Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:10 PM
Approximately 2 weeks ago, my computer went crazy. After several hours I was able to get it to boot up long enough for me to back up files and folders to a hard drive I have in an enclosure. My system is now functioning after the installation of a new hard drive. After getting security programs installed, I hooked up the enclosure and restored the files for 2 users to the new drive. Last night I wanted to transfer my files from the enclosure drive to the new hard drive. I hooked it up, turned it on, and it whirred. It was never seen by my computer. I immediately hooked up another hard drive in the enclosure and it worked. The one that works also has backed up files on it, but the last time anything was put on that drive was early January. There wasn't a lot that had been added since then, but I still need to attempt to recover files and folders from the drive that doesn't work. Any suggestions on what I can try? Should I even keep trying? Should I try to find some dynamite and blow up the non-working drive? Any suggestions/advice will be much appreciated.