|Hello, I have a computer I am trying to fix and normally dont run into stuff like this.|
I am trying to save some files from this drive, but am having a hell of a time accessing it.
In the Bios, it shows the Drive as a Secondary Master and has the correct manufacturer and model numbers.
Yet, when I goto the boot select menu, it sometimes appears and sometimes doesnt. Regardless, when I use Setup from the Windows disk to try and get to the Recovery Console (DOS) it says there is no drive installed. So, for the heck of it, I tried to see if It would let me reinstall a new copy of windows and it gave me the same message.
I am thinking the head might have scratched a platter or something, cause the owner did say it made a noise when it happened.
I dont have another setup I can easily slave it to either to try and pull files off of it.
Also, it allowed me to get in the Recovery Console once yesterday, but so far I cant get in it today.
When the HD does show up in the boot menu and I try to boot from it, it give the typical file missing in the System32 folder, so had planned on using the Microsoft Registry Recovery Procedure.