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Ok so my rule of determining the level of difficulty in data recovery is really 2 questions.
#1 -  is it making any noise
#2 -  is it detected in the bios if you connect it directly to the mobo

If the answer to #1 is yes - then if you want any hopes of recovering the data do not attempt to continue powering it on. It can be making noise because the heads are broken or bent and if that's the case you will scrape the platters and kill the drive beyond any hope of recovery. (data recovery isn't like the way they show it in the movies you cannot actually remove a platter and recover any data off it) And please do not attempt the Freezer Trick - it doesn't work on current drives anymore and actually introduces condensation in the drive that can kill the platters.
If its detected in the bios we can try a couple of things - and i can usually recover the data for about $250 - $799 - over 50% of the time its about $300.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #120 on: May 20, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
unstoppable copier is pretty good

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #121 on: May 20, 2013, 02:58:36 PM »
unstoppable copier is pretty good
Thanks,
Exactly what I was looking for

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #122 on: May 20, 2013, 03:05:23 PM »
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #123 on: May 20, 2013, 11:18:31 PM »
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #124 on: May 20, 2013, 11:24:07 PM »
the internet is here to stay just need to protect yourself- if you want to go somewhere you will if not its a good block
to avois unwanted ads pop ups you tube etc.
however you can do most yourself
some computers in my office have k9 and they have their own password
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #125 on: May 22, 2013, 02:11:04 PM »
Any recommended utilities for moving large amounts of data?
I want to back up an old computer, but only selected folders,I don't want to come the whole disk.
Tia
Copy-paste to external HD?

I assume from the simplicity of my answer that your question must have more to it.  I'm going to assume that your old computer won't boot up.  If so, you can use a live cd (or usb) to access the drive, and then copy-paste.

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Just saw that I was replying to an old post..
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #126 on: May 22, 2013, 04:45:13 PM »
unstoppable copier is pretty good
On second thought I'm having a problem. It's only copying the contents of the folder I select but not the folder itself. Made a complete mess off my portable hd by just dumping everything in the root dollar


Copy-paste to external HD?

I assume from the simplicity of my answer that your question must have more to it.  I'm going to assume that your old computer won't boot up.  If so, you can use a live cd (or usb) to access the drive, and then copy-paste.

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Just saw that I was replying to an old post..
Standard Windows copy-paste isn't stable enough, and get be left alone to copy may gbs

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #127 on: May 22, 2013, 04:57:53 PM »
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2013, 05:26:45 PM »
Gotta select to copy subfolders as well, also make sure you have access to the full user folders...
Copy to a new folder on the external drive - not to the root.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2013, 05:35:28 PM »
Gotta select to copy subfolders as well, also make sure you have access to the full user folders...
Copy to a new folder on the external drive - not to the root.
it is copying subfolders the problem is when copying " D : folder x" to "G:" it will copy the contents of folder x into G without first copying folder x
You copy? :))

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2013, 06:50:09 PM »
You gotta checkoff the option to Include subfolders iirc

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #131 on: May 23, 2013, 11:23:53 AM »
This must be really basic:

I connected a wireless printer via WEP--pressing the button on my router--and behold, it created a new password, or did some other thing, and I now cannot access my wireless from my laptop???

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #132 on: May 23, 2013, 12:00:21 PM »
connect to the router via ethernet and login to the router, then check what the wep password is

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #133 on: May 23, 2013, 12:01:35 PM »
Or just reset the router, most routers have a reset pin, that you hold in for 30 seconds to factory reset it

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #134 on: May 23, 2013, 12:32:14 PM »
I did that but than the printer lost the connection

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #135 on: May 23, 2013, 12:39:17 PM »
Because it lost the wireless settings, now you hve to set it up again.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #136 on: May 23, 2013, 05:55:46 PM »
OK, so how do I set it up again without have the wireless setting lost?

Also, the printer still prints so I was thinking that the wireless is still working??

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #137 on: May 30, 2013, 03:18:06 PM »
Maxtor OneTouch Plus 1Tb external drive is (intermittently) making clicking noises and gives I/O errors. Cheap boss won't pay to professionally restore the drive, any free/cheap way to retrieve the data?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2013, 03:20:17 PM »
Maybe DH has a discounted rate for mods :D
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #139 on: May 30, 2013, 03:39:33 PM »
Maybe DH has a discounted rate for mods :D

It's for my boss, and I'm not looking for a discount, I'm wondering if there's an alternative to full-blown recovery.