Have a situation with a HDD (WD1600AAJB) which I’d like to correct at the very least to simply extract the data on a 1 year old HDD. The chain of events ran as follows.
Performed a Windows XP update.
As happens on occassion with their updates, a file was corrupted (…VGA… something), and the PC would not reboot making it to the windows loading screen only.
At that point I tried to do a windows repair with the CD, yet backed out of that to check on simply replacing the file before starting.
When the PC tried to restart, I then get a “NTLDR” is missing error message.
So then trying to repair once more with the CD, I receive the message that there is no HDD present.
Finally, BIOS even stopped recognizing the HDD.
The HDD still spins up, makes no odd sounds, yet is not recognized as existing…At that point I’m beyond my skill set so speaking out of ignorance, yet I assume the boot sector or whatever is corrupted/damaged on the HDD. Any ideas on how I can access the HDD if even just to recover some of the data if not repair the boot sector?
Thanks for any help,