cannot access hard drive at all

June 21, 2011 at 02:00:35
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, i have a problem with my computer and i need urgent help. Icannot access my hard drive at all on my computer, what may be the causes and solutions.
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June 21, 2011 at 04:40:40
If it is being detected by the BIOS, then the partition or allocation table may be corrupt.
Sometimes chkdsk /f will fix it. other times requires the use of a utility to get your files. These are not 100%. It requires putting the ailing drive in a system with a working drive to copy the files to. Recuva is one of many apps to do this. EasyRecovery is another.

If the drive is not detected by the BIOS, the drive heads may have crashed into the platters. In this instance, it's gone.

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June 21, 2011 at 13:29:09
You might want to provide more details. Is this your booting drive and the OS doesn't load? Or does it load but you're having problems running software? Is it a second drive? How long has this been going on?

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