External drive does not mount on XP or any other OS. I tried different enclosures, different computers and installed it internally. It is not working. When I install it locally, I get a boot time error that the drive is bad even though it is set up as a slave or secondary drive with a master on the same cable. I tried it with the Cable Select as well as manual secondary drive settings with no change. When I try it with a USB external enclosure, the computer detects a USB storage device being connected. But the Disk Management console within the Computer Management console does not see the drive.
The drive is, clearly, bad, but is there anything I can do to get some of the data off of it?