It's at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?threadID=354911&tag=forums06;forum-threads and starts with free tools to a miracle and then off to software we pay for and finally data recovery services.
Lots to try !
I recently bought a new laptop after my other one was dropped. I didnt want the old laptop hard drive to go to waste so i bought an external hard drive enclosure. When I plug it in to the new laptop its recognized by device manager as "Disk Drive" and its found under the "safely remove hardware" as a USB Mass Storage device (Disk Drive). However, it doesnt show up under My Computer or even as a drive when I go to Disk Management/ Computer Management. Ive done quite a bit of reseach but cannot find a solution to access the hard drive or even reformat it. I would love to be able to recover old files from it but Even reformatting and being able to use it is good enough, can anyone help? thank you very much in advance!