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Old 08-31-03, 11:23 PM
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Winternal's ERD 2003 utility rules!

Just wanna share how great Winternal's ERD 2003 utility is. It had saved me a few times at work and now it's saving my sister's butt. Basically, her laptop hard drive is bad, filled with bad sectors and XP is corrupted.

Just boot up with the ERD CD, map to my computer, and there I go transferring all the data from the laptop to my computer. I've just ordered her a new Hitachi 40GB 8MB cache 5400rpm hard drive from Googlegear for $150. Not the best deal but it's a high performance drive
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So what exactly did you do with it? It has some kind if universial drivers for the NIC or USB to transfer files? Or it still got you in Windows? What if the computer doesn't detect the hard drive, can it still save it? Actually, looking around their website, it does seems to have some handy tools like recovering lost admin password and easy recovery.
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It's basically a very simple Windows XP OS (very strip down from a vanilla XP). It's like a GUI Recovery Console but with more power.

If the computer is not detecting the hard drive, there is nothing you can do to recover it software wise unless you bring it into a data recovery specialist.
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Got the hard drive yesterday. What a HUGE improvement in performance compare to the old POS drive. The IBM P3-700MHz laptop doesn't seem that slow anymore.
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40GB 8MB cache 5400rpm hard drive from Googlegear for $150?

i've seen 120GB 8mb cache 7200 RPMs for 99$ (with rebate ofcourse). too bad all the deal are US only ...
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Originally posted by nomaan
40GB 8MB cache 5400rpm hard drive from Googlegear for $150?

i've seen 120GB 8mb cache 7200 RPMs for 99$ (with rebate ofcourse). too bad all the deal are US only ...
It's a notebook drive. They cost way more.
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Yup, cost much more and performance, at best, comparable to standard 3.5" value drives.

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