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Old October 13th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #642
Unkl Ian
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Default Re: O/T computer help desk thread

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Originally Posted by tattooed_pariah View Post
i got one... does anyone know of any free or cheap software for data recovery? i'm not talking "i accidently deleted something and want it back" i need "the disk has bad sectors and is giving me errors on folders saying the data is corrupted and unreadable and it won't even let me delete the (now) empty folder"....
long story short, i bought a Western Digital Tb external in Dubai and had about 460Gb of data on it, including some irreplacable mp3's, images, videos, and personal creations, and after 4 months of service, it's dying on me in a horrible way. pretty much anything i've done on a computer in the last 3 or more years, is disappearing from my life for good... :(

The local geek at the computer shop down the street
was able to read most of the info off my old hd after
it crashed.Took a couple days,cost me $10.00

Unfortunately,they went out of business.
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