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Windows 7: HDD not showing on my computer

18 Jun 2012   #11

windows 7 64bit
I'll try the surface scan

Thanks - I'll definitely try the surface scan. I'm actually running it off of an SATA to USB cable. I took it out of it's enclosure today and was surprised that it still wouldn't show given that it was minus its own operating system (not sure that's the right term for that).

Thanks again - I think the scan will take a long time, but if anything good comes of it, I'll let you know.

THanks again.

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19 Jun 2012   #12
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You'll get an idea of how bad the HD is by the number of red sectors flagged.

However since you have the HD out of its enclosure (nothing more) then I'd plug it into a laptop or use a SATA cable to plug it into a SATA port on a desktop to test it using it's manufacturer's HD Diagnostic
extended CD scan, which along with Disk Check can sometimes repair it enough to get the data off. But I would never trust it without backup again.
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