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Hard drive recovery

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#1 Julia-the-PCGP


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:12 PM


A friend has a laptop which isn't seeing her hard drive at all - not even in the BIOS.

I've removed it to a caddy and when plugged into any other computer it recognises but isn't allocated a drive letter.
I thought that my data recovery software would read it (Easus Data Recovery Wizard + Virtual Labs), but it can't even see it.

Does this mean the data isn't recoverable - or is there something else I can try ?

Thanks for your help.

Julia Evans

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#2 dif


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

You could try removing it from the caddy and plugging it into the other computer directly. Then try a linux live cd to see if it will mount.

I have to admit though, it doesn't sound to good if it's not detected in the BIOS.

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