Need to recover data from an apparently bad hard drive
Posted on 2005-04-14
I have a Compaq Evo N1020v that has worked great for several years. Eariler today, it was working fine, but I needed to reboot to re-establish a wireless connection. While trying to reboot, I kept getting a flash of blue screen and then a restart. After trying this several times, I ended up getting a message of "operating system not found".
As luck would have it, I just bought a USB external 2.5" Hard drive case yesterday as I had a client whose motherboard when out and they wanted to save the data from the hard drive. Well, I can connect their hard drive to my PC and immediately see what is on the hard drive. When I connect my hard drive, I get nothing--and a different drive letter designation.
I would appreciate any suggestions of how to retrieve this data.