My uncle spoke with gateway tech support because he was having an issue logging into his computer. Well they ended up having him format and reload his computer without telling him to back up anything.
So he asked me if I could find the deleted pictures and documents. So I took his hard drive out of his Gateway DX4885-UR2F computer. The hard drive is a WD 1 TB SATA drive.
I took it home and put it into my computer as a secondary drive. I just plugged the sata and power cables in and started my computer up. My pc saw it as the E drive and I was able to run Recuva to try and recover some of his data. I was able to get some stuff that was deleted. I copied those files to his hard drive and took his drive out of my computer.
Now when I went to install it into his computer it loaded to the windows 8.1 login screen and he logged in and it went to a blank screen from there. Now everytime I try and start it up it goes to a blank screen. In the bios for the hard drive it says "Boot Manager". I tried using Diskpart to make it the active disk, volume and partition but when I do active it says that the partition isn't MBR. When I try and convert it, it wants to erase everything.
I guessing since I put it in my computer it became a secondary drive and now it isn't being considered as a primary drive in the original computer. I haven't messed with SATA drives this way so I'm not 100% sure.
Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
- Intel Core i5-4440 Processor 3.1GHz
- Microsoft Windows 8.1
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 1TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
- Intel HD
- 16X DVDR/RW SuperMulti Drive
- Digital Media Card Reader
- 10/100/1000 Network
- 802.11b/g/n Wireless
- Bluetooth 4.0