Recover Data from Bad HDD
Posted on 2007-04-05
I've been working on rebuilding my computer because my hard drive died (simply quit working) so I bought a new hard drive, a faster processor and motherboard. Now what I really need to do is retrieve some of the data from the old drive. It is a Maxtor model 34098H4. It doesn't seem to matter how I set the jumpers I can't get the drive recognized. if I set as Primary master and connect it to a working computer as the only drive I get the message that the Primary drive failed. If I set it as cable select and connect it to a working computer as the only drive I get the message that the Primary drive failed. If I set it as slave with a known working HDD the computer boots but the slave drive is not recognized. If I use my USB/SATA/IDE cable and connect it to my computer it doesn't find the drive. Do you know any trick I can try to hopefully recover the data I am missing?