how do I recover data from a non responsive hard drive?

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  1. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #21

    jumanji said:
    Thanks ICit2 for coming in. DEL key gets you into BIOS set up menu. (At the moment I don't want the OP to get into BIOS setup menu > Boot Priority and meddle with it.:))

    Do you know which key brings the onetime boot menu on P5E?

    alphanumeric in this post Why Del Key? BIOS Boot Menu (This takes you to that post)
    has mentioned F8. Also Why Del Key? BIOS Boot Menu (This takes you to another post in the same thread)

    I wanted the OP to read the first BIOS screen where at the bottom the relevant keys are normally mentioned. He hasn't done it yet. I allowed him to sleep and then come back.

    Let us see what he does when he wakes up.
    Ok mate I thought or was under the impression - perhaps I read it wrong that the OP could not boot the Ubuntu or it was running strange and so couldn't "see" the drive
    I will see how you go with the problem.

    Am not sure about that other key mate - sorry. What I was wondering though was about the age of the board maybe it is not that crash hot??
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       #22

    ICit2lol said:
    ..... What I was wondering though was about the age of the board maybe it is not that crash hot??
    Yep, I am mentally prepared for that eventuality. .:)

    EDIT: One search tells me that the key is Alt+F2. Want it from the horse's mouth nevertheless.

    "Is is possible for ASUS P5E mobo to boot from a USB drive?"

    " Yes you can. I have that motherboard. Just press Alt+F2 at startup" - post dated 03 Feb 2008
    Last edited by jumanji; 17 Jun 2014 at 08:19.
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  3. Posts : 74
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       #23

    okay, thanks again everyone for the help.

    the first screen at start up gives me the option of the DEL key or the TAB key to display BIOS post message.

    so I hit TAB.

    that screen lasts less than half a second.... so after about 30 re-boots, I managed to read half of it... it gives me three options.
    DEL to enter start up
    F8 to enter BIOS set up menu
    ALT - F2 to enter ASUSTeK EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3 06

    after hitting ALT F2, it takes me to a bright blue screen with that heading....

    am I in the right neighbourhood?
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    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #24

    Try Shift + f8 at boot -

    This stuff is always like state secrets - very hard to find the fkey for Boot Device menu.
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #25

    My Asus motherboard use the Delete key to access the bois.
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    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #26

    Layback Bear said:
    My Asus motherboard use the Delete key to access the bois.
    Thanks Jack, what key takes you to the Boot Device menu on your board?

    I think Canuck can get to the BIOS screen but jumanji doesn't want to make a permanent change to the order, only a one time boot from USB or DVD.
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       #27

    Slartybart said:
    Try Shift + f8 at boot -

    This stuff is always like state secrets - very hard to find the fkey for Boot Device menu.
    we have a winner.

    shift + F8 gets me a screen called
    Please select Boot drive
    1. 1st Floppy Drive (I don't have a floppy drive installed)
    2. HDD:
    3. CD-ROM
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  8. Posts : 7,087
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       #28

    Good going with Slartybart in.

    I think @Canuck67, with a USB drive plugged in, rebooting and hitting that combination may add USB also as a bootable from device in that menu.

    Try and let us know whether it happens.
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  9. Posts : 74
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       #29

    jumanji said:
    Good going with Slartybart in.

    I think @Canuck67, with a USB drive plugged in, rebooting and hitting that combination may add USB also as a bootable from device in that menu.

    Try and let us know whether it happens.
    what do you want me to plug in the usb port?
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #30

    On my Asus system (F8) all by itself get me into boot order selection.
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