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External Hard Drive Failure

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Hi -

My desktop PC died and now I am trying to recover the data from my hard drive. It was a very old computer and the mother-board died, so I purchased a case for my hard drive and tried to pull the data that way. However, the hard drive is not fully recognized by my laptop.

I can see it under the Hardware Profiles screen (right click on My Computer... properties..etc). However, it does not appear under my computer. I have tired to restart my computer with the external hard drive in CS, Slave, and Master modes.

Any thoughts?


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You may need to take owneship of the files

M$ KB article


One thing I forgot to mention - sometimes this hard drive works and other times it does not. Right now, I cannot get it to work at all..
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