Possible to save a crashed system disk?

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  1. Orgon

    Orgon MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Orgon, Apr 10, 2016
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    Hello
    I have 390GB of very important information in the numerous files on the crashed HDD and previous system disk (with OS) that I need to save. All the data is now in raw format, this means W7 installed on SSD is not recognizing the old HDD; it’s a conflict with 2 OSes and switching priority in boot is of no help. Entirely detaching SSD from the system and only activating old HDD causes problem because it only lets me see the 4 separate colored parts of the Windows 7 flag and an annoying scraping sound is heard - probably - due to the reading head fetching data on the platter that has a dent (or dents).<=This is a result caused by Windows not accepting me ticking off all updates to not get genuine W10 :mad: (that is not in my favorites list amongst OS). So, the “defect” magnetic HDD needs to be saved; but without spending money!

    Is it too difficult an endeavor to pursue this by yourself (me in this case doing this job) or is it imperative that a “professional” IT person is paid money [too much for that work that can be done by me]?

    I need serious advice for this; HDD is WD 5000KS Caviar.

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    If this post is in the wrong forum, be so kind and move it to the correct place.
    Thank You
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