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#1 rgrover1994

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:14 AM

Hi,

I know other people have had this problem and I have read some of the other threads about it, but there seems to be no clear cut way to fix the problem and it depends on each situation. For me, my internal HDD is not recognized upon start-up. I need to get the data off so I was thinking of using an enclosure. In the meanwhile, I want to use a usb to try to access the drive. Is there a way to do that? Thanks.

BTW. I was operating on a dell inspiron 1525 with a seagate momentus 5400.6, 250 gb hard drive.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:47 AM

There are USB to SATA/IDE adapter available(just type by your search engine) while there are also enclosures such as found on this link with video

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

You could also try booting from a linux disc like ubuntu, see if the hard drive mounts then transfer the data to a USB flash stick or hard drive.

I've encountered problems before using USB enclosures.

#4 rgrover1994

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

jhayz: yea i ordered a SATA adapter. as far as the link goes, it says that process is for drives still recognized by BIOS. Mine isn't recognized.

dif: good idea. Do you have any instructions for that?

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

OK so I got the sata adapter and hooked it up to a good computer. The drive is not recognized on my computer and is making a certain sound (attached). Sounds like its trying to spin up but can't. What can I do?

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