Yes I figured it might be a lost cause but, I did try the freezer thing first with no good results. I have heard of taking it a part and checking it to see if it was working. If it did work it would work good enough to get the data off of it. I have even heard of changing the heads from a working one to at least get the data off. but the head is moving and the disks are turning. I am thinking that maybe a sector or some thing to that nature is bad or corrupted and it won't let windows recognize it. But I really don't think that would explain the wining sound that was comming from it.
As far as sending it to a data recovery lab. It would have to be some pretty good data on it to fork out that kind of change. I just thought that some one might have read this and has tried some thing that may have worked.
Well I'll hang on to it for now and maybe some day I'll get an answer to try.
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