My Hard Drive is Dead
My hard drive is dead, not recognized in BIOS and does not make any sound, what should I do? Any way to get the files and pictures back from the Hard disk?
Repair information on hard drives or hard disks. Hard drives are magnetic data storage devices. They are used in most desktop, laptop, and server due to their low cost and high data density.
A software solution is not the answer you need a Hardware Solution and the best I've ever dealt with was Kroll On Track who if necessary can read data directly off the platters of the HDD.
Though this is not a cheap option and can cost a lot of money but provided that the Platters have no Physical Damage all the data is recoverable.
The question now is do you want to pay to have it recovered?
A few years ago they ran an advertising campaign telling people how they recovered Data off a Drive that was on Colombia when it was destroyed and the life of the drive after the failure of Colombia. How it flew into a swamp at high speed sat covered in water and god only knows what for 6 months before it was discovered and then at some point in time latter they where given the drive to work their magic on.
I've given them a drive that was dropped 3 stories or so and had everything recovered within a little over 30 hours. The company who owned the drive was only 1 hour late for a Tax Audit and yes the cost of the recovery was a Tax Deduction and even with the large amount paid for the recovery it still saved them a lot of money.