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  1. #1
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    Hard Drive Dead?

    i am using windows 2000. i few days ago i booted up into windows and it gave me a message saying to not unplug my hard drive with out uninstalling it or something first. but the thing is that i never even tried to unpul it at that time. now i reboot and it wont detect the hard drive and it wont install or anything. does anyone know of a way to get the data off this thing cause its reallly important.



    thanks


    Mike

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    Anyone?
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    Is the drive showing up in the BIOS? Here is a program however it is not free it is called Get Data Back. How it works it analizes your problem then it will let you know if it can recover your data then you have to pruchase a key.

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    it isn't detected by the BIOS. i tired freezing it for like 7 minutes and it still didn't work. also tried that program and it didn't work :/ anyone got any other suggestions?
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    Any more info on that error you got..almost sounds like a USB device.

    when you plug in power can you feel the drive spin up?
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    try this-

    1. different power connection
    2 . try a different controller on motherboard
    3. if using cable select, change it to master, set hard drive as master on data cable, have been known problems with cable select
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    None Worked
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    If you have also tried different cables and the BIOS still doesn't recognise the drive then chances are its toast. Just to make sure, try it on the other IDE channel. If still no-go then replace it.

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