Last night my laptop slapped the hardwood floor and after a lot of attempting to turn it on and off, I closed the lid and pushed it out to sea. Well, not really. Well, it turns out that the Hard Drive was the problem as I got the 0xc00000e9 error on the laptop but I’m able to install Linux through the CD drive.
I pulled the hard drive out and I’ve got one of those things (can’t remember what they’re called) that is externally connecting to a computer via USB but can slap a hard drive in there like an Atari cartridge and boot it up.
Well, I did that and the desktop computer found the drives (yes, it found the main drive and the partitioned back up). I got excited. I clicked on them but was prompted to format the drive first. Since that would defeat the purpose of salvaging the data, I stopped.
So the question is, can I pull the data off of that hard drive or is it hosed?