View Full Version : tech support: 200 ways to revive a hard drive

02-01-2005, 08:00 PM
"We based one of our most popular pop quiz challenges on a situation every tech support person has faced or will face at least once: a failed hard drive. In that particular case, a Compaq Prolinea 4/66 user was getting errors like disk 0 error" and "invalid drive specification." Here were the other facts in the
· The data wasn't backed up.
· The problem came out of nowhere.
· The user had accessed Setup and tried to manually enter the settings for the drive type when "Auto" didn't work.
· There was no startup disk made by this machine.
Reviving a drive like that one—even if only long enough to copy its data before you throw the drive in the garbage—is a tough challenge. When I asked TechRepublic members how they would troubleshoot a situation like this one, we received over 200 solutions, and we heard from a number of TechRepublic members who wanted to know “what everybody else suggested.” So we decided to publish this collection of over 200 ways to revive a hard drive."


200 ways to revive a hard drive (http://www.hddrecovery.com.au/downloads/200ways.pdf)