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How do you fix laptop hard drives?

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2008-02-01 17:11:02
2008-02-01 17:11:02

If it isn't a data corruption problem, your only option is to replace the drive. There ARE companies that can extract data from a failed hard drive, but if the data isn't worth the large pricetag, most people won't do it. That's why backups are so necessary.

If it IS a data corruption problem you can usually reload the operating system without destroying the data.

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