Hard Drive Crash
Posted on 2011-03-15
I have two of the same exact model HP desktop computers. Both of these computers have a the same SATA hard drive in them. Both Computer have Vista Premium on them. When the computer boots up the SATA controller doesn't recognize the hard drive. Both computers within a week of each other had the hard drives crash. This if find odd, how often does the same exact problem happen on two different computers?
I need to know how I can get data off these drives, any software out there? This is what I have tried so far.
1. I installed the drive on a different computer running XP. The XP computer recognized the drives but when I tried to browse the data it wanted to format the drives first. Of Course I didn't do this.
2. On this same computer I used a ubuntu live CD to see if I could browse the data, no luck...
So is there some miracle software out there that can get the data off the drives?