Hard Drive not recognized



DWP
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
I have a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB hard drive. I had
ghosted a dying WD 150 GB drive on it and had been using
it about a week. After a restart it said that ntdlr was
missing. Solved that problem. Then a little while later,
the disk could not be recognized. Took it to a data
recovery place and they said all the data was still on
there. For $100 bucks, they reconstructed the logic on
the drive - whatever that means - but to recover the data
entirely was going to be $1500+. So I took it home to
give the recovery a shot myself. I hooked it up as a
cable select in the slave position on an existing Win XP
Pro cable select ready system. The computer works fine
but I can't see the 250 hard drive anywhere. Not in any
software I have downloaded, not off any boot disks, not in
any command prompts, not even in the BIOS. The cable is
fine, the power is fine, and the drive spins up. What is
wrong? Is there anything I can do for a resonable amount
of time/money? Thanks

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Try rt clicking MyComputer>select Manage>Disk Management. See if it
shows up there. If yes, rt click on it and give it
a Drive Letter.
"DWP" <swimmerim21@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB hard drive. I had
> ghosted a dying WD 150 GB drive on it and had been using
> it about a week. After a restart it said that ntdlr was
> missing. Solved that problem. Then a little while later,
> the disk could not be recognized. Took it to a data
> recovery place and they said all the data was still on
> there. For $100 bucks, they reconstructed the logic on
> the drive - whatever that means - but to recover the data
> entirely was going to be $1500+. So I took it home to
> give the recovery a shot myself. I hooked it up as a
> cable select in the slave position on an existing Win XP
> Pro cable select ready system. The computer works fine
> but I can't see the 250 hard drive anywhere. Not in any
> software I have downloaded, not off any boot disks, not in
> any command prompts, not even in the BIOS. The cable is
> fine, the power is fine, and the drive spins up. What is
> wrong? Is there anything I can do for a resonable amount
> of time/money? Thanks


Hard Drive not recognized