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



On Mon, 27 Oct 2003, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:

> I have a hard drive that seems to be completely hosed. It has some
> important data I'd like to retrieve from it, but I can't even run "fdisk
> -l /dev/hda" without receiving a plain I/O error. The bios, however,
> sees the drive and recognizes it. A search through "dmesg" output shows
> that it's being recognized as well.
> 
> I tried using "testdisk", and again, when the disk is accessed, I just
> get I/O errors. Is this disk totally a lost cause, or is there another
> tool I can try?

Mike Simons posted some information on this list a few months ago about
modifying the hard disk drivers so that he could read past i/o errors on a
hard disk.

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