[CQ-Contest] Hard-disc recovery ?
Mike Gilmer - N2MG
n2mg at contesting.com
Mon Dec 17 06:03:41 EST 2001
On Sun, 16 Dec 2001 02:08:18 +0100, Ragnar Otterstad wrote:
> I just had a hard disc crash. With it went my logs.
> Can somebody tell me if it
> is possible to read/ restore a bad hard-drive.
Yes, it's *possible*, but it depends on just how bad the disk is damaged. I had a drive that went south (I could no longer boot from it). I unplugged the bad drive (left in place physically) and installed a new hard disk, made it bootable, installed the OS, etc. I then re-installed the bad drive as D: and I could then read it. I quickly copied off all the important files.
If you have a bootable floppy of the same version OS, you might be able to boot from the floppy and then access the hard disk.
There are places that repair/restore hard disks professionally, but I have no experience with them.
73 Mike N2MG
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