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So I came into the office yesterday (after we apparently had a brownout where the lights flickered and SOME PC's turned off)

My PC was off when I got to it which I thought was odd. I tried turning it on and the BIOS skipped right over trying to boot from my HDD. (its boot order is HDD, CD-ROM, NIC)

After taking my HDD out and sticking it in as a secondary drive on another computer, and now using a SATA to USB 2.0 Adapter, I need some help frown.gif

The SATA to USB device is showing me a green light to indicate that it is registering that something is connected to it.

I'm booted up on my secondary rig and looking under Disk Management. The first thing I'm greeted with is this screen.

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Well that seems promising right?

Well unfortunately when I click that I get an error.

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The Drive is showing up (to some extent) within the interface. If I right click on the non-initialized disk I see this pop-up where I'm unable to initialize it.

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So I don't really have any more options to click on, as clicking "offline" gives me that same "incorrect function" message.

Here's what I see if I right click on the disk and click Properties.

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What do you all advise I do frown.gif
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post #2 of 8
Put the hard drive back in the original machine (from everything I'm seeing this is a boot drive with an OS on it.......... right?)

Then attempt to repair the Master Boot Record before going any further. At this point, anything you attempt to do "could" result in the loss of data, so hopefully you didn't have anything critical on the drive.
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Originally Posted by wevsspot View Post

Put the hard drive back in the original machine (from everything I'm seeing this is a boot drive with an OS on it.......... right?)

Then attempt to repair the Master Boot Record before going any further. At this point, anything you attempt to do "could" result in the loss of data, so hopefully you didn't have anything critical on the drive.

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post #4 of 8
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Just 13 million nutcoin (i'm an idiot)

Try to do what Wevsspot suggested, repair the MBR with the original hardware. Also do you mind telling us what HD it is? You might also want to check for physical damage so the HD's circuit board.
post #5 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dortheleus View Post

Try to do what Wevsspot suggested, repair the MBR with the original hardware. Also do you mind telling us what HD it is? You might also want to check for physical damage so the HD's circuit board.

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I put it back in the original PC. Even if I was to put the Windows repair disk, or even try to install a new edition of windows, the drive doesn't appear anywhere.
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post #6 of 8
Try a Linux Distro like ubuntu

Linux tends to work pretty well at getting data off bad hard drives.
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Drive has failed. You need to have advanced data recovery on it for any hope.
 
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