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my hard drive in my laptop failed and i'm trying to rescue as much as possible, i've recovered about 80% using dos, i've read about dd_rescue and i think it ...
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    hard drive failure help


    my hard drive in my laptop failed and i'm trying to rescue as much as possible, i've recovered about 80% using dos, i've read about dd_rescue and i think it might help, the laptop was running xp mce, the desktop i now have the hard drive plugged into is running xp pro, the laptop had a second hard drive that i'm thinking of installing ubuntu on so i can use dd_rescue, the other option i have is using the desktop and running a live version of linux, which way is easier? and how do i do it, i mean how do i get ubuntu to see the dying hard drive and be able to use dd_rescue on it, if i go with the second option, how do i get the files off the drive and back into a windows machine? thanks for any help you can give me

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    System Rescue should be able to do what you want, here's a link to their page:

    Main Page - SystemRescueCd

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