Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 10 years ago

Hard drive crash - data recovery possible?

I'm not sure this is the place but anyway, my computer was infected by a virus that "crashed" the HDD.

It is not possible to revert Windows(7) to a previous date or even re-install Windows. Now, im just wondering if there is any kind of data recovery software that might be able to salvage photos, videos etc.

Any help is very appreciated.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    I strongly recommend you download this:

    Just scan your PC with it and it should recover any files that you lost. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Isak, you need not to be worry because technology is growing fast and now there are lots of hard drive recovery software you can find on Google but select a good data recovery software from them by using trial version that will show you all lost hard drive data in preview then make a purchase.

  • 10 years ago

    Yes - since the drive is not physically damaged the files are probably still there but the ability to access them normally is lost.

    You can connect it to a PC as an add-on drive and see if the file structure is okay enough to copy them off directly. If not, file recovery programs are likely to find and recover the files reliably. Be warned, though - they can be very slow.

  • 4 years ago

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