I have two WD2500JD drives that were in my crashed Desktop PC which was running Windows XP and were NTFS formatted. I currently have a Lenovo Desktop PC with Windows 10.
I bought USB interface devices to connect these ATA hard drives to my new PC via USB.
Windows Disk Manager sees the drives (I can send a screenshot). The first drive appears with the following notation:
On left column:
On right column:
233.40 GB RAW
(Active, Primary Partition)
However, under Windows Explorer, I cannot open the Drive Icon (it does have Drive Letter F assigned). Therefore, I cannot access any of my important files stored on the drive from my previous PC!
I have researched “solutions” via Google and tried several things, such as checking device drivers for updates, getting explanations of Event Log comments, such as “Device USBSTOR\Disk&Ven_WDC_WD25&Prod_00JD-00HBB0&Rev_2D08\7D577A671680&0 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match”.
I also tried to back up (image) the drive using Macrium Reflect Version 7.2 SW, which I have installed on my new PC. The imaging of the drive onto a back-up folder on a new External 1.5TB almost completed after running 2 1/2 hours, but, right at the end aborted with this error message “Backup Aborted! Unable to read from disk - Error Code 1117 - The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.”!
Data from the other drive, when connected, also could not be accessed.
I also tried several USB/HD adapters - the current one in use is a DIGITUS USB Highspeed to SATA/IDE Adapter.
I would appreciate any help in retrieving photos and files off these two HDs which were in my last desktop PC.
Thanks in advance,