Simple question about Hard drive failure

Custom / CUSTOM
November 12, 2010 at 21:09:37
Specs: Windows XP, 3.008 GHz / 2047 MB
Hello, if you have multiple partitions on your hard drive and it fails, is it possible that the other partitions are still able to be read if I simply plug in the drive into the secondary slot? If you do not understand, I like to assign different partitions such as games, backups, etc. so if my hard drive fails and I need to replace it, can I get another HD, and hook up the faulty Hd as another drive and in My Computer it will show the working partitions? Or if the drive dies is everything lost?

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November 12, 2010 at 21:14:06
If the drive is "physically dead" I doubt you would be able to retrieve anything. If it isn't spinning you're not going to access the data. You may want to check with a technician that has the equipment for such a job but I am sure a simple recovery "software" program won't help on it's own.


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