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HDD Problems, Help (SMIDS Where are you)

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Monstermunch, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. Monstermunch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    Help me with a mates PC.

    He's got a Maxtor SATA II Drive don't know the size. I've been round tonight to try and sort out the problem.

    Symptoms etc:

    PC working fine last night and turned off, not working this morning.

    Tried to go into safe mode - not available.

    Drive show up in Bios.

    When booting things flash past quickly reporting errors then I get a screen saying press F10 to restore.

    Pressed F10 it boots into windows with a dos box saying pagefile.ini missing and starts to count up but fails at 28% each time.

    This promts a reboot and it starts all over again.

    Any ideas cos they have important data they need on the HDD, I could download a boot disk but then they would loose their data.

    Am I missing something, would I be able to connect it to my PC and recover the data?
  2. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,834

    Location: Tosche Station

    I'd connect your PC to it to nab the data off. I don't see why it shouldn't work.