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Data Recovery From Packard Bell PCs


I have an older Packard Bell iMedia 2559 desktop which has been in use for a few years. I have recently adjusted some of the RAM, adding a few more sticks to the motherboard. As I only had a small amount of memory in the hard drive at the same time I also installed a pair of hard drives. This is where the problems started. When I got onto the OS screen, I downloaded data which I had saved on the USB drive. I then removed the data from the USB, to clear space for other things. Then I turned off the computer, and left it overnight. When I reboot it, there is a short pause, with the fans turning around and the hard drive spinning, and then the computer shuts down. One of the new hard drives appears to be making a ‘clicking noise’, which worries me a lot, and I am concerned that I might have transferred my data to the new hard drive too soon.


I am trying to get help with a Packard Bell iMedia computer. It has been having some problems for a while, and I have been trying to use recovery systems on it in order to get my data back. So far, I have been able to get into the BIOS screen, but the hard drives have failed completely and the OS is not responding. I took some advice from my tech support about what to do, and they recommended that I pass over the computer to them in order to get it fixed. I don’t want to hand over the data that is on the drive, which I why I am trying to recover it myself. I only have a few options on the BIOS, and I am not even able to specify things such as boot order. I also can’t recover the OS, as I was hoping to do. The recovery drive appears in the POST as a failure, then the repair is reported as successful, but the computer still won’t boot up far enough for me to get into the desktop and recover my information.