Years ago, I ran into a patch of horrible luck. My laptop’s hard drive crashed, and my diskette backups turned out to be faulty.
At that point, I couldn’t afford to have the data recovered from the drive.
Now, I can probably afford to have it recovered, but the hard drive is really really old. It crashed in 1996, and it was old then.
It’s been in one of those anti-static bags ever since.
Is there any hope?