first off, let me start by saying that readin my previous Question might help u get an idea of what im going through :
(basically a 200GB HDD with bad sectors and courrupted MFT, MBR and partition table.i use it as a secondary hard disk for extra storage and im trying to recover its 2 partitions)
Using Active@ Partition Recovery, i had prevously created an image of my 20GB partition which i was able to browse thru and save using WinHex (though you need the forensic license if you want to be able to save complete folders instead of single files). I also found out that GetDataBack will recognize the HDD (from Windows) even though Windows and other Windows applications don't.
But now i am faced with a new problem. I was unable to recover the 160GB partition because now after a certain period of time the HDD "freezes" and is no longer recognized by the BIOS or by GetDataBack. This is happening while i try to recover the partition either by creating an image with Active Partition Recovery (from DOS) or while GetDataBack is doing a scan to determine my HDD structure (from Windows). If i restart the PC and go to the BIOS setup i notice that the HDD is no longer recognized and i have to turn off/on the PC for it to be recognized again.
Any idea on what might be causing my HDD to suddenly "disconnect" and how i can solve this ?
I just want to recover my 2nd partition and throw away this HDD for good.