Toshiba HD prohibit jumper setting

By rtfmbif
Aug 10, 2006
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  1. I had issues with a toshiba laptop, appeared windows was blown. It would boot up to a blank curser. I was unable to access CD, USB or network. I had the bright idea to pull the HD and run as a slave on my desktop to pull the data. Hind sight being 20/20 I should have looked up the jumper settings first. I know in my efforts I had the jumper in both positions listed as prohibit by toshiba. The drive will no longer boot and the laptop will not even find the drive. Can anyone explain what toshiba means by prohibit and if there is a way to get this back at least enought to pull the data from the drive? I am not willing to spend thousands, but I really could use the data back. The drive is a Toshiba MK2018GAP. Thanks!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,040   +223

    try the Cable Select?
  3. rtfmbif

    rtfmbif Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I tried about everything. I placed the drive back in the laptop and the laptop will not find it, even with manual setting in the BIOS. It appears to me the drive is no longer spinning. Is it possible the prohibit settings parked the drive?
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