When I connect this drive on my HP m7060n PC, (which already has a 200 GB WD SATA hard drive connected as primary w/ OS) the Maxtor is not recognized. When I enter the BIOS setup, the drive is recognized. In the device manager of My Computer the drive is recognized but will not populate. When I run the BIOS diagnostics on this drive it says that it has a read error #7.
The 120 GB Maxtor drive was pulled from a Dell Dimension, where it was the primary, holding the OS. After the owner of the hard drive tried to remove a virus, they corrupted Win XP. I said that I'd take the drive and try to copy some of the cherished videos and pictures (which, of course, were not backed up!). I try to use Disk Manager (run > diskmgmt.msc) which will not recognize the drive at all.
On the HP m7060n PC there is no RAID array, just the single 200 GB WD HDD. I have also tried different SATA ports (the primary is connected on #1).
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this to work to save the files? Would there be any special software to try and recover the files?