Hd Not Recognized

By rusty russ ยท 6 replies
Apr 27, 2005
  1. Someone Brought Me A Computer With A Failed Hard Drive. Installed A New Hard Drive For Them W/no Problem. Tried To Slave Old Hd To The New One And It Would Not Recognize It. Tried All Jumper Settings And Even Put It On Ide 2 As Master Still Wouldnt Recognize. Booted Through (maxtor Dr.) The Maxpro? Or Some Utlity Like That And It Wouldnt Recognize The Drive Either. Is There Any Other Option Besides Sending This Thing Off To A Data Recovery Store Or Is There Some Thing Im Missing. Bios Wont Recognize The Hd. Set To Auto Tried Everything I Could Think Of. Thanks For Any Help In Advance.
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Try getting the hard drive settings of the Maxtor site and entering them manually.
  3. rusty russ

    rusty russ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bios wont let you do that. HD might be toast
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    You won't need to rob a bank to get a new disc. :)
  5. rusty russ

    rusty russ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    trying to get the info off of it is the problem. Its my boss's cpu so wanna try everything before telling him to send it to a data recovery firm.
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    See your problem Russ I hope you succeed with it. Afraid I have no ideas at the moment.
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Look for a little utility Tuff-Lite. They have a pro-version as well.
    This boots and runs from just a floppy. If that does not find that HD, you have little else but send it away to Ontrack & co.

    You can try File Scavenger, but that is more for deleted files.
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