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It may be possible to recover the HDD, depending on the situation. I would recommend contacting a recovery specialist to assist you with this. I know Geek Squad has Data Recovery in their list of services. You may also try simply going to a Best Buy, Fry's, or Office Max, to see if they can help.
Please let me know if this helps, or if you have any other questions. Have a great day!
Of course it helps. All replies & suggestions help and thanks for them. Right now PC in in hands of friend who is good with computers. I know very little my self, but wonder why he feels he can 'repair' it, but not be able to recover any thing from it. I read some after I'd asked my question and found solutions that may or may not work, but seem worth trying. One was Kaspersky Rescue Disk, but I didn't understand how to download it if pc wouldn't boot. Also, F8 sounded possible. We'll just have to see. Trish
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