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Hard Drive Not Bootable or Reading


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#1 andantesash

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

I am having a problem with my Toshiba Internal HD, my computer done the latest windows update and it restarted and now its saying there's no bootable device.
 
I've tried booting in safe mode, removing battery, holding power for 30secs etc. I've also taken the drive out and put in another drive which boots up fine, added the drive with issues into my SATA dock and it's not reading in my computer. Also tried booting up with Ubuntu disk to see if it would read the external drive that way but still nothing.
 
When the drive is plugged in to the dock and I move it around its got the magnetic movement which suggests its running, I can also here it if I put my ear up to it.
 
Any suggestions on a way to fix this? Not sure if the partition has become corrupt or something - any advice would be grand!
 
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:23 AM

With the drive attached to the SATA dock is it detected in Disk Management? It may be listed a Offline or RAW?



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:33 AM

With the drive attached to the SATA dock is it detected in Disk Management? It may be listed a Offline or RAW?

 

Here's Disk Management. I had this issue a few years back with another laptop and managed to fix it but I can't remember how I did it.

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:40 AM

With the drive in the SATA dock try a different USB port. Also you can open a command prompt and type:

 

diskpart

list disk

 

Is the drive detected detected? If Disk Management does not detect the drive then diskpart will probably not see it either but it is another way to check for a disk.

 

If diskpart and Ubuntu cannot see the disk then I think it may be dead. Did you boot the Ubuntu disk on the Toshiba or with the drive in the dock?



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

I just tied diskpart / list disk and it's displaying the following:

 

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          465 GB      0 B        *
  Disk 1    No Media           0 B      0 B
 
 
I also tried putting the Toshiba back into the laptop and booting with ubuntu but it couldn't find any hard drive.
 
Any suggestions or software that I could try to fix it as it is still spinning etc. I wasn't sure if it maybe needed to be re-mounted or partitioned to fix a corruption but I can't even gain access to actually do that.
 
Is there any way to strip the hard drive and replace parts on it as theres some new files I have just recently added that I haven't backed up or moved to the cloud yet and I need them off it.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:40 PM

If Ubuntu or Windows cannot detect the drive then there is no software that would be able to scan the drive. Only hardware available at a Professional Data Recovery Service would have a chance of recovering any data and this is not cheap. 


Edited by JohnC_21, 05 May 2018 - 01:40 PM.





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