troubleshooting Question

Cant initialise disk

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detox1978Flag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi All

My laptop hard drive started clicking, so I removed it and I'm trying to get the data off it.  I'm not bothered about the drive itself as it's old, just want the data.

It doesnt all the time.  When I connect it to my other laptop using a drive caddy, it's picked up by disk manager, but showing as Not Initialized.

If I try to initialise it, it says

Data Error (cycle redundancy check)

Diskpart shows the disk as online and 0MB

Any suggestions on what I can try?
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