11-07-2012 07:51 AM
can someone please help???
My HD is not being picked up by my laptop...
i have gone into "Disk Management" and is showing up as: Disk1 | Unknown | not initialised
I have checked device manager and it is saying USB external storage device is healthy
When i plug it in to my laptop it makes a clicking noise for a minute or so and then quiet! lights flashing as soon as i connect!
I have some VERY important data on their that i need
any help will be most appreciated!
11-07-2012 07:56 AM
It sounds like something is corrupt. Try burning a Linux Live CD and booting from that it may allow access to the disk. Or try recovery software like TestDisk http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk or Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva
11-08-2012 08:00 AM
Find a Linuk Live app like Knopix http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html download the ISO and burn it to a disk.
11-08-2012 08:26 AM
I had a similar problem and couldnt see the files using linux ubuntu. Finally I was able to recover the files using Active@ Partition Recovery. On http://www.partition-recovery.com/ they have a freeware version to check whether you can actually see your files. If you can, you can purchase the full software to recover them.
11-10-2012 07:57 AM
Explore and see if you can find the drive and data.