Posted 09 March 2005 - 07:04 PM
I had a 'friend' who is fairly knowledgeable about hardware replaced my 40 GB HGD with a 60 GB HD, and tried to copy the contents for the 40 GB drive on to the 60 GB drive. The 40 GB drive was in a 'caddy' which connected to the computer thru the USB post. He tells me that he was able to read the 40 GB drive thru the USB port, but could not copy the contents on to the 60 GB drive.
When I got the 40 GB drive, I couldn't get the PC (a Dell Laptop-Latitude) to even recognize the drive through the USB port. On one occasion, I got the 'blue screen' with some error messages as soon as I plugged the drive into the USB port and the computer hug after that, and would not proceed/boot until I removed the connection from the USB post; one another occasion, I was to actually boot the machine, but the computer didn't recognize there was anything connected to the USB port.
My question(s) is/are: is it technically possible to recover the data from the 40 MB drive? What sort of recovery software is available to try, i.e., demos? Is it practical to quick format the drive so that it might be read, then try to recover data?
Thanks for any advice/support.