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smidley
11-07-01, 11:29 PM
AAAHHH NNOOOOO!!!! THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE!
MY HARD DRIVE JUST STARTED MAKING NOISES AND IT WON'T BOOT ANYMORE! IT HAD EVERYTHING FROM THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OF MY LIFE... AND WITH CABLE THAT IS QUITE A BIT. I SERIOUSLY HAD OVER 10 GIGS OF MP3'S! THEN THERE WAS THE APPLICATIONS AND PICTURES AND MOVIES AND PHONE NUMBERS.... 30 GIGS OF MY LIFE GONE. WOW I HAVN'T BEEN THIS PISSED OFF SINCE THE LAST TIME I BROKE UP WITH A GIRL!
I REALLY NEED SOME COMFORT GUYS.... I DIDN'T BACKUP MY DRIVE....:( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :(

monkeyhead
11-07-01, 11:36 PM
im gonna tell you the same thing someone told me when i lost all my stuff.
I feel no sympathy for you. You didnt back your stuff up

I didnt take that too well and got pissed

Heres my list of what i lost

12,000+ mp3's
70 DIVX movies
Pictures, porn, games

it was about 110 gigs
ive recently started backing up it all now, and have learned

Qwijib0
11-07-01, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by smidley
AAAHHH NNOOOOO!!!! THIS IS THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE!
MY HARD DRIVE JUST STARTED MAKING NOISES AND IT WON'T BOOT ANYMORE! IT HAD EVERYTHING FROM THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OF MY LIFE... AND WITH CABLE THAT IS QUITE A BIT. I SERIOUSLY HAD OVER 10 GIGS OF MP3'S! THEN THERE WAS THE APPLICATIONS AND PICTURES AND MOVIES AND PHONE NUMBERS.... 30 GIGS OF MY LIFE GONE. WOW I HAVN'T BEEN THIS PISSED OFF SINCE THE LAST TIME I BROKE UP WITH A GIRL!
I REALLY NEED SOME COMFORT GUYS.... I DIDN'T BACKUP MY DRIVE....:( :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :( :(

/me gives you the same look a cow gives to an oncoming train....

Jim
11-07-01, 11:41 PM
Looks like your caps lock button is broken too.

Seriously, although nobody thinks about it, BACK UP YOUR DATA. I was thinking the same thing myself, since just about a year ago, I lost a good 40 gigs of data, and I now have about 100 or so gigs of stuff that I probably NEED to backup (most of it work).

TEH WIN
11-07-01, 11:48 PM
there are MANY hard drive data recovery services out there. you may want to look into one of those. i'll post some links..

TEH WIN
11-07-01, 11:51 PM
http://www.drivelabs.com/

http://www.harddriverecovery.vital-data.net/

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=hard+drive+recovery&y=y&e=74721&f=0%3A2766678%3A2718086%3A74294%3A74721&r=Computers+and+Internet%02Hardware

smidley
11-08-01, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by MMC
there are MANY hard drive data recovery services out there. you may want to look into one of those. i'll post some links..
I have no money... I'm 16 and I have a girlfriend... enough said.:(

NuclearHeadache
11-08-01, 12:05 AM
Girls can be an expense. But your data, I think is worth more :D :D
Seriously though, how the hell can one back up 110 gigs.
In your case there's no excuse.
Good luck
You'll need it :2cool:

Easto
11-08-01, 12:07 AM
First: I'm sorry to hear that. But it's usually the only way anyone learns to back up important information. I design databases for work (at home) and I can't afford to loose anything. I once spent about 20 hours 1 weekend finalizing a really nice piece of work, went back to check it, gone. Now, whenever I am working on anything important it gets backed up every 15 minutes.

Yes, I learned the hard way too. Sorry buddy.

monkeyhead
11-08-01, 12:11 AM
yeah thats what i said how the hell was i too back up 110 gigs.

but i guess theres ways, get cheapo cd's and burn the data daily as it came in.

he said i should of had a HD that was for pure backup of the unrecoverable stuff or stuff i reallly really wanted.

i was like i put enough money in the damn thing, i aint got anymore to have a hd in there just for backup, but oh well

im up to 50 gigs of stuff and its been only a month since the crash

drdoug99
11-08-01, 02:44 AM
This is where RAID comes in handy, due to the data mirroring you can have. it's kinda expensive too, since you need at least 2 HDDs, for RAID1, and 4 for RAID 0+1, then you have the nice speed, plus the redundancy.

