[Gllug] ext3 disk recovery?

Ian Northeast ian at house-from-hell.demon.co.uk
Thu Feb 26 20:47:36 UTC 2004

Christopher Hunter wrote:
> On Thursday 26 Feb 2004 11:20 am, Wulf Forrester-Barker wrote:
>>Any suggestions for how I might be able to access the drive? I don't
>>think I trust it enough to put it back into regular use and I haven't
>>got any vital unbacked up data on it, but there are a couple of files
>>I'd like to rescue if possible.
> From your description, it sounds like the disk is knackered, or it might be 
> the controller.  You could try another drive and see if the controller's OK.
> If it's the drive, you might be able to recover the data, but I wouldn't trust 
> that disk again, and if it's under warranty, I'd either get a replacement or 
> my money back (and probably never buy that type of drive again!). 

If the drive is kaput, there's a chap calling himself "Odie Ferrous" who 
advertises a very reasonably priced data recovery facility regularly on 
uk.adverts.computer (he charges less to individuals than companies). He 
appears to have a good reputation.

Regards, Ian

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