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Windows 7: SATA drive not recognised

13 Jul 2014   #1
robbydogg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
SATA drive not recognised

Hi all,

I had a pc with a SATA drive installed running XP. It got a virus that i couldn't shift and so decided to go to W7.

Bought a new machine etc and now wanted to connect the SATA drive via USB to get the uninfected files off.
The issue i now have is that none of my new equipment recognises the drive.
it does the sound to recognise that something is plugged in, but nothing else - i looked in disk manager, it shows nothing.

When i plug into a W8 machine, it's pretty much the same.

I naughtily plugged it into my work laptop to check (running W7) and it asked fro admin rights (IT protection) so couldn;t open it there either.

Can anyone help here? i'd be so chuffed as it contains all my private work, and family stuff on it.

Cheers.


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15 Jul 2014   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hello robbydog. Welcome to the forum.

What are you using for a USB to SATA connector?
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15 Jul 2014   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Presuming it's not a total hardware failure, you should consider using either of two Windows data recovery apps to see what they can find: RecoverMyFiles and Minitool Data Recovery.

Both can be downloaded, installed, and run in discovery mode. IF either of these work, consider buying a license to do the actual data recovery. IF neither work, the drive is trashed and only commercial data recovery (whose prices generally START at $1000 USD) will work.
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15 Jul 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Never plug in your personal drive into a work computer. You could infect the work computer and it's network/domain. Thankfully they had it set up to stop such actions.
Always ask the I.T. Department before trying such things.
Doing such things without permission can cost you your job.
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16 Jul 2014   #5
robbydogg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hello robbydog. Welcome to the forum.

What are you using for a USB to SATA connector?

Hi,

i'm just using a SATA to USB connector - also plugging the power for the drive into a power supply.

thanks
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16 Jul 2014   #6
robbydogg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Presuming it's not a total hardware failure, you should consider using either of two Windows data recovery apps to see what they can find: RecoverMyFiles and Minitool Data Recovery.

Both can be downloaded, installed, and run in discovery mode. IF either of these work, consider buying a license to do the actual data recovery. IF neither work, the drive is trashed and only commercial data recovery (whose prices generally START at $1000 USD) will work.
hi, thanks for the advice - i'll give them a go.
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16 Jul 2014   #7
robbydogg

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Never plug in your personal drive into a work computer. You could infect the work computer and it's network/domain. Thankfully they had it set up to stop such actions.
Always ask the I.T. Department before trying such things.
Doing such things without permission can cost you your job.

oops

i'll keep it on my machines only then
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