Hard Drive not showing up in My Computer

By werewolfversion
Dec 19, 2005
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  1. I recently purchased a 9600xt. While I was installing it, I foolishly plugged in the Floppy Drives power supply into the hard drives jumper settings slot, plugged in the power supply of my samsung 80 GB HD, and turned on the PC's power. Fired something on the HD. Don't know what though (most likely the jumper pins). Is there any way to get my data from the HD? I have over 5 years of family photos and over 20 GB or songs (Have them on my mp3 player but the software that I got with the Gigabeat added a .SAT encryption and now it can't be removed). Being the lazy bum I am, I never printed them or took any backups. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Edit: Here a couple of pictures.
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  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

    Its not a at-home job, unless u can get hold of some software & hardware that can do it for u. But otherwise, u can only go to one of those disk-recovery companies and give it to them. They'll probably get it for ya, but it'll cost ya.....
  3. werewolfversion

    werewolfversion Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah. It costs around 700-3,900 $ and even more depending upon the problem. Is there any other way, by which I can get my data?
  4. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Not unless you can get the drive to spin up and "work". By no means can regular software do anything unless the drive physically spins and the read heads work.

    Sometimes, and I've never done this, sometimes you can get your hands on an identical hard drive, then replace the main board, if it's removable like that. Or at least replace, if possible, the peices that are removeable.
    It will cost you the amount of an identical drive, some time and tools, and a high possibility of failure. But at least it is cheaper then 2 grand. And it just might work. If not, then you have the replacement drive ready to go.

    I'm sorry, and good luck
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