broken hard drive

  werzal 14:48 29 Nov 06
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i have an external hard drive that was plugged into my computer just to store music and pictures on. the other day it just stopped working for no reason and now i cannot access it.

is there any way of getting the information off this drive?

  Batch 15:03 29 Nov 06

Depends on what the problem is.

If the hard drive itself is still OK, you could buy a compatible drive enclosure or try installing it in the PC itself.

If the hard drive is duff, apart from contacting a service that specialises in data retrieval in such circumstances (quite expenive), your stuck.

Many people would use an external HDD as a backup for what is on the PC - presumably you aren't in this situation.

  werzal 15:13 29 Nov 06

it was already in an enclosure purly coz i couldnt find space in the computer itself.
only got it for extra storage space

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