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Re: [vox-tech] Fried hard drive recovery



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On Monday 27 October 2003 02:55 pm, 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?

Put in the freezer for a few hours. I used that trick to recover some data 
from a drive at work (backup was a week old, but didn't have what i needed)

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