IRS is under investigation for targeting Tea Party groups, and when they were asked to produce emails from the person who authorized the targeting, all of the sudden the IRS
tells Congress that a total of eight employees whose emails are sought in the congressional investigation experienced computer crashes, resulting in an unknown amount of lost data.



[video=youtube;Jm3zV1pCTQ8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm3zV1pCTQ8[/video]



 

David Wright

Very Active Member
No, that's not it, the IRS is under investigation for targeting Tea Party groups, and when they were asked to produce emails from the person who authorized the targeting, all of the sudden the IRS
tells Congress that a total of eight employees whose emails are sought in the congressional investigation experienced computer crashes, resulting in an unknown amount of lost data.



[video=youtube;Jm3zV1pCTQ8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm3zV1pCTQ8[/video]





Sounds totally reasonable, right?
 

96XP

Member
Excellent post. Have tossed many away out of frustration in years past.
On a side note, I have had 50/50 success putting them in a zip lock bag, then into the freezer for an hour. Have bought enough time doing this method to dump data to a fresh drive. Have even had a bag of ice over top to keep it cool during transfers while I sip on a beer ;)
 
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