Reviving a drive like that one—even if only long enough to copy its data before you throw the drive in the
garbage—is a tough challenge. When I asked TechRepublic members how they would troubleshoot a
situation like this one, we received over 200 solutions, and we heard from a number of TechRepublic
members who wanted to know “what everybody else suggested.” So we decided to publish this collection
of over 200 ways to revive a hard drive.
In editing this document, we tried as much as possible to preserve the voices of the TechRepublic
members who submitted these solutions.
Before we begin, I'd like to stress that I am not responsible for anything that
goes wrong with the installation. This document was created to aid in the
installation process of Backtrack to a hard drive. I take no responsibility if things
go wrong.For years, users have had to install and update the security and wireless tools to
perform security assessments. However, Backtrack has a great feature which
makes it easy to install on a USB or Hard Drive. By using this feature, it bypasses
the hassle of having to install and update the tools manually....