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Windows 7: SMART Error Code - HD521-2W Files Recovery Options

03 Feb 2012   #1

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SMART Error Code - HD521-2W Files Recovery Options

Hey ladies and gents,

Recently my computer has been unable to boot to my login screen. It continually reboots regardless of what type of start up I select (ie. safe mode, sade mode with command prompt, last known good setting, etc.).

I recently scanned my desktop computer and received an HD521-2W SMART error. After doing a little research, I figured that there's pretty much nothing I can do and the hard drive is on its final stretch. However, what are my options of recovering my data on the dying harddrive ? (keeping in mind that I can no longer boot properly to the login screen). The files I want to recover are mostly photos, a few word files, and bookmarks.

Thanks in advance

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04 Feb 2012   #2

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