Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: drive not recognized, is there any way to get my data?

04 Nov 2012   #21
gregrocker

 

You mean the source HD in question? You would be copying to an external (only) if that's not clear. For some reason it won't copy to USB if another USB drive is used to boot from. So I'd use the disk. Paragon might work better.

But there's 90% chance there will be no drive found during file rescue if it's not first detected in BIOS, so check your storage section there, if not detected change cables and check again.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Nov 2012   #22
airworks

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

What do you mean when you say storage section. Is that the tab/panel named main? I saw 6 sata titles and all were not connected.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

Yes. Did you change the cables to drive? I'd also try changing the port to see if it will show up at all there. If not then there's not much you can do.

I'd probably also install it on another PC to see if it shows up in Explorer, Disk Mgmt, or if Partition Wizard can see it which sometimes is the case if the other two can't so that it's Disk Check can bring it back to life.

Otherwise replace it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Nov 2012   #24
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes. Did you change the cables to drive? I'd also try changing the port to see if it will show up at all there. If not then there's not much you can do.

I'd probably also install it on another PC to see if it shows up in Explorer, Disk Mgmt, or if Partition Wizard can see it which sometimes is the case if the other two can't so that it's Disk Check can bring it back to life.

Otherwise replace it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I had already walked him through testing with another cable, he has also tried using the drive in question on another computer and it wasn't recognized there as well, to me it sounds unless there is someone in his area that does full drive rebuilding (swapping plates), he is out of luck on that drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #25
airworks

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes as said I have tried those already except for the partition wizard, hopefully I can get a chance to try that tomorrow.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #26
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Just remember when messing around with Partitions, if you delete your partition that is on it, you loose everything on that drive.

When you have it plugged in, and you turn on your computer do you hear the drive start up?

Also you can try to do a new install of windows, just don't delete or format and your stuff should still be there, you will need to reinstall your programs, and move files from your old documents folder to the new one windows will create.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2012   #27
adelejukerberg

Windows 8
 
 
Hard drive is DEAD

Sorry To say...but hard luck buddy. Nothing can be done. Nothing can be done even to recover data except data recovery services. If data is damn important, spend money and get your data back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 drive not recognized, is there any way to get my data?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.
I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these...
Hardware & Devices
why is SAN drive recognized as local drive while NAS isn't?
Hi all; Maybe this's just a simple question for experts in storage sharing. Why are SAN drives recognized as local drive while NAS drives aren't? I knew that SAN uses block level transfer to transfer data while NAS uses file level transfer. Does this has anything to do with why SAN drives and...
Network & Sharing
Moving Boot Data to Data Drive
So I've been using my 64GB ssd as my windows 7 boot drive and i have a 1TB hdd as my data drive. Recently the my computer has begun to freeze up with errors like "explorer.exe" has stopped responding or "windows" has stopped responding and half of the time when i try to boot it says it cant...
Backup and Restore
CD/DVD Drive not being recognized
Hi guys (and girls) The other day, my computer seemed to totally stop recognizing that my CD/DVD drive even existed. No icon in my computer, with or without a disc in it. More info soon, haven't had much time to look at it, but I'm no expert on this sort of thing, so I will definitely need some...
Hardware & Devices
Using system drive data as a data drive on seperate machine
Hello peeps... I have a system drive on a workstation which is 1) removable, 2) contains 2 partitions - one for the sytem & data files, one reserved by the os. I would like to use this drive and it's file data in an external drive case (SATA) connected to my notebook. Is this possible?...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App