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file recovery software and password protection

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Aug 31, 2003, 9:25:22 AM8/31/03
hi there,

i dont have thousands of dollars to send the drive to a
recovery specialist. are there any software
(free/shareware, or less expensive software to retrieve
data off a Harddrive??

Also how do i get rid of the password i had on at log-on

Shelly Helm

Aug 31, 2003, 2:02:05 PM8/31/03
Many times a hard drive controller board goes bad, not
the drive itself. If you can locate an exact duplicate
model of the drive that is failing you can very simply
remove the board swap it with the new one. You can often
find the older drives on ebay. This generally does not
work with the drives that are 'clanking' or making other
loud physical noises. In those cases the platters will
have to be removed by a professional in a clean chamber
and moved to another drive.

If the problem is software then you can put it into
another computer as a slave and copy the data that way.
If the data is destroyed so badly that you cannot read it
you will be hard pressed to find anything that will get
the data back into a readable state.


Sharon F

Aug 31, 2003, 2:46:02 PM8/31/03

Perhaps this will help:
Sharon F
MS-MVP - Windows XP Shell/User

Dec 20, 2013, 6:17:55 AM12/20/13
try this link to know more:

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