Something is pretty clearly wrong, and it seems to be hardware, but it's sporadic enough that it's hard to say what, and I'd rather not have a repair person just guess. [more inside]
External HD crashed, what next? What do do before sending it to a recovery service? [more inside]
What is the best way for me to restore my Macbook Air to full functionality, given that the it won't boot due to a corrupted file? [more inside]
MacBook Air won't boot properly. Need to get some files back! [more inside]
My MacbookPro crashed last night, and I need to access my hard drive before going to the Apple Store. Right now I can't get past the start up screen with the Apple logo. [more inside]
Can't boot up my iMac (2009, 27" aluminum and glass model). Based on the failed solutions tallied after the jump, do you think buying Disk Warrior might work, or am I looking at total hard drive death? (Apple Care conveniently expired six weeks ago.) [more inside]
My hard drive on my dell laptop (inspiron E1705 - running windows vista) just crashed deleting my itunes library. I got a new a hard drive and have my music still saved on my 120 gig ipod (newest generation). What is the easiest way to transfer all my music from ipod to my new hard drive?
Hard drive(I think) corrupted - I'm drowning in information. Help? [more inside]
West Coast Heatwave! I'm worried about my computer's hard drives, should I curtail my downloads and turn some drives off for the next few days until things cool down? [more inside]
The Last-External-Hard-Drive-I-Ever-Buy is stuck between heaven and hell. Can anyone please help me figure out how to rescue it? [more inside]
Hard Drive Crashed after a week... should I risk a return under warranty if it contains personal info? [more inside]
if my computer crashes will I lose my data on my second internal harddrive like I would on my first? [more inside]
My Mac powerbook crashed. I had backed up 99% of everything, so it wasn't as painful as it could have been. But for some weird reason iPhoto doesn't show that I have any photos. [more inside]
I'm guessing my hard drive is dead? [more inside]
My 12" Powerbook G4's hard drive has gone belly up. Help me figure out my options. [more inside]
i lost a partition in a reformat, but the data is still on my harddrive. i want to get the data off. i have r-studio, but not enough disk space on the existing partition to put the other data on it, and i thought i shouldn't create a new partition to put the data on, as that could mess up remaining data. i don't have an external harddrive. is there any way i can safely get the data off? thanks! [more inside]
The hard drive on my fiancee's Windows machine has died, with our wedding plans, five weeks prior to our wedding. I've managed to duplicate the drive (with Unix's
dd), though not without errors severe enough to prevent me from booting it. Now what? [more inside]
My wife's computer died (autopsy pending). I took her hard drive out, put it in an Adaptec external enclosure, and hooked it to my machine via USB. It runs fine and I can see the directory tree, but it won't let me access the important stuff under her profile in Documents and Settings -- just says "Access Denied." Is there any way around this? [more inside]
HardDriveRecoveryFilter: wondering if there's anything I can do to recover data after a system crash other than formatting or a data recovery service. [...] [more inside]
Can I get information off an old computer with 2 drives in a RAID 0 setup, if the new computer has a RAID controller?
My old computer died (complex, but non-HD-related). I've got a new computer. The old computer had 2 drives in a RAID 0 (striping) setup. Is there a way to get the data off them, assuming no possibility of reviving the old computer? (The new machine does have a RAID controller)
I have two hard drives: one with windows/software and another with all of my stuff (mp3s, photos, documents, etc). I was listening to music when it suddenly stopped in the middle of a song. The computer was frozen. I rebooted and my second hard drive with all my stuff isn't recognized in windows. No error messages, the drive just doesn't show up. Reinstalled windows. Still nothing. The hard drive is recognized fine by the BIOS. I was running XP, now I'm running 2000. I haven't cried yet becuase I'm not convinced that all of my data is gone forever. What can I do?