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recovering data from or saving a failed hard drive? Answered

The hard drive got pulled out of my computer while it was on sleep mode and when I tried to turn it back on, it seemed like it was gonna work but a few seconds after windows (7) loaded it crashed, now every time i get the blue screen but it wont show long enough for me to get any info off of it. As far as I can tell it seems to still work but it cant load windows. If i can't save it, is there any cheap way I can recover data off of it? (pictures/music/minecraft saves) 

It is a WD Caviar Black 500gb
Model is WD5001AALS

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Vyger (author)2013-10-21

boot from the windows install DVD and have it fix the MBA of the drive. Second choice is to run the install/repair and let it reinstall if it needs to.

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Jimmy Proton (author)Vyger2013-10-22
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iceng (author)2013-10-21

Get a new boot drive and set the dying drive as secondary
now read and save what you can.

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Jimmy Proton (author)iceng2013-10-22

Just bought a 500gb VelociRaptor to replace it, thanks for the tip. Well see how it goes when I get it running

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