So I am helping out a friend of a friend.. crappy Samsung Netbook, getting boot error with windows.
I had a larger spare drive, so I swapped it out, and proceeded to do a fresh install of the OS.
I plugged the "dead" drive into my main PC, and after a bit of time, I could see the files, so I started to copy off the clients docs, pics, etc.. The progress eventually stopped, and then any attempt to access the drive would lock Windows Explorer hard.. reboot, manual scandisk /f, after about an hour it froze.. Installing same drive in linux box, it was unable to mount it.
Any ideas? Other software to try?
My client (a very nice girl btw
), had some files backed up, but of course, not all the files, so I'd love to be able to save as much as possible.