I have been attempting to perform a data recovery for a colleague of mine on a Toshiba 30GB hard drive (Model MK3018GAP). This was connected to a Compaq Presario 1500 with Windows XP Home Edition. The hard drive was working properly until a couple of weeks ago when I started to boot up. The notebook would not boot up even in safe mode. I ran SpinRite 6 to test the drive, but everything seemed correct. I did not detect any clicking noises from the hard drive.
He had the hard drive replaced in order for him to get back to what he needed to do. I have attempted to place the old hard drive in an external enclosure to connect as a USB external drive. This has caused my PC to reboot constantly. The enclosure that I am using is a 2.5" Aluminum External Enclosure SKU: 306130 that was purchased from CompUSA.
The PC that I am running has an Athlon 64-Bit processor and has Windows XP Professional. The actual BIOS does not show the device, but when I press a key that prompts me to indicate which device to start first, it includes the Toshiba hard drive as a USB device.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Charles A. Davis