Need help to recovery my data on my external hard drive.

Hello,
yesterday accidently dropped my hard drive on the floor, but the floor is coverd by carpet but it fell down softly, but as soon as I picked it up and put it back on the table, I didn't see any function and was making a click sound almost about 3 minutes and after that it shut off completly. Since yesterday untill now when ever I trying to connet it back to PC to make sure if it's working or not, it just quiet and has no any other activity, please help me out and let me know what to do???? Thanks a lot. Help need it as soon as possible.
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  1. Sharon, the more you run your drive right now, the worst the situation might be getting. What you are up against is a head failure. Depending on the severity of the damage heads inside the drive could be direct threat to the platter surface. If data is important look for a data recovery specialist. This is not something that can be fixed with software. Problem is physical. I wish there was another way.
  2. It seems that your hard disk was physically damaged, and this is hard to recover. No mater it was physically damaged or not, you could try some partition recovery software.
  3. all the post recommending to use software to recover data from such condition clearly have no idea what they are talking about. Don't do this ppl, it will kill your drive
  4. I deal with damaged drives and deteriorating antiquated tape regularly, primarily for investigations and civil litigation. The above posters have provide some sound advice, others not so much.

    If you don't have the contents of the drive saved elsewhere you're going to need to calculate the cost of the loss vs repair. I recently dealt with drive platters that needed to be remounted into a new identical model housing. This process had to be done in a cleanroom environment and you still run the chance the data will be unrecoverable. With that being said, establish a max $ you'll spend. Data recovery can turn into a financial black hole that may yield undesired results.

    Hope whatever you had on the drive wasn't terribly important. If you do decide to attempt recovery, don't call GeekS at best buy. Search for a local litigation support company, or forensic collection firm. They'll likely be able to give you a quote or point you in the right direction. PM me if you'd like help finding someone close to you.
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  6. Most likely that hard drive is spoiled.
  7. Sharon Smith said:
    Hello,
    yesterday accidently dropped my hard drive on the floor, but the floor is coverd by carpet but it fell down softly, but as soon as I picked it up and put it back on the table, I didn't see any function and was making a click sound almost about 3 minutes and after that it shut off completly. Since yesterday untill now when ever I trying to connet it back to PC to make sure if it's working or not, it just quiet and has no any other activity, please help me out and let me know what to do???? Thanks a lot. Help need it as soon as possible.


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  8. I’m afraid I have some bad, some worse news and very small hope:

    If you did a simple format of the drive your data wasn’t actually deleted. Only the filet table was removed and a new partition table was written.
    The bad news is that you installed Windows over it which means there is a high chance portions of your data was overwritten by the new installation. And overwritten data cannot be recovered.

    The worse news is that since Windows Vista formatting has changed within Windows. If you performed a full format during the installation (which should be the default behavior) the entire drive was overwritten.
    http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/941961

    Your only (and very small) chance is an actual file recovery tool as you have already used with EaseUS recovery. Since that didn’t find any files I don’t think another tool will do.

    You can try a full sector by sector scan using TestDisk or Recuva but the fact that you already installed and probably used Windows on the disk means that your chances are very slim even without “zeroing”.
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
    https://www.piriform.com/recuva
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