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Re: [vox-tech] hard drive recovery
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Re: [vox-tech] hard drive recovery

I expect that if the drive sounds like that, you won't be 
able to read it at all -- in which case a data recovery
service is probably the only option.

I think I'll go do some backups now....

-- Rod

On Monday 29 July 2002 01:04 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> hola,
> a friend (who only uses windows) had a laptop hard drive fail.  it gives
> the "click click of death" that you hear when a drive fails.
> he asked about the possibility of recovering some unbacked up data.
> would i be able to hook his laptop computer up to a linux box and use dd
> to read in raw partion data?  i'm thinking something along the lines of:
> dd if=/dev/hdd1 of=./firstpartition
> dd if=/dev/hdd2 of=./secondpartition
> that would be my knee-jerk response.  i've done some web searching, but
> need to do more.  i know the dd works at a filesystem level.  is there a
> lower level tool that would allow me to read up to where the hard crash
> occured and perhaps after this point?
> has anyone "been here" before?  what did you do?
> do laptop IDE drives have the same interface that desktop IDE drives
> have?
> pete

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