Last couple of weeks, my PC has been turning off unexpectedly every now and again. I thought it was to do with the mother board at first as this PC has gone through several.
But the other day I went on plugged my external in and the computer shut down and hasn't booted up since. I use an IDE Hard Disk. When booting up this comes up:
Auto-Detecting Pri Master..IDE Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting Sec Master..ATAPI CDROM
Auto-Detecting Sec Slave..Not Detected
Sometimes it comes onto a screen saying "Reboot and Select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected Boot Device and press key...
I'm guessing from this that the HDD has died, due to the "slave" dieing.
Any help is greatly appreciated, as I am not sure if anything can be done. If nothing can be done the final question that I have is, is there anyway I can get any of the data off of the HDD, I understand there are programmes like search and recover out there, and you can get IDE cables that plug into a USB slot, if I did this would I be able to get the data?
Thanks for the help in advance!