What's the PC equivalent of DiskWarrior?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Flowbee, May 30, 2003.

  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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    A friend of mine had his hard drive crash on a PC running WinXP. I replaced the drive and reloaded the OS for him, but I'd like to try to recover as much data as possible from his bad drive (it still spins, but locks up about 75% of the way through a diagnostic test). Now if he had listened to me in the first place and bought a Mac, I'd be pulling out DiskWarrior right about now, but I've been away from the PC world too long to know what the best windows solution is. Any suggestions? Norton SystemWorks?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cc bcc macrumors 6502

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    I think he should try Easyrecovery, it might work on this problem. I used it to retrieve lots of data, but not on a crashed disk. Good luck!

    edit: You can find it here. The freeware version lets you diagnose the disk, to retieve the data you have to buy it.
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    well to me it sounds like a dead hard drive, and it wouldnt matter if he had a mac or not because its still dead. do you get a clicking noise, i would just plug in the hard drive into the computer as a slave and just mount it and look through it and grab what he wants.

    iJon
     

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