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    Unhappy HD..dead...?

    Hi dudes!

    My HD has recentlly, died in my hands.
    in other words, I booted my PC and the
    HD power supply, tweaked for afew sec's
    I meen that it started and stoped for a few
    times, the supply, NOT the PSU, the main
    electricity cunduct to the HD, Now, My HD
    Is showing me all of my stuff, folders and
    files, renamed into wiered names, like for
    example, Instead of seeing :
    "D:\Program Files"
    I see :
    "D:\[email protected]" or somthin' like this, My guess
    is that the first byte of my HD, has died...
    So what are you'r suggestions, is there a way
    to backup some of my stuff...? or is it dead and
    I can't even format it..?
    I'm having this problem on 1 of my 10.4 GB HD'z

    I got a Win2k with SP2 a P-3/450Mhz on a P3B-F
    with 384MB SD-Ram and 2x Maxtor of 10.4 GB
    with a Segate 40 GB HD... any suggestions?

    Thanks ahead!

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    Welcome to Windrivers Vider

    try this freebie recovery prog

    It may be a result of a boot sector virus, you could try fixing the mbr from 2k recovery console.
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViDER
    Hi dudes!

    My HD has recentlly, died in my hands.
    in other words, I booted my PC and the
    HD power supply, tweaked for afew sec's
    I meen that it started and stoped for a few
    times, the supply, NOT the PSU, the main
    electricity cunduct to the HD, Now, My HD
    Is showing me all of my stuff, folders and
    files, renamed into wiered names, like for
    example, Instead of seeing :
    "D:\Program Files"
    I see :
    "D:\[email protected]" or somthin' like this, My guess
    is that the first byte of my HD, has died...
    So what are you'r suggestions, is there a way
    to backup some of my stuff...? or is it dead and
    I can't even format it..?
    I'm having this problem on 1 of my 10.4 GB HD'z

    I got a Win2k with SP2 a P-3/450Mhz on a P3B-F
    with 384MB SD-Ram and 2x Maxtor of 10.4 GB
    with a Segate 40 GB HD... any suggestions?

    Thanks ahead!
    You can also try disk commander. Im not sure if they offer a trail anymore but if you want to try it, I'll put it on my site and you can dowload it to use. I use it with Bart PE. It's like WinPE.

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