If the data is of importance to you, DO NOTHING!  Do not attempt any
additional boots.  You have head damage, and each RPM is causing "pitting"
on the platter surface, literally taking bits of your data with it.  Send it
only to a lab wit a clean room and one with credentials.  Be prepared to
spend a minimum of $500 and possibly as much as $2000, depending on the
damage, and the amount of data you wish to recover.  If it is more than a
few Gb, you will also have to send them another hard drive to put it on.

I hope you have better luck than I did.  I decided that I was as good as the
experts and before sending mine to I even tried putting the platters into a
good working identical drive I had ling around.  It was a fatal error and I
lost over 2 years work (for experts, we sure screw the pooch often, don't we
;)  I was provided with the above advice by the lab I sent mine to after I
was told the data was unrecoverable due to excessive surface damage.

Good luck.


Behalf Of Brian Rohrbacher
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 12:33 AM
Subject: [WISPA] OT Hard Drive Failure

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