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Bad sector on hard disk

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December 26, 2012 2:49:20 PM

Hello,
My Hard Disk is not starting. I have got it to check but it found that the disk is unable to start. What to do to get all the data back ?

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a c 88 G Storage
December 26, 2012 2:52:33 PM

restore from backup.
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a b G Storage
December 26, 2012 3:59:39 PM

If by "won't start" you mean the drive does not even spin up you'll have to go to a professional and expensive data recovery service.

If it's just that windows won't start and the repair option fails, you can plug it into another computer and pull the data off.
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a c 288 G Storage
December 26, 2012 5:49:48 PM

If your drive does not spin up, or make any sound as if it is trying to spin up, then the board is most probably faulty, in which case the most it should cost you for a replacement board (and firmware transfer, if necessary) would be about US$50.

See ...

http://www.donordrives.com/blog/pcbswapguide
http://www.donordrives.com/hard-drive-pcb-donor-match

The following PCB suppliers offer a firmware transfer service, either for free, or for US$10:

http://www.onepcbsolution.com
http://www.hdd-parts.com
http://www.donordrives.com

Sometimes there is an easy, no-cost DIY fix, but we would need to see a photo of the board.
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January 23, 2013 1:29:05 AM

Have you tried it on another computer?
Bad sectors often cause data loss. You should consult a specialist to get back your data as soon as possible.
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