Hard Drive Recovery

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by huds, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2003
    Missing In Asia
    Have a few problems with one of my internal ATA drives that holds several digital pictures. The drive is no longer recognised on the desktop but the disk utility software does recognise it but when I try to fix/repair it the beachball comes up and doesn't go away. Tried Norton as well but the same problem.

    Any ideas how I can get into the drive to copy the pictures? Ironically this problem happened on the same day I was running my first backup.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2001
    Tiger Bay
  3. macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    Have you tried Disk Warrior? It might be able to recover it.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    i too have a hard drive that has problems...this one wont spin up. some people on macrumors told me to put the drive in the freezer and after really really cold reinstall it and remove data asap (assuming it works).

    it sounds strange but the drive is now in the chriochamber sealed in a ziplock freezer bag. hope this helps...judging by the date im probably too late to be of any help to you but it was worth a shot.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004

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