An SATA hard drive suddenly failed
Posted on 2014-08-29
We have a single relatively-new SATA hard drive suddenly getting failed. (OS is Win 2003 server.) Simply just cannot boot. This hard drive's brand/model/size does show up in BIOS just as a normal one, but just cannot be recognized by the OS.
We want to recover data files from it even it is not bootable. So we plugged it to another computer and hope it can show up on the OS level. Unfortunately it doesn't. Then we used a utility called 'Partition Saver' and are able to see the list of two volumes but both are listed as "Unrecognized Volume" where we can see all the file names listed on the screen but just cannot be copied. (When trying to copy, we got an error saying the file not existing...)
Can you tell us what is wrong and how to copy those files out to another disk?