OS: Windows XP Pro (Version 2002) (Service Pack 3)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.0 (160 Gbytes)
A few days ago, my computer suddenly froze up on me. When I went to reboot it, I got the Blue Screen of Death with the error:
0X000000ED (0x8ADADE30, 0xC000007F, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
After reding the steps to recover from Microsoft's websites and trying the CHKDSK /R command AND THE FIXBOOT command, the os will not load.
To make matters worse, now when I turn on the computer, the hard drive isn't listed any more and then I get an error that I have No Partition Table during the bootup process.
At this point, I'm not sure if the hard drive will ever load back up. I usually back up my data, but I've lacked on that for a few months now and I have too much data on it to just let it go and trash the hard drive.
Question: Is it possible for me to buy the same exact hard drive, then take the platter out of my old hard drive and put it in the new hard drive casing to be able to retrieve my data?
Any help appreciated.