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If this works, you should be able to copy the files off  immediately. Other than clearing out all the data. I thought what did I have to lose. My hard drive was majorly damaged they said. his comment is here

It also has a video showing the formation of frost on the metal discs inside the drive. that drive sat in a drawer for 6 or 7 years unnoticed, but last year i pulled it out just to see, and plugged it in, IT STILL WORKED! pretty much freeze my computer. i still sounds like its working ok it spins make sounds just that when i plug it in it want get recognized.

Dropped External Hard Drive Not Working

Copied my data back to the drive. These partitions also WERE visible on my Laptops Vista BEFORE installation of SP1. Shows up as F drive. Be warned these can cost hundreds of dollars, but the chances of success are very high.

I'm leaving it in there for a day before i try to fire it up and get my data. When she tries to start the computer all she gets is the flashing "?" mark. I can only assume it's the board on the drive that's damaged. Dropped External Hard Drive Not Recognized Next try after I let it come back to normal temperatur and freezing down -14 degree I have got for a second a USB recognition on my XP, a window opened

I thought I was home free, but 'My Computer' doesn't have the drive listed. Dropped Hard Drive Not Recognized An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. Thanks! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282582-32-dropped-seagate-harddrive-work It ran for a minute, and i heard it click.

Doesn't work at all! Hard Disk Fell Down Not Detecting Lillie Reply August 22, 2007 I tried freezing it but all that came up afterwards was ‘invalid boot disk,' just like before i froze it. It kept telling me to put in the system recover disk. And the fall isn't too high so I thought that it wouldn't damage the drive.

Dropped Hard Drive Not Recognized

Kevin, I really appreciate your clarification and insight. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1679918/dropped-500gb-storage-drive-fix.html Semi Remedy Connect the drive but do not Format the drive, right click 'my computer' then 'manage' go to 'storage/disk management' view the drives; your usb drive will not be allocated Dropped External Hard Drive Not Working I will let you know. Wd My Passport Dropped Not Working Casey Reply November 10, 2009 Sorry about that, I misread your comment.

i tried this method and it didnt work for me… i left it there for at least 24 hrs and still just one partition is showing uo and it doesnt copy this content worked for about 4 minutes then crashed. /I am going to try a cooler box, six pack/ (Beer) size with dry ice. "frozen Co2. Disconnect it again, then seal it in the bag(s), putting it in the freezer again to cool it, remove and reconnect it and try to operate it all over again. I wouldn't keep turning it on until I did this. Dropped Seagate External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Next try a little scatching sound came up by seaching, and that made my stop the attemts. For some alternatives, please check out my more extensive hard drive recovery guide with step by step instructions in How to Recover Data from a Crashed Hard Drive. My daughter had an iPod that quit and we froze it and it's still working 4 years later. weblink My laptop has Xp on it for an operating system.

One small bad solder joint when heated enough will lose contact due to heat extension, and when cooled make contact again. Dropped Wd My Passport Beeping Thanks everyone for helping me out. Very helpful!

Helpful +8 Report tiger Jan 30, 2009 at 06:37 AM but what if you do NOT want to reformat.

The next morning, I just plugged things in. If the motor starts to slow from age or whatever, or something happens to the drive that the heads aren't floating at the right height (too low), they won't read the That removes the possibility of having drive conflicts, and you also don't have to tinker with the jumpers. My Wd Passport Fell Down And Not Working Casey Reply November 26, 2008 Hi Kilian, So did the freezer trick work for you?

If you think you may send the drive off to a data recovery service, please don't move forward with this method. I have been using a known good external HDD case (brand new in fact) The reason I know the case works is because I have another drive that does work in It definitely did something, because I could smell it working. check over here I've got all my "need it stuff" recovered and right now I'm getting the "want it stuff", mainly 60GB of music ripped over the years.

so i tried right now im trying the freezing way and we will see whats gonna happen. Alternatively you can have a look on the motherboard to see if there is a spare SATA port (if it is a newish HDD) and connect it that way also. And as about the culprit in .NET frame work 3.5 service pack.


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