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Registered: ‎03-26-2011
Location: Denver
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R61 hard drive failed after 3 years

tried to turn on computer yesterday & received Error 2100 HDDO hard disk drive initialization error...  Is it worth it to try to replace hard drive or do I move on to new thinkpad?  Can data on hard drive be recovered?

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Registered: ‎11-23-2007
Location: USA
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Re: R61 hard drive failed after 3 years

Welcome to the forum!

For $50 or less you can buy a brand new hard drive with warranty...well worth it in my book.

Data from the HDD can be recovered in most cases, but that's likely to cost you a pretty penny if done profesionally...

Try booting from a "live" Linux CD and check whether you can "see" the files on the hard drive.

Good luck.



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