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Windows 7: Urgent!! Help needed to recover lost data

04 Dec 2009   #11
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
am in uk!

Bummer whats the Best Buy equivalent? I'm sure you must have a store like it? Don't you?

Maybe this helps:

http://computershopper.com/periphera...nal-hard-drive

Really if you can get a new enclosure it pretty easy to swap our the drives.


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04 Dec 2009   #12
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

i dont really know. i am disabled and dont get out much!
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04 Dec 2009   #13
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
i dont really know. i am disabled and dont get out much!

Ok sorry to hear that, how about ordering a new enclosure off the net? You just have to take the other one apart and verify whether its a SATA drive or an IDE drive. If you look at the link I posted the picture shows the two different types of drives. The top one is SATA and the bottom is IDE make sure the enclosure supports the drive. You will also need a screw driver.


IDE:

Newegg.com - KINGWIN BJK-35USBI Aluminum alloy 3.5" Black USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

SATA

Newegg.com - Nippon Labs Silver 3.5" USB 2.0 External Enclosure for SATA I and SATA II Hard Drive Model NL-35USB-SL - External Enclosures

You might want to read some of the reviews and verify 7 compatibility.
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04 Dec 2009   #14
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Susan

The tech guy is right,a driver is normally not required as it's plug & play.

Is the drive recognised in Vista?

If so, i suggest using testdisk to recover your data.
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04 Dec 2009   #15
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

Thanks for helpful reply. Before I upgraded to Windows 7 I did the Upgrade Advisor with the hard drive plugged in and it said it was compatible,
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04 Dec 2009   #16
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
Thanks for helpful reply. Before I upgraded to Windows 7 I did the Upgrade Advisor with the hard drive plugged in and it said it was compatible,
I though you said you clean installed.....
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04 Dec 2009   #17
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

to RSVR85

no it isnt recognised by my vista laptop or my old XP or the Windows 7. The light is on but noone is home!!
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04 Dec 2009   #18
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

sorry i am confusing everyone. I did a clean install in end after 4 upgrade attempts failed
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04 Dec 2009   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SusanHC View Post
Thanks for helpful reply. Before I upgraded to Windows 7 I did the Upgrade Advisor with the hard drive plugged in and it said it was compatible,
Hi SusanHC

Can you try out the unit on mates PC with Vista installed.

or

If you ask around your area you should find someone.
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04 Dec 2009   #20
SusanHC

Windows 7 and Vista
 
 

Plugged it in to my husbands vista laptop - still nothing!
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