mounting a failed IDE 2,5 drive

November 15, 2012 at 09:42:53
Specs: Windows XP
mounting a failed IDE 2,5 drive, i have taken it out of the laptop since it was boot device and had no other to boot from. Tried to put it in my towerPC on the IDE bus, using adaptor 2,5 to 3 inc , but then I got the tower to issue a rain of errorcodes instead of booting.

Some other person has had the harddrive and says that he can get to it, though commercial and wants big money to help out further.

In my mind it is something wrong in the bootsector/device label part. I have tried putting it into a USB casette for external Harddrive, but XP will not present the device. I can see repeated read attemps on the indicator LED.

How do I get this Harddrive mounted in order to begin searching for data (unformatted extraction I guess)

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November 15, 2012 at 11:03:31
try booting with ubuntu livecd and see if it finds the disk.

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