Connect HP notebook hard drive to desktop
Posted on 2006-05-08
I have a HP Pavillion Notebook with a crashed 60 GB hard drive. It crashed during a weekly backup and Windows XP reccomended running chkdsk. Before I knew any better, I followed this suggestion and found that it only made things worse. I tried Norton SystemWorks Premiere recovery disk to get things back in order, but it only made it worse. Now the mbr is missing or corrupted. I am unable to boot the comp at all.
I would like to perform a data recovery using getdataback, but need advice on how to connect my notebook hard drive directly to the IDE bus on my desktop. I had found a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE hard drive adaptor online, but this does not match the connector.HP hard drive. It looks like a proprietary connector that takes the standard 40 pin and folds it over into half the width.
What I am looking for is either a hard drive IDE adaptor that will fit the HP notebook drives or, as suggested elsewhere, directions on removing the hard drive enclosure, to access the pins inside that will match the adaptor I already have.
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