This site is moved to other domain!

You should be automatically redirected in 9 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Stumble Upon Toolbar
written by: Ukion in
[] [] [] []

Frozen disc tip: How to save information from damaged hard disc

Don't want to miss a single bit? Subscribe to our RSS Feed!

It often happens that a disc only month old is damaged, in which case you take it back to the store where you bought it, since it is already under warranty. However, it can always happen only to start up your old computer as every time before and suddenly, you hear a strange sound, which your disc most probably made. It really is not the nicest of feelings knowing that you have just lost hundreds of gigabytes of information. Hard discs do not last forever. But, there is no need to start panicking immediately. You should think about the possibilities to save the most important information.

Naturally, there are specialized companies that are specialized with saving the information. But, it is often very expensive and out of the question, so we often decide in favor of some alternative and rather strange decisions, which may work from time to time.

The solution we are describing today includes disc freezing. Disc freezing works mostly if your disc is broken and you hear a strange clicking sound in it. In most cases, the head of the disc moves from the center so you can hear strange noises, and in case you freeze it, it will fix the head for a while.

The first thing you need to do is take the disc out and put it in a closed little plastic box to avoid sweating. After that, put it in the refrigerator and wait from an hour until 24 hours, depending on how long you can wait and how frozen you want it to be. That means that if you keep it in the refrigerator for a longer time, you will be able to retrieve more information.

After keeping your disc in the refrigerator long, enough take it out and connect it to the computer as soon as possible. Start the computer as soon as possible as well. If your computer does recognize the disc, try to save as much information as you can in a hurry, because the disc will not work anymore once it gets warm.

You may repeat this process several times to save more information until all - or most of your data will be stored in a safe place.

Subscribe to DetectorProDid you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment below and continue the conversation, or Subscribe to Feed and get articles like this delivered automatically to your Email or feed reader.

Related articles by tags