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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 #900 on: August 17, 2018, 12:36:15 PM »
I have a WD external hard disk drive when I plug it in its turn on and starts spinning, after a few seconds  I get a popup from windows saying  Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)
and ist shut down.
no unusual noise or clicking.
TIA

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #901 on: October 09, 2018, 01:23:53 PM »
See image below. HP Proliant Microserver appears to have failed. This happened as were in the process of moving online but did not complete the process and now we are missing crucial data.
What's are best option and chance for recovery?

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #902 on: October 10, 2018, 12:57:07 AM »
See image below. HP Proliant Microserver appears to have failed. This happened as were in the process of moving online but did not complete the process and now we are missing crucial data.
What's are best option and chance for recovery?

How many Disks are in there? just take out the disk or disks, plug it into a USB to Sata disk\PC  and see what happens, or bring it to a Data recovery expert.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #903 on: October 10, 2018, 06:38:51 PM »
How many Disks are in there? just take out the disk or disks, plug it into a USB to Sata disk\PC  and see what happens, or bring it to a Data recovery expert.
option 1 we tried . Nothing doing.
Option 2. We brought it to 3 places that apparently weren't equipped to deal with a raid array. Finally found a place but it will be quite costly starting with $700 (refundable) deposit

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #904 on: October 10, 2018, 06:48:40 PM »
option 1 we tried . Nothing doing.
Option 2. We brought it to 3 places that apparently weren't equipped to deal with a raid array. Finally found a place but it will be quite costly starting with $700 (refundable) deposit

The raid manager should have recovery/re-building options
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #905 on: November 08, 2018, 02:47:04 PM »
any help would be appreciated

corrupted file on hard drive, sent already to OnTrac but no luck

any recommendation to whom to go?


thanks

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #906 on: November 08, 2018, 02:55:42 PM »
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #907 on: December 31, 2018, 10:29:56 PM »
Not a data recovery question but how to fix damaged sd, i have to 64gb sandisk sd cards that were likely killed by my galaxy s4 (i'm using a 2nd partition for link2sd) the card is not functioning normally and all attempts to format failed (format on android, quick & full on windows, sdformatter) it's no big deal as no important data was lost but if there's an easy way to salvage the cards themselves I would appreciate it
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #908 on: December 31, 2018, 11:56:49 PM »
Not a data recovery question but how to fix damaged sd, i have to 64gb sandisk sd cards that were likely killed by my galaxy s4 (i'm using a 2nd partition for link2sd) the card is not functioning normally and all attempts to format failed (format on android, quick & full on windows, sdformatter) it's no big deal as no important data was lost but if there's an easy way to salvage the cards themselves I would appreciate it
Does the sd card show up in windows? Try using disk management or Gparted to wipe the card and all partitions, and then format it.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #909 on: January 01, 2019, 03:43:27 PM »
Does the sd card show up in windows? Try using disk management or Gparted to wipe the card and all partitions, and then format it.
Pparted failed, I guess i will do the levaya...
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #910 on: January 06, 2019, 10:36:12 AM »
I have a phone that got water damaged. I see a faint light when I charge it and try turning it on but that's it. Do I have any chance of getting my pictures off of it? Nothing happens when I plug into a computer.

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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #911 on: January 06, 2019, 11:21:27 AM »
I have a phone that got water damaged. I see a faint light when I charge it and try turning it on but that's it. Do I have any chance of getting my pictures off of it? Nothing happens when I plug into a computer.
Bury it in rice for a couple days and try again?
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #912 on: January 06, 2019, 11:08:57 PM »
Need to enter my computers bitlocker but don't have the key id, any work around?(computer isn't tied to my Microsoft account so can't retrieve from there)
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #913 on: January 07, 2019, 01:02:53 AM »
Bury it in rice for a couple days and try again?
+1 Rice does work.
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Re: Data Recovery - Any Questions?
« Reply #914 on: January 07, 2019, 01:07:05 AM »
+1 Rice does work.
+1 Worked for me