Friday, January 20, 2006

Freeze your hard drive to recover data: Myth or Reality?

I'm so bummed that I didn't try this with one or three of my failed drives. Maybe it would have worked. Ah, well. There's always next time.

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7 Comments:

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Zach said...

Thanks for your blog please visit and link to mine!

http://dontbuygateway.blogspot.com/

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger Dakota C:\> said...

Hey, I just found your site. I myself own a Gateway, and I've been put through the levels of tech support hell myself.
Back in 2001, we bought a Select 1200CS. 128 MB of RAM, 20 GB hard drive. Today it still runs with that stuff but with XP Pro.
Before, it ran ME. I hated ME. The PC got to the point of turning itself back on after we shut it down. Gateway wouldn't help. We tried to reinstall ME. "This CD is for use only on a Gateway computer" is what the CD told me. Gateway didn't care.
Gateway treats customers like crap. Let's see the computer lemon law!

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Marc Grosz said...

honestly its half myth and half reality.

You need to leave them in the freezer for a long time to truly get cold, and even then you have a max of maybe 60 seconds to get your data; but the drive was recognized by the system again after freezing, just not long enough to matter.

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger MarcosTeles.com said...

Hi my friends,
I got problem with mine too. I brought a gateway recenctly in a business travel to USA. The ULTRABRIGHT DISPLAY is fucking my eye. I just can't stay too much time in front of them. I contacted them and they don't give me a soluction.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Luke said...

Hi,

I am now a member of Ihategateway.com. I bought a notebook about 10 months ago. I have had to replace the mother board the hard drive. I have had countless hours on the phone. Now my hard drive fails again. Please some advice..... I am close to tears at this point. Paid 1'500 for a POS.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger John said...

Hey. Want to hear my Gateway horror story in short? Bought my laptop not knowing how woefully bad Gateway was. I get it, it works for a week. Then the monitor goes out. Simple trouble-shooting. I hook my up LCD via the VGA port on the laptop and it works. A problem with the monitor. So I call them, tell them. I send it in to them. It gets back to me. Works for 1 hour and monitor dies out. I find out they didnt replace it because it didn't qualify for a monitor replacement yet!! So I send it again. It comes back, this time doesnt even work at all!! I send it back, comes back, doesnt even start at all. And still, I can plug my LCD into it and its fine. So I bitched to them on the phone again, and they told me they would send me a new laptop, different model. What do I get back in from UPS? SAME MODEL, CERTIFIED REFIRBISHED!!!!!!!! And it was all used looking.

But thats not all. To add insult to injury, the replacement doesnt work either! HAHAHA!
So now I just sent my letter to their headquarters in South Dakota. Lets see what happens.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger John said...

Oh... and when they say "Certified Refirbished" is this certified from the same shmucks that "fixed" my laptop the first 4 times?!?!

 

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