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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Duplex
    Quote Originally Posted by calculon
    R-Studio NTFS works really well. Saved my ass twice and well worth the $50 if you're out of options/desperate.
    Will this recover a drive that has locked itself into a failsafe mode?

    Here's my situation: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...200-11-failing
    A new self-bricking feature apparently resides in faulty firmware microcode which will rear its ugly head sometime at boot detection. Essentially the drive will be working as normal for a while, then - out of the blue - it'll brick itself to death. The next time you reboot your computer the drive will simply lock itself up as a failsafe and won't be detected by the BIOS. In other words, there's power, spin-up, but no detection to enable booting.
    If lady gaga is really that important you could try buying the exact same drive and replacing the controller board.

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    Just ignore snarf, he is clueless. Anyhow; knoppix live is wat i use to test my hardware and can be booted from a cd/dvd or flash drive. and is avalible free via dl: http://www.knoppix.net/
    Thanks.

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    LoL, thanks Butane. But I don't think Knoppix will detect my drive even if I boot of a live cd. The BIOS isn't even recognizing it. Ugh...I'm so upset at myself for not backing my data up. Guess I'll try that freezer myth...

    /wrist.

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    Just curious. What DATA did you have? Some spy stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercommierussian
    Just curious. What DATA did you have? Some spy stuff?
    My HDD contained the intel.

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