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Fubar HDD

by on Dec.04, 2006, under Computers, Technology

My Friday lunch time as set to become a lunch I would not forget

Arrived back at my desk, usual CTRL-ALT-DEL to unlock my laptop, enter password, BSOD !???? BUGGER
Reboot, “a disk read error has occured, Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart” BUGGER, BUGGER, BUGGER
call helpdesk and arrange new disk, should be all sorted in a few days

Then comes that realisation moment,??I have just archived 3 week of email to PST and not yet done a backup, FUCK FUCK BUGGER BOLLOCKS

Pack up and head home, here is have a maplin USB / IDE interface, so connect up and see what i get
XP sees the disk 🙂
but cant see any partitions 🙁

Then along comes Stellar Phoenix partition recovery tools, What a fantastic bit of kit, it??will do a full disk scan and recover almost anything, with repeated retrys for duff data. They even have a demo version which allows you to??see if the tool will??get your data or not.

To cut??a long story short,?? 90 Euros and 4 hours Later,??I have ALL of my data

Now??I just have to wait for the kind helpdesk monkey to come and replace the drive and re image!!!!

Oh and then re install al the non standard apps??I need ……??

1 comment for this entry:
  1. Species5618

    edited

    link to http:// www. stellarinfo.com /partition-recovery.htm

    removed due to fuckwits at google accusing my of unnatural links

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