Recovering data from bad hard disk sectors ? (WAS: Feisty: recent updates causing freezes ??)

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at
Sat Aug 11 21:13:58 UTC 2007

> Actually, I read about people putting the disk in the freezer overnight,
> and then got it running for long enough to get the data out.
> No, it's not a joke, and no, I did not try it myself.
> Desperate times calls for desperate measures?
It does work for some faults.  I've done it.  An hour in the freezer 
10mins in the machine back to fridge, in the machine again.  Eventually 
rescued all the data on the disk.  Always worth a try as things can't 
get any worse.


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