Posted 12 February 2009 - 05:29 AM
first problem it could be is with the case, You could try loading up Ubuntu Linux and reading it that way but there may be an easier way to do it. inside that enclosure there is a regular hard drive just like the ones inside your computer typically. some use the smaller HDs used in laptops, and I cant speak for certain that yours isnt but most arnt. Id take it apart, and if its and IDE drive and u have IDE cables in your computer, assign it as slave (you might have to find a jumper some dont come with them) and put it in your computer and access the drive that way, if its sata and you have sata inside your computer you just have to have the sata cable to plug it in. now, the other problem could be that its the hard drive itself and not the enclosure-this is the worst case scenario and my guess probably is your problem, its the hard drive-a bad header or something along those lines. then again, Linux may be able to get your files off of it-if the hard drive is broken, chances are youll never get use of it again, but linux sometimes can rescue files from a bad hard drive. that is what Id try, id do an ubuntu live DVD, its a fast download, you can boot up off your DVD drive, no need to install, and its user friendly.
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