Loose Connect

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My hard drive with Windows 2000 stopped working after I used a rescue disc from Windows 98SE. The drive is no longer recognized by the bios. I tried to access it with an adapter (USB TO IDE) without any luck. Is my drive ruined or is there a way I can recover from my stupid mistake? My main desire is to be able to use the drive, recovering the data or the OS is secondary.

I tried to make this post when I joined the site but can not fine it again. I apologize if this is a duplicate posting. Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.
 

D_Know_WD

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Hi there Loose Connect,

You can try attaching it to another system. If the HDD is again not recognized by the BIOS, I'm afraid you will have to get a new HDD(a SATA one). Also, the data recovery may be expensive as you will need to use the services of a data recovery company.

Cheers,
D_Know_WD
 

YourLocal

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Why would want to use the drive? If you don't have back ups and want the data try

http://www.300dollardatarecovery.com/

Or if doesn't matter then replace it a new HDD or SSD.
 

D_Know_WD

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Hi there Loose Connect,

You can try attaching it to another system. If the HDD is again not recognized by the BIOS, I'm afraid you will have to get a new HDD(a SATA one). Also, the data recovery may be expensive as you will need to use the services of a data recovery company.

Cheers,
D_Know_WD
 
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