Booting the Unbootable

Just about everyone has experienced a hard drive failure.  What recovery methods are your old standbys?

Booting the Unbootable  In an article on TechRepublic, Jack Wallen discusses a few strategies for recovering unbootable hard drives, including booting from a restore disk and using a Linux live CD.  A Linux live CD is definitely something that you should have in your IT tool belt, and a couple flavors to consider are Puppy (easily made into a bootable thumb drive) and Ubuntu.  

Then again, there are also those unorthodox and unreliable methods such as putting the drive in a freezer.

Read the full Tech Republic article here.