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Can I get data off a HDD, if its not detected in the BIOS?
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May 30, 2012
9:51 PM
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May 30, 2012

I had a WD 160 GB HDD. Bcoz of "Earthing" problems, it had already got bad sectors. But it still worked. But now its not detected in the BIOS. I had backup'ed many files from it. But still some important files are inside it. Can I anyhow get that data out from it?

I have tried HDD Regenrator, HDAT2, Windows XPE (Live CD), Linux (Ubuntu), etc. But none could detect it. Now is there any way? Please Help. Thanks in advance.

June 3, 2012
12:04 PM
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December 1, 2009

Dear Sir

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June 3, 2012
11:26 PM
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October 15, 2009

It sounds like you were using some good tools for the recovery.  Without the BIOS being able to see the drive your options are more limited.  I would try taking the drive to another machine; maybe a friend who could let you try.  Disconnect their drive and boot from a boot CD and go into the BIOS to verify if the BIOS sees the drive.  Another thing to try would be a PCI add-on card to see if the drive can be seen that way.  Lastly you could use try a USB/Firewire case to see if the drive can be recognized that way.  If none of those work your last option would be a professional recovery service but those can be expensive.  If the BIOS or adapter work then you can use any of the tools mentioned to fix the drive.  Good luck.



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