Hard drive failure

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
digitalshooter Forum Pro • Posts: 19,604
Well just spent 900 to recover a 7 year old drive

We become relaxed about this and it will cost you if you don't take precautionary measures.  My daughter went on spring break and came back and found her pc crashed, it was an internal hardware issue on the drive not data corruption.

First is this an IDE or SATA?  If SATA you are in good shape.  If it is IDE you are screwed and it is time to update your PC.

Either way and IF you can find a NEW IDE, here is what I recommend you immediately do:

1.) backup all data, not programs

2.) Clone the existing drive

3.) In stall the new drive

4.) Reboot

5.) use the removed drive as a permanent set aside drive with data only on it

6.) Replace motherboard battery

7.) sit back and enjoy

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PS: all posts are just my opinion!

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