I have a WD 3.5" hard drive that has Windows 7 on it. The other day after it rebooted it wanted to do a system repair. not sure why, it was working fine. I rebooted it after system repair was doing nothing. it was probably a good 4 hours. no hard drive light blinking, nothing.. I shut down the computer
I removed the hard drive, attached it to a Windows 10 computer using a SATA IDE to USB Adapter (brand name not sure-its at work and I am not). Once it was connected, my computer froze and would not do a thing. Tried shutting it down but it stalled on "shutting down" with the circle going around and around (a good 30 minutes). finally i just unplugged the adapter from the computer and the computer shut down.
I took the hard drive home with me so I can I connected it to a Windows XP computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. I connected it to the XP computer, it recognized it and in My Computer the drives showed up, it does not show the size of the drive and how much free space. however when I clicked on the drives it sits there for a long time, it never shows the files. the it says My Computer is not responding. after a while a message appeared saying that the drive was not formatted, do you want to format... of course I said NO.
This is the second hard drive that I have not been able to get the data off of it especially since I plug it into the windows 10 computer first. I don't know if it is just coincidence or not.
Any suggestions as to how i can get the data off of this hard drive. I usually don't have a problem with getting the data off of it. Plug it in and the computer sees it and I copy the data. not the last 2 times and both were after I connected the hard drives to a Windows 10 computer.
thanks in advance
Edited by hamluis, 14 April 2017 - 09:45 AM.
Moved from External Hardware to Backup/Imaging - Hamluis.