Laptop died, removed HD but can not see it when connecting

By Jecoul
Oct 13, 2013
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  1. Hi Guys

    I am seriously hoping you can help. My Windows laptop died the other day and would not open again I get a message saying either " Operating system failure " or " No operating system found "

    I have alot of files that I need for work on the HD not to mention photos of my kids growing up and so on. So I removed the HD and bought a HD Enclosure. In the meantime I have also bought a MacBook ( been looking to do this for a while and now had my hand kind of forced ).

    So I have plugged it the HD into the Macbook and it doesn't show up at all. I have looked in all the places that you should see it but nothing. I did have one instance when it came up as a shared network and asked me to sign in when I opened it. However once I signed in it came up saying it was unavailable at this time.

    I have tried plugging it into my wife's laptop but it is a work laptop and has some restrictions on it so no joy there either.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated as I need these files asap.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,668   +413

  3. watalee

    watalee Banned

    You should plug it into a pc with windows installed and check the disc, maybe the macos is not compatible with your disk format.

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