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hard drive spins, but does not show up

by iamdarkyoshi / March 18, 2013 1:08 PM PDT

It is a 200gb Seagate drive, 200gb ide. I have tried the drive in multiple computers, with the same result: nothing. The bios and windows 7 will not recognize the drive. It was my friends drive and this is his 3rd drive he had die, and he had it FULL of game data and saves. Is it salvageable?

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Did you try the CNET Storage Forum?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2013 3:20 AM PDT

At the top are titles to try and then the usual recovery house.

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Check Title Lost and Found of Storage Forum
by rehanandrew / March 27, 2013 6:27 PM PDT

Hey! dear check the storage forum of hardware forums there might be you will get the solution for recovering your data.

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Hard drives
by mjd420nova / March 29, 2013 2:58 AM PDT

Serious failures can result from numberous faults. When the drive first spins up and the control card imitializes properly, the drive should then try to read the clock track and put the read info in the buffer awaiting the MOBO IDE interface to initialize and collect that data and insert it into the BIOS for comparison. A mismatch would give an error message, no drive detected would give a boot device failure. Recover services can run very expensive depending on the failure. Replacement of the control card or as severe as having the platters removed (in a clean room) and placed in a drive mechanism to recover the data.

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