Dropped laptop now receiving error message

Ermoore

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Oct 16, 2013
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I dropped my laptop and I am now getting a "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" is there anyway I can recover and get all of my data and files (like papers and photos). I don't care about the computer anymore. Just want my stuff.
 

jaguarskx

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Depending on the extent of the damage to the hard drive, you may have to rely on data recovery professionals (not best buy) to extract as much of the files as they can.

Probably the worst thing (other than totally corrupted data) is if the drive motor / read / write heads are total messed up. In that case it would be necessary to disassemble the hard drive to access the individual platter in a cleanroom (i.e. totally controlled environment), then mount it in a drive to access the data. Something like that is very expensive. Several hundreds of dollars and data retrieval is not guaranteed. Hopefully you do not need that type of help.
 

jaguarskx

Champion
Moderator
Depending on the extent of the damage to the hard drive, you may have to rely on data recovery professionals (not best buy) to extract as much of the files as they can.

Probably the worst thing (other than totally corrupted data) is if the drive motor / read / write heads are total messed up. In that case it would be necessary to disassemble the hard drive to access the individual platter in a cleanroom (i.e. totally controlled environment), then mount it in a drive to access the data. Something like that is very expensive. Several hundreds of dollars and data retrieval is not guaranteed. Hopefully you do not need that type of help.
 

Ermoore

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Oct 16, 2013
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Thank y'all SO much. The laptop fell less than a foot but I'm so desperate to save all my college work I need for an eportfolio to graduate.
 
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