Solved

drive not showing up?

Posted on 2015-02-10
12
111 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-16
Hi,
I have a toshiba-hard-drive, 320 GB, which i recently took out from my laptop. The problem i am facing; the hard drive is not showing up via computer nor disk management. I hooked up the drive via port from the motherboard but the icon still not showing up.

I want to retrieve my data but i am stuck now. The disk is spinning; and also there are no sound clicking noise coming from the drive.

Any idea?
0
Comment
Question by:Bakaka
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
12 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40602536
is the drive shown in the bios?  -if not, there's not much you can do
a suppose you connected the drive to a sata port?
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:VB ITS
ID: 40602677
Have you tried using a different SATA cable? Different port on the motherboard?
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 40602988
if it does no t show in the bios - and you need the data, a data recovery service is the only option
0
Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40605063
i do not agree - we provided solutions - but we cannot repair bad hardware !
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 40607443
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

fixed.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40607381
no solution is provided, and no answer given
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 40607444
fixed already
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40607643
plse post the solution then !
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:VB ITS
ID: 40607666
Please provide the solution then request to delete the question instead of just requesting to delete the question without providing any further information on what solved the issue.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 40608410
thanks...the drive is now in the hand of the data recovery centre
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40609455
that was suggested by me in my 2nd post !
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:VB ITS
ID: 40611285
Only fair that nobus gets awarded the answer for this question then.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Access database located in "cloud" storage 12 133
add storage to HP DL 380 G7 32 73
Lenovo T520 wireless card re placement 5 32
Synology NAS to Amazon Glacier Back up plan.. 3 55
I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

713 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question