I have the Toshiba dt01aca050 500GB SATA HD, don't know if it has been formatted,
I connect it to the desktop computer "hp t130.it" using this IDE/SATA adapter
with the jumper in MASTER position.
I turn on the pc and go into BIOS settings, there's the hdd "TFS@ABA DT00ACA0"
but if I quit BIOS and insert the first recovery disk (cd 1 of 5), the cd start,
the hdd led light up permanently but the pc screen is all black with only the intermittent
white cursor, after a few seconds the cd stops.
I left the pc in this state for 20 minutes and nothing change.
Reboot and tried with another dvd drive and it's the same.
I removed the 500 GB hdd and IDE/SATA adapter then I reinstalled the original 80GB PATA HD
(full of data and can't use recovery disk in it),
I start XP and insert the first recovery disk to see if the cd has data inside and yes,
all the data are there.
Can you explain why only with cursor appear on the screen ?
Is the pc trying to format the 500GB hdd?
How long does it takes to format a 500GB hdd?
Can you suggest some test to do?
The last succesfull recovery that I did in the original hdd was 10 years ago and I had no trouble.
Thank you for reading and for answer I hope.
Edited by hamluis, 14 October 2015 - 11:04 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.