[CQ-Contest] Hard-disc recovery ?
nd5s at ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 17 19:26:51 EST 2001
While we're telling hard drive war stories . . .
I had one that made a "grinding" noise before it died. I tipped the CPU on
its side and was able to get it running again . . . long enough to remove my
There are 2 kinds of hard drives, ones that have crashed and ones that will
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 12:50
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Hard-disc recovery ?
> At 06:03 AM 12/17/01 -0800, Mike Gilmer - N2MG wrote:
> >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
> disk, made it bootable, installed the OS, etc. I then re-installed the
> 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
> boot from the floppy and then access the hard disk.
> The utility "Spin-Rite" (www.grc.com) offers data recovery in some
> circumstances, and it is a lot more economical than any professional
> service. As Mike said, though, it depends on the nature of the damage.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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