Accidentally set wrong Jumper and lost its data
Posted on 2006-06-03
I had Maxtor 6L 160PO (160 GB) as a data storage hard drive for about 3 month in a windows 2003 OS Pc, Yestersday I unpluged that hard drive and connected to another Pc that has windows XP as an OS, in the process of plug this hard drive to the other machine I did accidentally set CLJ jumper on instead to set it as Slave or CS (cable select) after I turn on the machine it does not shown this newly connected hard drive, so I realised that I accidentally set the wrong jumber .
Since then the hard drive can not be read even that I plug back to the original machine with a correct jumper setting, of course.
The BIOS reported the size of the hard drive is only 128 GB and in Windows 2003 OS Computer management- Disk management reported that the size of the hard drive is only 31 GB, even worst the hard drive is reported to be unformatted. Every time I click on the drive from Window explore I will get a prompt to give me option to format this drive.
If any one know how to retrieve the data from this disastor, Please help.