laptop sata hard drive not recognized
Posted on 2011-04-27
I have a hitachi hard drive from a toshiba laptop that recently was removed from the laptop coz it wouldnt start up due to a hardware failure according to a friend of mine who gave it to me to fix. Its an sata connection so i tried to connect it to slave connection of one of my desktops and drive is recognized physically in bios and in windows but when i go to view it the drive reads as having 100% free space and files cant be seen on it. First of all, is this even possible to do and is it possible that drive is not being read properly coz i am viewing it from an xp machine and the drive had windows 7 on it? I just need to get the data on it so i can transfer to his new laptop, thanks.