Now I can't read my external hard drive at all. I tried going into disk management, bios, using tweak ui, checking device manager, and the disk isn't read anywhere. I have also tried to plug it into a computer on campus but it didn't pick it up either. I didn't have admin priv. so I couldn't run the disk management or any other options really. It also makes a weird noise when I plug it in and it just goes in a pattern of that noise being for 5 seconds then going silent for a half second then repeats that pattern. I'm not sure if this same noise was there when the hard drive was working.v I really don't care about using the hard drive again so reformatting isn't my solution I just want to get the data off of it and onton either my computer's hard drive or to another external hard drive.
I didn't know if there was any recommendations or options I could have, even if I have to buy cables, software, and/or hardware to get the data off. I'm not going to go the route of having professionals. I'm very IT savvy just not in the hardware area so I want to do it myself. Any help?
Using Windows XP 32-bit
Edited by jtcollins, 29 September 2009 - 09:39 PM.