I have a Western Digital Hard Drive that I need to get some photos off of. The laptop it came out of will not boot so I took it out & put it in a external HD enclosure. My Win 7 computer will recongnize the recovery partition for a few minutes then it will recognize the main partition & ask to format the drive then a few seconds later, boom both partitions go away with no error. If I go into computer mgt & then disk mgt, I see the 280gb drive but it will not initialize, i get the error "cyclical disk error" when I try to initialize it. I have the EaseUS Data Recovery software I normally get data off of drive with but it has to recognize the hard drive to mount it.......am I at a loss with this drive or can someone recommend any other way for me to get the data off with some type of software?