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Old 1st September 2014, 08:46 PM
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I had a 40GB Fujitsu drive fail about 12 years ago, it turned out that the UK had taken delivery of about 300,000 drives all with the same inherent problem, and they had been installed in PCs made here.

A data recovery specialist in Portsmouth managed to salvage everything I wanted but it cost me 120.

True, the value was at least that much to me.

The techie guy said the problem was the hard drive reporting to the OS on boot up that it wasn't ready, due to some flag not being set, while all the time it was ready; he just needed to get the OS to ignore the error message, which of course Windows 98 as it was at the time, couldn't do.
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