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One of my hardish failure

One of my hardisk failed, lucky the OS is not on it.
It is a 200G seagate hardisk. All important data and documents on it.

And the connection to mainboard is sata.
When startup, the mainboard cannot recognize it, also the OS.

Any good suggestion?

Thanks and Regards,

Turbot
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
you can try to access it using a bootable OS like knoppix.  but it sounds like it is dead.
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
oops... i think you have duplicate questions
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shaharidzalCommented:
1. Try to use/replace the cables or the SATA port.
2. Have you change any BIOS settings recently, if so you may need to set the BIOS settings to make sure that IDE mode is SATA enabled.
3. The worst: You may have a faulty harddisk. You can also find an identical harddisk and change the chip board to copy out the data if it is the board that was fried. However can't help if it is the mechanical part that broke down.
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nobusCommented:
you can test the disk on another PC to be sure
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
how to use knoppix,

recently no setting changed, :(

Change the board is hard for me, can I use any software from manufacture to do it?


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FriarTukCommented:
turbot_yu,
> When startup, the mainboard cannot recognize it, also the OS.

why would the o/s not be found if it is on a different hard drive?  who many drives to you have & what type of connection are they - ide or sata?
don't change the board, try moving your 200gb sata hard drive to another computer to see if it works
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nobusCommented:
>>   how to use knoppix,   <<  this tells me you did not even try it.
go to the site, download the version you want, burn the cd, and boot from it.
if it recognises the drive, your hardware is ok. if not vice versa
 
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rindiCommented:
The knoppix site is here:

http://knoppix.net

Anyway, I think you somehow got something mixed up. You say "lucky the OS isn't on it". In my opinion the Data is important, not the OS. You can allways reinstall the OS again, but if you loose data, that's it!
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
I have 2 hardisk, each one has 3 drivers.
Now one is down, the 3 drivers inside also failed.

For the 2 hardisk, one is IDE, one is SATA.
Now the SATA one is down.
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nobusCommented:
>>   I have 2 hardisk, each one has 3 drivers   <<   ? ? ?   chinese to me. can you explain what you mean?
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FriarTukCommented:
meaning 2 hard drives each with 3 partitions
ide is your primary boot device with the o/s
sata is your secondary with the data

correct?

does your computer boot with the primary ide drive? y or n

if yes, this is where you mean that your o/s can't recognize the sata drive

if no, which drive does it boot from & what is the startup drive boot order in your bios?
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Dark720Commented:
Shot in the dark #1 : See if any of your friends collegues etc. have an Sata-> usb adapter.
see here. http://www.addonics.com/products/io/adsau2.asp 
I have recovered a lot of data from drives the motherboard would not recognise, but when using these adapters I can get access.

Shot in the Dark #2: This has also worked for me, I have only done it on IDE drives.
I put drive in the freezer for 30 minutes, then boot and get about 20 minutes use out of the drive, I repeat until all my info is off the drive.





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mjcoyneCommented:
"Shot in the Dark #2: This has also worked for me, I have only done it on IDE drives.
I put drive in the freezer for 30 minutes, then boot and get about 20 minutes use out of the drive, I repeat until all my info is off the drive."

Wow, I haven't heard that one in a while...  Very old school, Dark720!  Sort of like sector not found errors in MFM (or RLL) drives back in the eighties -- sometimes they were caused by the drive being formatted in one position, and then the computer was put on its side... :)
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turbot_yuAuthor Commented:
Thank for all, it is ok now,
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