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


even if there's a hard carsh on, say, partition 2, would that obviate
the possibility of recovery from all other partitions as well?


begin Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> 
> 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
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
> 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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