How do you recover data from a hard drive when Windows won't recognize it?
Posted on 2007-11-28
I have a Western Digital hard drive that I was using as a primary drive. The computer started rebooting at will and I shut down the computer and pulled the hard drive in question. I took the hard drive to another machine and ran scandisk on it to repair any bad sectors, etc. It still continued to reboot, so I got a new hard drive and put the operating system on it, thinking I could copy the data over to the new drive. When I hooked up the malfunctioning hard drive, Windows could not see it. I went to Computer Management and it could see it, although it said that the drive was unallocated. It also showed no name for the hard drive.
My problem is that I have to retrieve the data from that hard drive.
Any questions or solutions?