01-09-2011 05:34 PM
I have a T61 with a hard drive that won't boot.
I ran the hard drive diagnostics and got the 0000 Read Error.
I also ran Seagates SeaTool software from Dos and confirmed hard drive failure.
This is the 2nd time within a year that a hard drive has died in this machine, so I'm thinking about a new laptop.
But I would like to recover my data from my hard drive if possible.
I hit the Blue ThinkVantage button at start up but don't have the Rescue and Recovery option ... I guess it was never installed after the first time I had to replace my drive (I also upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 at this time).
Is there a (free) way to recover my data without being able to boot to WIndows? Or am I SOL?
01-09-2011 05:44 PM
Do you have a second computer with a free SATA port or access to one?
01-09-2011 05:59 PM
My roommate has an old laptop, but it's at her work right now.
I'll have access to it tomorrow.
Despite the failed hard drive test results, i'm now able to boot.
I can get to the main screen (task bar, desk top, etc), but it takes a very LONG time to get there, and once there it never fully loads, so I can't do anything really.
I can access Task Manager and reboot and all, but can't access the start menu, open any programs, and the clock is frozen.
01-09-2011 06:09 PM
Ok, now I can slowly get to the start menu...don't know what's going on.
Hopefully I can backup my data to my external hard drive from here.
Any ideas why it's running now? And why at this super SLOW pace?