My PC - win 7 64- quad core intel - 8gb ram - ssd boot - let me know what else you want to know
Situation: One of my spare data hdds is giving me problems. Its a 250gb seagate that was an external usb drive but I removed the hdd from the enclosure and have it connected via sata. Recently my computer would start freezing on windows boot screen before you get to user login. I figured it was an hdd issue and identified the problematic drive. Once disconnected everything else is fine so obviously the drive is going bad. So I set out to just recover the data and scrap it. I can't get to windows with the drive connected so I tried Hiren's bootcd however that also freezes at the first boot screen when the drive is connected. I am able to run seatools and I have run seatools on the drive, it finishes, but then freezes upon finishing and the log file isn't saving anywhere. This is all I have tried so far - what are my other options?
Linux? Some Dos based recovery? Any ideas - thanks again.
Update Edit: Ok I've enabled AHCI functionality and then I plugged in the bad 250gb drive and windows found it and I see it in device manager. However I do not see it when I open my computer. Also when I try to open r-studio the program freezes on loading (probably because of this drive).
What else can I try to do to access it?
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Ok I've enabled AHCI functionality and then I plugged in the bad 250gb drive and windows found it and I see it in device manager. However I do not see it when I open my computer. Also when I try to open r-studio the program freezes on loading (probably because of this drive).
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