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Data Retrieval

Discussion in 'Software' started by Pablo1888, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Pablo1888

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    Anyone know off any good ways of getting data off a knackered hard drive??
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    try knoppix :)
     
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  3. Pablo1888

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    Alright Phoenix,

    Could you elaborate a bit, as I am what you could call "a newbie" at the data retreival buisness?

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    well it all depends how 'buggered' the disk is
    knoppix is a cd bootable linux distro, that can read windows disks, so if its a problem that windows doesnt like, knoppix may well be able to recover it, and allow you to copy important stuff to CD/USB
    but if its a physical problem it becomes alot more complicated :/
     
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  5. Pablo1888

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    If the disk has been formatted, can Knoppix still retrieve it or will I need another program??
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    if the disks been formatted you will need special programs :)
    and depending on what type of format that was done unless you plan on going to a data retreaval company (see: cha ching!) id kiss the data goodbye :(

    a 'quick' format just erases the file tables and index, the datas still physically there somewhere
    a proper format rubs over it a bit more thouroughly
     
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  7. Pablo1888

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    Thanks for the advice Phoenix. Running a program called GetDataBack for NTFS at the moment, so will see what the outcome will be with that.

    Will download Knoppix and have a look at that also.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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  8. Pablo1888

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    Nice little program that GetBackData for NTFS. Recovered a lot of important stuff from the drive that had been formatted.:D
     
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