HongKongPolice
11-08-01, 07:10 AM
What brand and model is it? I bet itz a Maxtor

monkeyhead
11-08-01, 08:09 AM
mine were two IBM's 60 gig gxp's

hoov
11-08-01, 08:25 AM
Few tricks I have read of in the past was to put the dead hard drive in the freezer for a few hours. Then hook it back up and SOMETIMES you will be able to access it for a bit and hopefully get your data off of it.

Another that I heard from Norm on here was to tap the hard drive a few times.

It is worth a shot to try these things. I never did them personally but an instructor in a computer training class said that he had used the freezer option a few times successfully.

Good luck !!!!

Norm
11-08-01, 08:54 AM
Also, the hard drive may be fine. Yep, FINE. ......Maybe.

I've had mine do the same thing a few times now, and when I remove the cable connected to it, and put it back all is well again. Do that, or get a new cable before you give up and go nuts. :)

When speaking of "tapping" the drive, I have done that for a couple of Old drives that had not been used for a year or so.
It seemed to unstick something, and the drive started spinning. But your drive isn't too old, try a new cable.

smidley
11-08-01, 10:21 AM
Yeah, I'll try a new cable and stuff... it's a Quantum Drive....:(

YARDofSTUF
11-08-01, 01:22 PM
wow dude that does suck, buthey, be happy u still got the gf :D


i havent learned my lesson on backing up yet and i've reformatted and had 1 problem that wiped me out, its best to keep numbers on paper, and the mp3s, eh u can get 'em again man, plus they may be ways like norm mentioned to get the stuff back, if not try from some sympathy lovin' from ur girl, good luck!

Noevo
11-08-01, 01:39 PM
You say it won't boot. Have you tried it as a slaved drive? If you have any other drives, no matter how small try and see if you can see the bad drive from another drive. If you can see the drive, but not the data on it let me know. I have a program at home that may help you. But in order for it to work, obviously, the drive at least needs to be recognized by your system as being a drive. whether you can see the data or not.

smidley
11-08-01, 01:43 PM
This is like so cool, yesterday was like one of the worst days of my life, but today is awsome! I stayed home from school today, cuz I "didn't feel good" this morning... It's me and my Girlfriends anaversary, and I think my drive might be working again! I tried that thing where you stick it in the freezer... I put it in there and then watched a divx... after the show, I took it out.. hooked it up as a slave (was primary master) and it booted and everything just fine, it was freezing cold tho... I copied stuff off of it that was vital, onto a spare smaller drive. I think I will power it down, then try it as the master... oh, and yeah, this is also on a different cable. Thanx so much u guys, I really do appreciate all the help that SG has to offer.
-Smidley:D

Norm
11-08-01, 01:50 PM
One happy camper :)
Glad you didn't lose all your important stuff too.

Now go tell your gf how much she means to you
Mention that she means more than that HD :D

Happy Anniversary !!! :)

YARDofSTUF
11-08-01, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by Norm
One happy camper :)
Glad you didn't lose all your important stuff too.

Now go tell your gf how much she means to you
Mention that she means more than that HD :D

Happy Anniversary !!! :)

and dont forget to show ur gf teh porn lol

smidley
11-08-01, 02:11 PM
o i will! and I just tried another drive with that old cable... and it seems to work ok... so do you think that freezer thin could have cured my drive?
thanx man.

hoov
11-08-01, 02:59 PM
The freezer trick supposedly only allowes you to get a small amount of time of use out of the hard drive after it goes bad. Doesn't supposedly fix it.

smidley
11-08-01, 03:08 PM
well how much time is it supposed to give you?... I've been using it as both primary and secondary drive for about an hour or so now.......

smidley
11-08-01, 03:13 PM
here's another thing... I got all my important stuff copied over to another drive, and now the supposed... "bad" HD is working great. and I need to eventually reformat the HD that now has a copy of the other drive on it. so I just don't know if I wanna take the chance and do it yet and risk that drive goin' bad again. I think, I'll wait a bit, then I'll just do it.:p

Norm
11-08-01, 03:22 PM
Be safe, not sorry that's a given.

I'll bet your HD is fine though, mine does the same thing every so often and is about the same HD as yours. I don't know for sure what it is, but just reconnecting the cable makes it fine again every time. I think it's a bad connection.

Anyway....good luck, and if mine goes bad all together, I'll let you know.

smidley
11-08-01, 04:06 PM
aight, thanx norm.:)

YARDofSTUF
11-08-01, 04:16 PM
put the cable back on it and see if its the cable

smidley
11-08-01, 04:46 PM
I did, it seems to work fine... that's what has me concerned. I think it was the drive... but after "chilling" it for awhile, I have been running it for a number of hours and burning CD's and transfering files, and there have been absolutly no problems... I just don't know what it was.... weird.